As we get older, we long for a return to the music of our younger days – the music of our memories and a simpler time. As a result, many of those older artists continue to tour and pack the house. While some of those artists can no longer hold the notes they once did, others are still going strong as they did many year ago.
One such artist performed at the Seneca Events Center in the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino on June 10 when Gladys Knight – sans the Pips – performed before a packed house of fans.
After opening the show with “Love Overboard”, Knight told the crowd that not only could she not wait to get out on the stage, but they had to hold her back. All throughout the show Knight continually expressed her thanks and gratitude; not just to the gathered crowd, but also to those fans who have listened to and bought her music over the years.
Donned in a beautiful silver outfit, Knight was seldom still as she moved back and forth across the stage.
There was no wild gyrations, vocal gymnastics, or endless costume changes during the hour and a half show – just Gladys Knight, her band, and her backup singers who in the worlds of Knight herself went, “old school” and sang the songs with harmonies in a performance that proved Gladys Knight can still belt out the music of Motown with ease.
Stopping at time to talk with the crowd or reminisce about the songs, Gladys Knight’s set list included “You’re the Best thing (That Ever Happened to Me)”, “The Dance”, “Keep On Keeping On”, “When I Was Your Man”, “Heard ti Through the Grapevine”, “The Way We Were, and a medley of Prince tunes. Saying that she was about to forget the biggest hit of them all, Knight concluded the show with “Midnight Train to Georgia”.
It was a pleasant night of good music that ended too soon.
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