Diamonds Are Forever

We recently had the opportunity to go see Neil Diamond in concert at the Pengrowth Saddledome.As the write up about him on Wikipedia indicates…
…he has now been in the business for 50 years. It showed in the best possible way. He was a superb performer. He connected really well with the audience, who quite clearly, loved the guy to bits.Jan said “listening to him makes me feel like a little girl at home with Mum and Dad and my sisters, listening to him on the radio” and that was spot on.We were delighted to see a crowd that ranged in age from teen to what must have been seventy plus and the advanced years were absolutely no bar to the latter group jumping up and dancing to tunes they loved from their youth. However, it was the rendition of Sweet Caroline that brought the house down. Everyone and we mean ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE joined in, either dancing and singing or just singing along. Have a look and listen for yourselves. The thunder type noise you hear during the applause at the end of the first rendition was the stamping of feet (we hear that frequently at the Pengrowth Saddledome but have never encountered it at another concert arena to date). Whether it was the stamping or not that persuaded him, we don’t know, but he sang the song a second time (also, we think, a first for us at the many, many concerts we have been to over the years). Enjoy.J&E

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