Reach her directly at www.GwenJoy.com
Chene Park is one of the best venues to see a concert especially during the summer. Throughout the concert sailboats were docked and relishing the funky music and lively scene. This was not a shy or somber crowd. The performers and crowd grooved throughout the sets. The crowd was encouraged to exercise their right to vote before Bootsy Collins' set. A voter registration booth was set up at the entrance. Power to the people indeed.
Cameo had a dynamic, fun and funky set. Candy, Shake your Pants, and Bird is the Word were crowd favorites. Cameo played a fifteen extended version of Candy which really got the crowd in the mood for some funk. Definitely a high energy set. A perfect pairing for Bootsy Collins.
Bootsy Collins' set had a lot of splendid moments sizzling with acute pizazz. The legendary bass player wowed the crowd with his charismatic sequined, feathered and pimped out wardrobe, old school fun stage banter, extensive crowd surfing, and innovative wordplay and mix of funk standards and children's pop cultural references. Other performers sizzled visually, vocally, and musically as well. There was certainly no shortage of pipes, fros, feathers, and theatrics. I particularly enjoyed Flashlight, Got to Get Over the Hump, and a remixed version of Ike and Tina Turner's Take You Higher.