Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Diana Ross LIVE
I’ve had this book called “What Becomes A Legend Most? The Blackglama Story” by Peter Rogers, by my bedside for a while now. Inside, is an interview with Diana Ross, circa 1973 about preps for the ad shoot. Tonight I saw Diana Ross live in concert. She makes being amazing look so easy. In true Supreme form, she had 5 changes of decadent beaded, jeweled and sparkly gowns. First red, then gold, blue, and finally, ultra gold sparkle, She started with “I’m coming out,” then segued into Supreme classics including “Stop, In the Name of Love.” She covered a couple of Billy Holiday classics and then said “this one is for my friend Mahogany,” as she led into “Do You Know?” She was just lovely, with the open armed Diva pose on the last notes; classic and every bit the embodiment of a legend. She had a great time and was even a little flirty with a guy she brought up to dance with onstage for a short while. His name was Demarion. Later, I asked him what she said in his ear onstage. “She said ‘I love you,’ just have fun,” he replied. “Had I known I was going to be dancing with Diana Ross, I would have worn a suit,” he added. The whole night was fun and inevitabley nostalgic, which is why we love her.