Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lionel Richie @ Bercy Paris April 28th 2009

Lionel Richie @ Paris Bercy
April 28th 2009
Bercy is far from being full tonight , it's an all seated concert , there's a huge gap between blocks and black curtains in the back to cover empty seats. Maybe less than 10 000 out of 17 000.
A french female singer opened the show, nice voice but nobody seemed to care.

Lionel Richie ( without T ) is a ladies singer and believe me, there are lots of them tonight , most of them in their 20's and 30's and all very georgous.
It's a festival of beautiful girls enough to keep me busy before the start of the show at 9:30 PM.
Lionel started the show with " easy" alone on the piano , then they opened the black curtains , there's a couple of screens in the back.
With Lionel Richie , you can expect lots of hits from his solo career and from The Commodores : " Hello " , Say you say me " , " 3 times a lady" ( here on video ) ...
We also had his new single " Just go" but the girls are here to hear the hits.

Lionel as always is very communicative with the audience and in a joyfull mood.
Once again the security ( what a bunch of fucking morons ) pissed off everyone down the front asking people to sit down while Lionel was asking them to get up and dance.
For the first half the audience was very quiet then they started to get into it.
Lionel is walking the stage , playing with his bass and guitar player down the front several times.
Musically all the songs are not that good , there are lots of very easy-listening kind of songs.
" Dancing on the ceiling " and , of course the last song of the show , " All night long " were well received.
Overall good show but it's way too soft for me.

" Three times a lady" :