Friday, November 2, 2012

STEVIE WONDER - Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer (Outside Lands 2012)

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience.  Front row to see Stevie Wonder at Outside Lands this past August.  It was a long grueling day of being smashed from behind by the gathering masses while trying to fight the urge to pee for hours.  We posted up before noon at the main stage, right up front against the retaining wall.  Many acts had to be seen before the man.  Acts such as Allen Stone, Fun, Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, and Jack White all graced the stage while i was only a few feet away from the stage.  Amazing shows were put on by all of them, but the headliner blew them all away.  Stevie didn't go on till around 8pm and everyone was getting antsy and restless.  His music and voice made all of the discomfort fade away.  He performed hits such as Higher Ground, Isn't She Lovely, Mon Cherie Amore, and even covered other great hits by Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and John Lennons' Imagine.  This song resonated with me however and I was practically in tears as he sang.  I'll never forget this show and how I felt that weekend.  Thank You Stevie

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