Four decades of accomplishments and musical success under her belt have truly earned Donna Summer the right to be crowned the Queen of Disco.
With more outfit changes than a Grammy Awards show host, the legendary queen of disco brought down the house on the night of Sunday, May 17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood.
Part of Summer’s “Stamp your Feet” tour, the show kicked off with a turning screen smack dab in the middle of the elevated stage. The screen slowly turned to face the audience, and revealed a stunning Summer behind it in a long, purple, sequined dress. Just about 10 minutes into the show, Summer had almost everyone on their feet.
As she sang hit after hit, including snippets from her latest album titled Crayons, it was hard to believe that this 60-year-old singer has been on the music scene for more than 30 years.
Summer had much to celebrate as she performed in front of 5,000 of her South Florida fans. Not only did her new album land at number 17 on the US Album Chart, making this her all-time highest charting album since "She Works Hard For The Money,'' but the first single on the new album, titled “Stamp Your Feet,’’ launched her to number one on the U.S. dance charts.
When Summer came out in her head-to-toe red pants suit with a matching umbrella, the audience roared with enthusiasm. Her three back up dancers kept the crowd clapping and on their feet, especially during hits like “On the Radio,’’
“Enough is Enough” and “Bad Girls.’’
At one point, the performers even jumped down into the audience and “boogied down” with the lucky ones who sat in the front row. It was no surprise that everyone in that building seemed to be hardcore Donna Summer fans; from the Donna look alikes in the audience, to the people singing along to every word of every song, to couples dancing together up and down the aisles the whole night. Of course, Summer could not leave before singing her Academy Award-winning classic hit, “Last Dance.’’ Now, if everyone wasn’t already on their feet, sure enough… this got them up.
Later, dressed in a full black, sequined, shimmering dress, Summer sang her heart out as if to prove to the dubious ones that she hasn't missed a beat and that she still has got it! It seemed as if an hour and a half of Summer just wasn't enough as people were leaving the concert hall wanting more.
Photo by Sayre Berman. Donna Summer