Last Thursday night, I saw George Michael in concert at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. It was amazing! Older, wiser and greyer, George is still gorgeous with a pristine voice like velvet. He still has awesome dance moves and was all over the stage with boundless energy. The show was unbelievable – really a one-man performance with the band very much in the background.
George was front and center singing his heart out. He sang almost all his hits, and came out for 3 encores. The stadium was full, and people, including me, were oscillating between tears and exhuberant joy brought on by the powerful music. It was a strong dose of nostalgia – "Careless Whisper" carried me back to being a pre-teen in my peach bedroom listening to music in bed (it was love at first sight for me when I first glimpsed George in the white knee socks in the video), "Too Funky" reminded me of dancing at Gert’s Pub in my first year at McGill University; and "Fast Love" is the anthem for my first year of law school, where I was not only inculcated into the world of legal scholarship, but also the world of Toronto dance clubs!
Within moments of the concert’s beginning, I was transported away from the world of diapers, play dates and midnight feeds. For over three hours, my husband and I didn’t stop grooving and were dripping in sweat! I was screaming "George, I love you!" and didn’t care who heard me!
Here’s a YouTube clip from his current tour!