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Friday, June 24, 2022

Diana Ross @ O2 Arena…

Last night Stuart, Darren and I went to see Diana Ross perform as part of her Thank You tour at the O2 Arena on London's glitzy Greenwich Peninsular.

Looking resplendent, Ms Ross was a diva-esque half an hour late (a similar tardiness to when we last saw her in 2007) but soon made up for it with a 90 minute set of non-stop hits*. Four costumes changes (or was it five?) meant we had big frocks, big sound, and big hair. She was fantastic.

If her voice was a tad reedy at times we didn't really notice. Anyone can give an old girl a break - she is 78 - when she has this much stage presence. Besides, her grandchildren were all in the front row.

Great show.


Set 1

I'm Coming Out
More Today Than Yesterday (Spiral Starecase cover)
My World Is Empty Without You (The Supremes song)
Baby Love (The Supremes song)
Stop! In the Name of Love (The Supremes song)
You Can't Hurry Love (The Supremes song)
Love Child (Diana Ross & The Supremes cover)

Set 2
The Boss
Chain Reaction
I'm Still Waiting
Upside Down
Love Hangover / Take Me Higher / Ease on Down the Road

Set 3
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers cover)
If We Hold on Together
If the World Just Danced
Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell cover)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor cover)

Thank You
I Will Survive (Reprise) (Gloria Gaynor cover)


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