Rod Stewart w/ Cyndi Lauper

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ 7.12.17

This is one show I’ve been looking forward to.  Rod Stewart is the consummate showman.  Whether performing his disco hits, tunes by The Faces, show tunes or oldies from the Motown era, there really is something for everyone in his show.  It is a big production, with a fantastic light show, set changes, dancers, background singers, a brass section, girls that played violin and harp, and plenty of wardrobe changes for everyone.  It is amazing how much energy this man still has and that wonderfully, raspy voice hasn’t changed since the first time I saw him live.  Part of the set included an acoustic medley. He still kicks soccer balls into the crowd, too!  I wasn’t lucky enough to have one come my way, though.  What always amazes me most about his shows is how the crowd will take over singing so many of the tunes that Rod wouldn't need to at all.  It kind of brings everyone together in one big musical family..

His setlist included:  “Infatuation”, “Some Guys Have All the Luck”, “This Old Heart of Mine”, “Tonight’s the Night”, “You Wear It Well”, “Forever Young”, “Rhythm of My Heart”, “Young Turks”, “Love Is”, “Downtown Train”, Acoustic: (“The First Cut Is the Deepest”, “Ooh La La”, “Have I Told You Lately”, “River Deep, Mountain High”, “Reason to Believe”), “Maggie May”, “Stay With Me”, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”, “Enjoy Yourself”

I had never seen Cyndi Lauper before.  The show was enjoyable, but I couldn’t help but feel she wasn’t completely on her game, and the set seemed a bit shorter than expected.  Maybe it was the brutal heat or maybe it was a long day spent with family, who knows.  Whatever it was, she was still a professional on stage and managed to put on a great show. .She also came out for a duet with Rod Stewart.  

Her set consisted of:  “Funnel of Love”, “She Bop”, “I Drove All Night”, “The End of the World”, “Witness”, “The Goonies”, “Money Changes Everything”, “Time After Time”, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Only cell phone photos from this one.  What I wouldn't have given to have a good camera!