Thursday, July 17, 2008
Souled Out at Wadsworth Mansion
The Wadsworth Mansion lawn came alive last night with the sounds of Motown classics, as Souled Out took the stage and rocked the 2008 Music at the Mansion Series. The ensemble’s harmonic singers, funky sounds and fun choreography made this performance an interactive experience, as many couples and kids were up on their feet, shakin’ their groove-thangs. The band also, at one point, instructed those sitting up front to begin what was a very successful mambo line (love train)! Upbeat dance songs like The Temptations’ “Can’t Get Next to You” interspersed with the slower “My Girl,” and “Gimme All You’re Lovin’” made the night a truly enjoyable one for concertgoers of all ages. And, as always, the lawn was filled with picnic blankets and lawn chairs, wine glasses and pizza boxes, kids with soccer balls, dancing babies (and their parents), dogs (on leashes) and bicycles (not on leashes), and residents from age 0 to 99 (also not on leashes...mostly).
Though Souled Out will be, literally, a hard act to follow, next Wednesday’s performance sounds just as enticing… Prelude, a New England band specializing in 80s and 90s pop music, will surely have us on our feet once again! The final show in the 2008 Music at the Mansion Series will bring us back to present day, a perfect completion of this year’s “Music Through the Decades” theme. Can’t wait!