Maybe we need, not only more love in our lives, but also this feel good, retro – style music. You know, music that just makes you happy to be alive or, if you are down in the dumps or having a hard day, will make you happy in an instant. Why is this not happening anymore or rarely? Is this why I am always playing Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy” or Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk“?
So it goes without saying then that incorporating humor and music into the Democratic National Convention platform a couple of weeks ago was genius. Absolute genius. Is it any wonder why this political event was such a resounding and heartwarming success?
Noteworthy performers such as singers Carole King and Katy Perry, numerous stars from Broadway, comedienne Sarah Silverman – the list is endless – painted a beautiful and real vision of our world and what it can be when everyone comes together.
Or not take themselves so seriously. Everyone needs to chill – ax.
My favorite entertainment moments were many but Carole King singing “You’ve Got A Friend” and Broadway Stars combining their vocal talent to perform Burt Bacharach’s “What The World Needs Now Is Love” were standouts to me. As was comedienne Sarah Silverman, particularly when she told the “Bernie Or Bust” people: “You’re Being Ridiculous”. Her delivery and timing of that line was hilarious. Ms. Silverman was a Bernie Sanders supporter but is now on Team Hillary.
However, the music – the MUSIC – and the positivity of the message within the lyrics provided a party – like atmosphere to the political festivities and helped to balance the seriousness of the messages and speeches from the speakers, although there were some hilarious moments during these speeches, particularly from President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice-President Joe Biden and Vice-Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine.
And, what can we say about the Ladies? From First Lady Michelle Obama, to Chelsea Clinton, to Presidential Nominee, Hillary Clinton – it was first class all the way and more.
Like Anderson Cooper said and as I was thinking as I watched this live performance: “Not exactly sure who is performing on Broadway tonight”. It was a star-studded line-up and the understudies must have been put in full force on Broadway to make way for this A-list of Broadway singers.
Have fun reliving the moment.