“HELLO bolognaThank you for being here tonight, how nice to see all your faces, we know that these have been very difficult days for you. Tonight will be a show of love and happiness and I hope you can ease some of the heaviness of the last few hours.” With these words sam smith welcomed his fans toUnipol Stadium, suggesting a thought to the flooded areas, in the first of two Italian dates of a colossal tour. Colossal from all points of view, starting with the enormous golden putto asleep and lying on stage, also using as slide of the dance group, where the musicians are positioned or Smith walks with her diva attitude. Yes, the English singer’s concert is a show halfway between the ostentation of Wanda Osiris – me several of the outfits she wears during the concert are dazzling and provocative, and one nightclub outdoors (even if we are inside a sports center). The live performance begins on the notes of a piano, the cloth that hides the enormous boy vanishes and he appears: the king and queen in the same artist.
open stay with me
Stay with me opens the dance, the first part of the show will feature more soulful and intimate songs and when you use the word “intimate” with Sam Smith anything can happen. Some acts interrupt the concert and allow the singer to change clothes. The first one is called Love, The second Beautywith each take the live takes a step forward, Smith gives ample space to his musicians, from drummer to guitarist, from singers (who have their moment of glory in the front row of the stage) to the dance troupe (who will come out in the dance part of the show): «Two years ago I was at home writing songs, at a time when the world had changed , I wanted to play live again and I promised my musicians that we would do it as soon as possible, today I want to thank them ».
the dance begins
After about an hour of music, a period that demonstrated Smith’s vocal skills, if anyone was in any doubt, the concert changes decidedly in pace, the rhythm Becomes more tightthere is even a change of clothes on stage, the dancers help him, the lights transform the stage into one boxwithin which one dances, rejoices, the movements become more and more provocative, at a certain point Smith is in socks to net, belt and the nipples are covered by an Italian flag made of rhinestones, the audience in this vision erupts into a great roar. Throughout the concert, to be honest, each movement in particular, any provocative suggestions from Smith were greeted with whoops of delight. Now we’re inside a dance floor that shoots you I Feel Love by Donna Summer but also Madonna’s human nature.
A transversal audience
The end is everything for Unholy, it appears on the giant screens kim petras in a virtual duet with Smith, who dresses as a demon, and calls (true) accompany the song. “I love you, thanks to all of you, it was a wonderful evening,” she says shortly before disappearing onstage. The concert ends. The public is petrified. The adrenaline rush was huge. Two words must be said about the public. There is no well-defined tribe, in the flowerbeds and in the stands we pass through very young in the fifties, one next to the other, resplendent dresses mix with anonymous looks. is an audience cross, very heterogeneous, who found his voice in Sam Smith, the voice of someone who is not ashamed to show himself as he is (from all points of view). And maybe to bring the pink bomber jacket that Smith wore during the concert. Only problem: knowing where to find one just like it.
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