Review 73yearold Rod Stewart lands his time machine in Edmonton

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Any number of moments at Rod Stewart’s Friday night concert could poke out from beneath the leopard print as a favourite. One example, the Royally-knighted singer comically slapping his plastic stool as if resentful, at 73, that he needed to sit down now and then.Or perhaps one might focus on four and a half business-glam costume changes where Stewart ended up in a ratty flattened cowboy hat for the finale.Maybe for some it was the singer’s impressively-long kicks of 20 soccer balls into the Rogers Place layer cake, which was followed by dropping balloons both great and small, floating by like luminous, colourful hippos the Boomer crowd punched ecstatically to the tune of one of the best disco songs ever, live. Twitter And of course, there was that familiar music: hits within whirlpools of AM radio hits going back to the Faces, Muddy Waters and a long-ago street-busking folksinger trying to find his voice around the edges of Sam Cooke. Tonight was certainly going to be a guaranteed trip on the time machine, but of what sort? How much schlock?For essentially my entire life I had a laser-focused memory of a couple photos my dad took of Stewart at the Coliseum back in April 1979, the helmet-haired singer in a shimmering silk pyjama pantsuit — the first moment I ever seriously considered somebody world famous whose work I knew and liked might come to town. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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