Neil Diamond’s performance at the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa was spectacular. He had the crowd singing and dancing to popular hits like Cracklin’ Rosie, Sweet Caroline, Forever in Blue Jeans, Play Me, Red Red Wine and many more. The stage was brilliant with colorful lighting and a large signature diamond in the background. Pictures from his childhood in Brooklyn, New York displayed on the large screens added a sentimental and personal touch to his music.
My personal favorite Neil Diamond song is still “Forever in Blue Jeans.” The words of wisdom in the chorus were powerful back when they were first written and resonate even more today in our materialistic society:
But it don’t sing and dance
And it don’t walk
And long as I can have you
Here with me, I’d much rather be
Forever in blue jeans
What impressed me most about Neil Diamond’s performance was the fact that his very distinctive voice has not changed much over the years. I remember listening to his music many years ago when my mother was a huge fan. I am still humming his tunes this morning!