Stevie Wonder closes Live8 Philly

Stevie Wonder opened with Masterblaster (Jammin') and was joined by Rob Thomas on Higher Ground, his cover of an old Red Hot Chili Peppers song. Then he did two slow songs I didn't know. I'm told one of them is popular at weddings. Then he did Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours and basically let the singer for Maroon 5 take over the vocals. It was better than anything Maroon 5 did and Maroon 5's set was great.

On the next song we were sure we heard Stevie and his backup band dropping the f-bomb about 50 times. Found out later on that the song was called "What The Fuss". Minor disappointment there.

He ended the set with Superstition. He was not joined by Will Smith. He was not joined by Destiny's Child. He did not play harmonica. The only interesting thing I can mention is that Paula Abdul spent the last few songs dancing on stage right. When I saw her there I was really hoping that the grand finale might be Paula Abdul and MC Scat Cat reuniting for Opposites Attract, but that was it. End of show. Good night, Philly.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

 

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