With a music career having respectfully lasted nearly 6 DECADES, Cher gained widespread popularity as part of the husband-wife television duo, Sonny & Cher. Beauitfully, during her Here We Go Again tour stop in Orlando, Cher brought back her late husband to the stage by way of a huge projection screen, as she dueted back and forth for 'The Beat Goes On' and the couple's main hit 'I Got You Babe.' Cher then disappeared for a brief moment undergoing a quick costume change, and came out flanked by her backup dancers while performing an extremely sultry and sexy 'Welcome to Burlesque'.
Cher didn't move alot while she performed, nor did she need to. She commanded the entire arena demonstrating much of the same authority over all who were present that any head of state would have. To think about it: she opened the show with bright orange hair while descending from the Amway's ceiling; then, moments later she came out on top of a freaking motorized elephant -- and then, she closed the show out wearing the same exact lace and leather outift she wore in a music video where she had every military member on a naval battleship calling out to her... and throughout all of this, I don't think anyone was even remotely phazed. If any other musician had attempted to do any of these things, it may have crossed my mind: hmmm... a little bold of this popstar that they can pull off this visual feat. Whereas with Cher, she was able to do all of these things, in 1 show, BECAUSE SHE IS CHER!
The show itself lasted only 90 minutes, but during this time, concertgoers were treated to 16 songs (with just about as many wardrobe and wig changes), each of which showcasing a special and unique side of Cher. For those 90 minutes you will be teleported back through time to witness Cher at different stages of her career. Although she threw out the hypothetical of what she would do if she could turn back time, on this night in Orlando she clearly took us all on a very insightful journey back through time to re-live many of her musical milestones and achievements as she commanded time and stage yet again.
photos and write-up by: Bailey Guinigundo