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    What a Show!! Cher/Chic Concert Experience

    Well, for the first time, I saw Cher and Chic in concert.
    I saw them in Columbus Ohio at Nationwide Arena.
    It was a different kind of show for me but I enjoyed it.
    Chic played about 55 minutes featuring many songs written by leader Nile Rodgers.
    Look up his body of work.
    Then about 30 minutes later, the one and only Cher took the stage in very grand fashion.
    Throughout the show, she had many costume changes, different backdrops, dancers, you name it.
    It was quite the show.
    My favorite parts were when she duetted with her ex husband Sonny Bono (RIP). Technology is quite amazing sometimes.
    Also, it was nice to see her guitarist, Joel Hoekstra, who also plays for Whitesnake, rock out a little bit.
    At 72, she looks AMAZING. Plastic surgery or not, I don’t care. AMAZING.
    She performed many songs from throughout her career.
    Fun show.
    I have posted pics below, as well as the setlist,
    courtesy of my friend Kevin Montavon, who was also at the show.
    * are musical/dancing bits where Cher isn’t onstage…when she’s changing outfits, taking 5, etc.)

    Cher Set List:

    1. Woman’s World
    2. Strong Enough
    3. *Gayatri Mantra
    4. All Or Nothing
    5. *Little Man/All I Need Is You
    6. The Beat Goes On
    7. I Got You Babe (Sonny “singing” with her from a magic mirror)
    8. *You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me
    9. Welcome To Burlesque
    10. *Lie To Me
    11. Waterloo (Abba Cover)
    12. SOS (Abba Cover)
    13. Fernando (Abba Cover)
    14. *Cher Movie Montage
    15. After All
    16. *Heartbreak Hotel (Cher onscreen as “Chelvis”)
    17. Walking In Memphis
    18. The Shoop Shoop Song
    19. *Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)-Featured Joel Hoekstra rocking out
    20. I Found Someone
    21. If I Could Turn Back Time
    22. Believe

    Chic Set List:

    1. Everybody Dance
    2. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
    3. I Want Your Love
    4. I’m Coming Out/Upside Down
    5. He’s The Greatest Dancer/We Are Family
    6. Get Lucky
    7. Let’s Dance
    8. Le Freak
    9. Good Times

    Photo Gallery (click on thumbnail to view larger image)