Ivory: So first things first, what was the mood like in the venue where you saw him?
Paisley Sparks: I saw him at Hammersmith in West London, and I got there as the doors opened. Even waiting to get in there was a definite buzz about the place.
Ivory: I saw him at the Apollo in NYC, and it was the same. The day that I saw him was also J Dilla's birthday, so they were playing Dilla songs as we all made our way to our seats. The audience was singing along as we waited. The show was supposed to start at 8 p.m. but it didn't. Did your show start on time?
Paisley Sparks: They never really said a particular time, but by the time he came on at around 8.45 it was cranked up to the max. You could really feel the thrill in the air. Of course, it was filled with all kinds of folks -- Black, White, young, old. It was really a universal crowd. Highlighted by the fact every woman looked especially well turned out! Can't imagine what would attract them to D'Angelo . . .
Ivory: LOL. Agreed. And I was definitely one of those women. Of course, I went for the music, but the man himself definitely made it a sexy affair. Your audience sounds just like ours. Old, young, White, Black and everything in between all brought together by our love for D'Angelo.
I spent the entire week trying to imagine what his set list would include. I wasn't too far off, though the one song I hoped he would perform, "Another Life," sadly wasn't on our set list. Please don't tell me he performed it for you guys. I'd just cry.
Paisley Sparks: LOL Well . . . No, he didn't! Relax we don't want tears on a Sunday.
Ivory: Whew! I think I was holding my breath there for a minute. LOL Don't play with my emotions, Paisley.- Advertisement -