Well, my Christmas gift to myself (aside from all those shoes from shoe woo) was a trip to the theater.
I’ve decided to take myself to a show each month. Solo if I have to.
Fela was a Nigerian musician who traveled the world building a style of music he called AfroBeat. He was deep into Nigerian politics and had an incredible political impact during the 60s 70s there too. His mom was a gangsta ass feminist and political activist so really he had no choice but to follow suit.
The music had you dancing in your seat, and standing up to dance (at the actor playing Fela’s request) at some points. The crowd interaction was just enough to be fun and not annoying.
The dancers were Fabulous too.
I got tired just watching those lil energizer bunnies! They were super talented and seemingly tireless.
The only thing that disappointed me about the show, was Patti.
However….she was not live on broadway.
SHE WAS PRE RECORDED
I was so upset.
How you gunna lipsynch on broadway Patti?!
Now, if the Lipsynching wasn’t enough to upset you.
Perhaps the fact that she sang as if she was in North Carolina instead of Nigeria will get your goat.
I busted out laughing (at a very inappropriate time) at this.
Fela is begging his mom for an answer in his Nigerian accent and somehow his Southern Belle mama responds to him.
I was too through.
If it wasn’t for the incredible music and dancers, I think I may have asked for my money back.
Complaining aside…it’s a great show!! hahaha
Have you seen Fela? What did you think of it? Did you pre or post Patti?