|Barbra Streisand in concert at Philadelphia's Well Fargo Center|
When Barbra Streisand opened her "Back to Brooklyn" concert tour in Philadelphia on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, it was both a celebration of her past and a reach forward into her future. Not just because she said she refused to call this run of dates a goodbye to live events (she liked Philly so much she said that she might like to “start all of her farewell tours here”), but rather because she lent a large portion of the show’s three hour time to her son Jason Gould’s singing debut as well as to the young Italian pop-era trio, Il Volo.
While I can’t say the show was perfect, there were certainly perfect moments that made me wish that I was heading to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center to catch the next show. Why wouldn’t you? Up until this tour, Streisand has only played 81 shows since 1963. The rarity alone makes it a worthwhile ticket.
With age, Streisand has only gotten better.
|Barbra Streisand backstage at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center|
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:45 AM