I had a great time shooting the Sam Smith concert at the Golden 1 arena here in Sacramento last Friday.  The opening act was Beth Ditto, so a proud, openly gay man was paired with a proud, open lesbian for an amazing double bill.  Ditto did a great tribute to Aretha Franklin and despite a wig malfunction, put on a fabulous, energetic set.  Smith rocked it with his beautiful high tenor singing a ton of his well-known songs, with dramatic staging, lights and a great band.  There was a marriage proposal, f-bombs, sweet final tour performance of one song, his sister being present, language around being a proud gay man and amazing music.  What a night!

 

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