Scenes from town, Liverpool – our home base for the past few weeks. © 2014 Jody Watley
We’ve experienced our share of ‘turn left or turn right at roundabout” © 2014 Jody Watley
The navigation system – a woman’s voice keeps us going in the right direction. More than a few jokes about a navigation system that goes off on the driver when you mess up “Didn’t I tell you to make a right turn..you ****…” fill in the blank! © 2014 Jody Watley
Arthur, Matt, David, Anders. Backstage sexy. © 2014 Jody Watley
Backstage Carlisle – dressing rooms were too tiny for everyone, so I grabbed a chair for the hallway – always stay fabulous no matter the situation! © 2014 Jody Watley Images
David Gest about to go into the audience to introduce one of the artists – a surprise they love! (c) 2014 Jody Watley
More beautiful architecture in Liverpool. I appreciate other countries for preservation of their old buildings. © 2014 Jody Watley
Seeing the sights in Liverpool through my rose colored Grey Ant shades – remembering being a little girl from Chicago with big dreams, always alive in me. Never lose your inner child it will keep your spirit young and keep you connected to who you are how far you’ve come and where you’re still trying to go. © 2014 Jody Watley
“Taxi!” © 2014 Jody Watley Images
Pivotal player, though everyone plays a key role on any tour, is always the monitor guy for the artists- in the history of music you will likely find anecdotes of one being cursed out by at least one artist. It’s all fun and games until someone feels like they’re not hearing what they need or want! © 2014
Gear. David Gest Presents Legends of Soul Concert Tour 2014. © 2014
My view backstage – the Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Revue. © 2014 Jody Watley
David Gest. Candi Staton and I backstage Legends of Soul Tour 2014 Carlise North Wales. © 2014 Jody Watley Images.
Time to go on. Dressing room, Stockport. © 2014 Jody Watley
Mini Shalamar Medley Charts. (c) 2014 Jody Watley
Backing vocalists extraoridinaire – Bryan Chambers, Lousie Marshall. Backstage Stockport.
One of the keyboardists, the charming Alle Pearse with guitarist Harold backstage Stockport. © 2014 Jody Watley
Powerhouse Candi Staton triumphant – rocking the house – again. © 2014 Jody Watley Images.
Poised..walking up 7 flights of stairs to exit the venue after the show.. it’s always easier coming in than going out when stairs are involved – lol! Enjoyed the vintage film posters though. © 2014 Jody Watley
“The Fabulous Buffet” Post Concert Hang Awaits. © 2014 Jody Watley
Post show tradition now..’the fabulous buffet’ wind down hanging with Louise, Bryan, Alle, Anders, Matt. © 2014 Jody Watley
The red velvet cake is always a hit. © 2014 Jody Watley
Anders loses us all with his choice of shoes and socks for the evening. C’est la vie! © 2014 Jody Watley
Donny with his quick wit and distinct southern vocal tone (works with Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Revue) and Anders – they jokingly call themselves “The Neverly Brothers.” Fun times. © 2014 Jody Watley
Teresa, works with David Gest – always fashionable and on the move. © 2014 Jody Watley
Our group overstays in the midst of laughs and conversation closing our now traditional after concert ‘fabulous buffet’ and wind down – again! Screens going up – staff wants to go home.. “Security!” “Where are my keys!” © 2014 Jody Watley
Up next – photo’s and more anecdotes including my visit to the International Slavery Museum, great food, new friends, age, a few life and career reflections …and the end of tour on the horizon.
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