Monday, December 15, 2008

Hey guys!!

Toronto tonight was AMAZING! Tina was at her best tonight. With it being closing night in North America, she was having a good time along with everyone else in the audience and the band. One of the best shows that I have seen so far on the tour. I had front row center seats tonight, and Tina was pointing and smiling at me all night long. But the best part of it all was when she was doing her last goodbyes, she walked right over to me and said "

Goodbye Donovan!" I was almost in tears!!! Also, at the very end when she says her goodbye, she usually walks to the backstage area and before she is actually out of sight, she turns and does a last wave as she is walking.

This time, she turned around and looked at the audience for about a good 5 to 10 seconds, and she was about to start crying. It was a moment I will never forget. All I can do is hope that after Europe she will come back to the US. I really hope so!!

Luv, Donovan


Carmela Cugini said...

Hello Donovan,

I couldn't agree with you more. It was absolutely AMAZING! I was sitting behind you in the second row. I know we have never met, but I recognized you from "You Tube." I would have said hello, but by the time I realized it was you, the music started and the fun began. At any rate, I just wanted to tell you that you did a great Proud Mary during her last tour!!

I have been a Tina Turner fan for over 20 years, but unlike you, this was my first live concert. We drove from Pittsburgh to Toronto for the Friday night show. It was my 41st Birthday and 1st live Tina concert. I loved it so much, I found a way to get 2nd row tickets for Saturday night. You are right. She was Incredible!

One of the most amazing moments to me was when she was dancing and running along the platform during Nutbush. 2 ½ feet platform extended over 50 ft in the air and she was running....dancing....singing....etc. I was in total amazement. She may be 69 in age, but she looks like she is in her 40’s and dances like she is in her 30’s. WOW! She is an inspiration to any women that is feeling the challenges of aging.

She connected with the audience in a way I have never seen a performer connect. I found myself emotional as she left the stage. It felt so final and the only thought that continually crossed my mind was, "How could I have missed so many opportunities to see her over the years!" After leaving that night, I vowed to myself that I would try and find a way to go to Europe and see her again.

You are a very lucky person to have had the opportunity to know Tina Turner. I wish you the best of luck in your own performing career! I am sure you will go far and do quite well!!

All my best,


tina turners fan said...

Donovan im tinaas fan too if u hawe informations if she got an email nejc-slovenia