Paul Hebert

Smokey Robinson @ OC Fair / Pacific Amphitheatre 07/15/09

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With 50+ years in the music industry under his belt, one would think that there isn’t anything left to sing about. For Smokey Robinson however there is always Love to sing about. Smokey Performing Wednesday night at the Pacific Amphitheatre as part of the OC Fair’s Summer Concert Series, Smokey didn’t miss a beat.

Timeless love-songs filled the air as the smooth and sultry Motown legend serenaded the Orange County crowd. There were easily four generations of fans in attendance on Wednesday singing along to everything that Smokey performed from his long career.

Smokey started the show Wednesday similar to how he started his career. Dressed from head to toe in purple, Smokey sauntered from side to side while performing hits from his days with the Miracles including, “I Second That Emotion,” “Going to a Go-Go,” and “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me.”

During the middle of the set, with Smokey decked out in a stylish black tuxedo, he slowed the show down performing many of his melodic love songs. Several times during this portion of the show female fans would emerge from the crowd carrying flowers to the front of the stage. Smokey wouldn’t miss a note as he bent down and gave them a kiss on the cheek after they presented their gifts.

Watching Smokey perform it is no wonder why after all this time he continues to produce hits. His smooth voice and ability to carry the high notes remains as timeless as the topic he sings most about. As long as there is something to love, we can be sure that Smokey will be there to sing about it.

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