By Greg Schwartz, SIMGE Contributor
The second in the an going journey of Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love is 5 minutes from doors.
The Sitar-Tabla have begun, the Nag Champa purifies the welcoming atmosphere.
Downstairs a talk through production meeting ends, cues and timings are set.
The 34-song show runs over three hours.
A nervous anticipation is enhanced by the energy of the performers,
awaiting to transcend the audience, by giving their all.
“I feel part of a private party with friends and family from the balcony to backstage,”
Glen humbly embraces the capacity crowd, those off in the isle dancing in liberated expression, those in front reaching out to relax and enjoy, those upstairs gleaming with smiles.
The show comes to its closing with everyone joining in on “Love the One You’re With.”
From wearing earth tone colors and playing acoustic, to opening the second set with
a white tux, and playing a white Stratocaster,
Glen Burtniks “Summer of Love” is a sprit-filled heart-warming force of celebration.
A vacation from the work week, a forever young way to begin one’s weekend.