Sunshine over Everett

KC and the Sunshine Band performing at Encore. (Photos by Joseph Prezioso)

Leader Herald Staff Report

Close to 1,500 Red Card members and their friends boogied the night away to the Grammy Award-Winning Artist, KC and the Sunshine Band.

The concert opened with people crowding the dance floor as smoke filled the room and the band members started playing their classic tunes,“That’s the way (I like it)” and “Shake your booty” among other classic disco hits they created.

Band leader, Harry Wayne Casey (KC), soon hit the stage to add the vocals. He wasn’t alone, either. Four stage dancers, dressed like go-go girls, also came out to pick up the groove in the room and get everyone feeling the vibe.

KC and the Sunshine Band’s performers work the stage at Encore. (Photos by Joseph Prezioso)

KC took time to address the room of mixed ages, young and old. He addressed the youth first saying, “I am the Justin Bieber or N’Sync of your parents’ generation,” before going on to to joke about what it’s like to be 68 wanting to loose weight.”

He danced around the stage, singing and playing the keyboard and never sounded better.

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Encore’s Picasso room was a time machine for the night transporting many people back to the 70’s where disco was king. Fratelli owner, Frank DePasquale, could be seen on the floor with many others enjoying the evening as well.

Cell phones filled the air where lighters might have once been. People cheered and screamed and raised their arms. A few older and less able to dance couples sat in their chairs and enjoyed the concert, but their view was obscured by the packed dance floor.

The Intimate concert proved that Encore can put on award-winning concert shows. They don’t need a stadium, just the talent and their fans.

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