Hello Lionel Richie!

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Hello Lionel Richie!
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Photos by Patti Gutshall

By edhat staff

Singer Lionel Richie performed "All Night Long" at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Tuesday.

The former Commodores singer and current American Idol judge had locals singing along to waves of his classic hits from "Dancing on the Ceiling" to "Hello."

The 70-year-old singer energetically moved around the stage hyping up the audience, playing piano, singing high notes, and never missed a beat. 

Richie confirmed he'll be coming back as a judge for the next season of American Idol where auditions might be held in Santa Barbara.

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a-1568541363 Aug 09, 2019 03:23 PM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Well, I was hoping that someone who attended the concert would actually write about how it was and if they enjoyed it. I saw Elvis Costello and Blondie and they were both fantastic! The bowl is such a lovely place to see a concert. We are so lucky.

Flicka Aug 09, 2019 10:39 AM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Go Mick, Lional, and the other rockers in our "elderly" age group. Rednicks smoking pot? Not old Hippies? Always has gone on at Dead concerts, no one complains.

Roger Aug 08, 2019 12:51 PM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Wow that's a long concert All night Long he must be tired.

a-1568541363 Aug 08, 2019 05:24 PM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Plus he's "elderly" by some local standards, Roger. The old geezer tore it up at the Bowl.

SBREADER Aug 08, 2019 11:13 AM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Stay home no one is going to miss you. It is legal, the People have spoken. I only wish I was "Middle Aged."

SBREADER Aug 08, 2019 11:24 AM
Hello Lionel Richie!

In the entire Bowl there is only one designated smoking area left. If you don't want to smell smoke you can locate yourself anywhere in the entire Bowl you want just avoid the one designated smoking area that is right at the entrance and not near anyone's seats. It is called "the law." They can no longer distinguish between tobacco and Cannabis. That is because the People have spoken. Get over it. Yes the rednecks who were bothering us are clearly "deplorables" and I am sure they support Trump but I doubt they vote.

a-1568541363 Aug 08, 2019 11:18 AM
Hello Lionel Richie!

It's a public event and it doesn't matter what you're smoking. If people next to you ask you to smoke somewhere else, at least have the decency to move. Sounds like you were more offended that they were "rednecks". Same thing as a "deplorable"?

SBREADER Aug 08, 2019 11:14 AM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Sorry someone's Comment got deleted that I was responding to.

NostraChumash Aug 08, 2019 10:41 AM
Hello Lionel Richie!

I was a break-dancer in his old Pepsi commercial...

SBREADER Aug 08, 2019 10:37 AM
Hello Lionel Richie!

I am into hard rock. The last concert I went to was Jack White. The next one is the Stones, then Incubus and last of the year for me, Greta Van Fleet. I would never choose to go to a Lionel Richie concert but my beautiful wife asked me to take her so I spoiled her. Light dinner and wine on the Terrace at El Encanto. Watched the Sunset from the upper Bowl patio. Gorgeous evening. OK Lionel Ritchie is the consummate performer!!! He is older than I am and I only wish I had the looks and energy he showed that night. He sure had all his fans happy, dancing and singing along "All Night Long"!!! The only downer was some rednecks from out of town trying to give us grief for smoking pot in the designated smoking area. They were horrible people until an old Security Guard came over and told them to back off and leave us alone.

a-1568541363 Aug 08, 2019 06:57 PM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Also, don't mess with the geezers at the Bowl either!

a-1568541363 Aug 08, 2019 01:32 PM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Kinda sad that someone is judging what others do at a rock concert. Can't think of a time I've gone to a concert and not smelled someone smoking herb at one point or another during the event.

a-1568541363 Aug 08, 2019 01:26 PM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Staff forgot to put up the "don't mess with the locals" signs in the smoking area!

a-1568541363 Aug 08, 2019 10:43 AM
Hello Lionel Richie!

Middle aged rockers smoking pot in public. Sounds...kinda sad. Don't care what you do at home, but that's another reason to avoid the Bowl.

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