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The Temptations take Chastain audience on souful journey
The Temptations take Chastain audience on souful journey

With a lineup consisting of the nation’s most popular acts spanning all genres, very few concert venues offer the allure of the Chastain Park Amphitheater experience; where patrons can listen to live music under the stars,  swathed by summer breeze, with self-catered  food and wine.

This classic ambiance paired with one of the most legendary groups of all time, The Temptations made for an almost can’t-go-wrong night Wednesday.

While The Four Tops primed audiences for a memorable event with “I Can’t Help Myself,” and “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch,” fans were wholly teleported to the time when music was exceptional when 5 purple jackets emerged onto the stage:  Mr. Bruce Williamson, Mr. “Babyface” Terry Weeks, “Power Boom Boom” Joe Herndon, Ron Tyson and the last original member and Temptations founder himself, Otis.

And Otis gave a fear warning: “What we want to do right here is to take you back in time…”

Synchronizing lyrics in bass and tenor, the five melodically instructed on the art of seduction and loving with, “Treat Her Like a Lady,” and “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me.”

After nearly a half century of music making and foot-turning choreography, The Temptations showed the crowd filling row after row of concrete stands that they still have it; and without missing any beats.

“I just want to know who turned off the A/C?” joked one member looking over into the open air stadium filled with both young, old, and all diversities bouncing and bobbing in sweat-soaked attire, framed by a background of flickering candle lights, cell phones and smuggled cameras.

For hours, Chastain’s lofty Greek-like seats and private table seats were full of movement and reminiscent excitement as The Temptations soulfully ran through a roster of greatest hits:  “Papa Was a Rollin Stone,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Get Ready,” “Just my Imagination,” and The Temptations national anthem, “My Girl.”

Shortly before 11:00 PM, patrons began sifting out for home humming beats, thinking about “Some Enchanted Evening…”

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