As the sweaty guitarist and singer paused to catch his breath, he complimented the crowd for participating in the show by singing, clapping and giving standing ovations.
"I love a good crowd, and you're a good crowd," Farner told them.
His set proved the most popular and dynamic, as Farner used the entire stage to jam on his guitar to popular Grand Funk hits including "The Loco-Motion" and "Some Kind of Wonderful."
Farner provided the highlight of the nearly three-hour show with the energetic "We're
He continued momentum built by
"We're all going to bring back some good memories for you tonight," said Lewis, who sang first.
He played hits including "This Diamond Ring," "Just My Style" and "Green Grass," a 25-minute set that offered a positive sign of what was to come.
Lewis said he penned "Everybody Loves A Clown," and had hoped it would do well so he could give it as a gift to his father, comedian and actor
The song was a hit "and I bought my dad a nice car," Lewis said.
A video played at the back of the stage of Lewis with his famous father in clown makeup. Videos also popped up briefly for other performers as they sang, a nice visual comparison to see the 1960s and '70s version of them.
Ryder said it seems crowded in
"If you're looking for acres and acres of cheap land, we have it in
Ryder delivered his soulful, emotional all with "Jenny Take A Ride," "Sock It To Me-Baby" and "Devil With A Blue Dress On."
Negron introduced his three grandchildren in the audience and joked about his age.
"I just turned 72, so all this music is precorded," he quipped.
What was nice was how the band never changed, which made it efficient as time between each performer was no more than a couple minutes. Drummer
They're obviously not the headliners but their consistency and ability to play alongside the various singers really made the show.
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