Manilow In Concert
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY
December 31, 1985
Well, this video is a real special one.
New Years Eve at Radio City Music Hall, New York City,1985.
Playing Radio City is always a major event for me. It always means more to me than any other venue because my family would take me to see the Christmas show there nearly every year.
Standing on that magnificent stage is always a surreal experience for me. I always remember sitting in the second balcony, watching the amazing production.
It always stuns me to think that I’m headlining there.
I opened the show on that night riding the elevator section of the stage from three stories below to the stage level.
From three stories below, I could hear the applause begin very softly and as the elevator rose, the applause got louder and louder until the stage stopped and the applause was deafening.
We opened the show that night with Cole Porter’s “I Happen To Like New York”, one of my favorite songs.
It was a wild show and even thought the quality of the video isn’t great, you’ll get the idea. Happy Holiday and a great New Year to all of you.