What better way to end your first visit to L.A. than a wonderful evening at the Hollywood Bowl to see the iconic star of stage and screen, Liza Minnelli, before traveling up the West Coast to see more of sunny California.
That's what we did with our visiting friend on Friday 28th August, when the star of countless Broadway shows and movie classics like Cabaret, Arthur and Stepping Out, proved that she still has that star quality that made her famous.
We've previously seen Liza at The Royal Albert Hall in London when she had just married David Gest and was embarking on another comeback performance after a hip operation.
I remember she'd mimed some of her songs whilst trying to dance, so I'd been less than impressed. This time she stuck to what she knew best, singing, and so considering her age I thought she was amazing at The Hollywood Bowl.
I wondered if she was going to pull a diva moment and cancel the show due to the raging L.A. wildfires causing poor air quality for her voice, but nothing of the sort and she arrived on stage much more promptly than Aretha Franklin (who was twenty minutes late) and belted out show-tune classics like Cabaret, New York New York and Every time we say Goodbye.
Anyway a lovely evening was had by all and tonight we're off for our final concert in our Hollywood Bowl season, John Williams and the music of the movies, which should be great fun considering we're living in Hollywoodland.
Until next time...