She has given us so much for so long. I am UK resident and had never seen a show of Cher's until they aired it on a TV channel here late one night and I taped it. The interaction with the crowd, dancers and at times the band showed her great need to involve everybody in the show and you couldn't help but feel at times she was having a helluva good time doing it.
Some of my all-time favourite songs with a couple it took me ages to track down. I always remember her saying something along the lines of, 'remember how we look wearing all these clothes, because thats as dressed as we get' much to wolf whistles of the crowd.
Perfection, Takin it to the Streets, If I could turn back time.
She belted them all out, and she still found time to nip back stage, completely change her clothes and costume every so often and get back out again, a fully moving stage that had decks throughout gave her a crazy platform to sing from, one minute shes on the walkway, next minute shes up on a scaffold with guys playing pool.
A lot of time and energy went into that show and it puts some of todays shows to shame. This is from a time when a show was a complete spectacle and a wonder to behold.
I have seen Cher in concert over here since and that was astronomical... but this is the performance I always think back on, maybe because it was the first I saw.
There will only be one Cher, copied but never equalled!