Cher rolled out over six decades worth of hits, glamour, and memories at the Enterprise Center during her ‘Here We Go Again’ tour stop in St. Louis last night. The audience was taken on a journey through the life and career of a true artist and talented performer.
Cher’s opening act, CHIC, rolled out a plethora of soulful disco hits to start off the night. Between Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and CHIC’s own “Le Freak” the atmosphere transformed as thousands of Cher look-alikes, sparkles, and jumpsuits made their way into the arena.
The moment the lights dimmed for Cher to begin, she had full command of her audience. As she began with “Woman’s World,” a stage full of gladiators danced alongside their orange-wigged empress. The show continued in true Cher fashion- with hit after hit, a variety of costume changes, and a 15 minute monologue about “the two nights it took to turn 40.”
The stage swiftly turned into a blast to the Sixties as the next phase of the show began with a video montage of Sonny and Cher. A rendition of “I Got You Babe” felt complete as a video screen of Sonny joined Cher on stage for the duet.
Soon after, the stage was changed again as Cher took the audience through a whirlwind of her impressive cinematic moments, including songs from Burlesque and a tribute to ABBA and her role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, including “Waterloo,” “SOS,” and “Fernando.” Finally, a montage of Cher’s greatest cinematic scenes bled into “After All.”
Before the crowd could register the art that they were witnessing, Cher was already shifting gears, yet again. The night rushed on with a Chelvis introduction to Marc Cohn’s, “Walking In Memphis” and Betty Everett’s, “The Shoop Shoop Song.”
The Enterprise Center filled with anticipatory buzz as Cher finished the night with “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Believe,” complete with exceptional choreography, neon, and absolute thrill from the crowd. It was clear that the audience was in the presence of a living legend as she thanked the crowd and exited the stage. Chelvis had left the building.