Charo: a big surprise, a reminder and a lesson
She opened her show with the flamboyancy that has long been her trademark, and while that’s not really my cup of tea, I have to admit the act was polished and professional, and her sheer joy at performing infectious.
During the interstice while she changed costumes between the two halves of her show, we were treated to some amazing flamenco dancing.
After the break, though, I had my eyes opened. She returned in a rhinestone tuxedo to dazzle with flamenco guitar playing that absolutely affirmed her claim to have studied with none other than Andres Segovia for seven years. She was nothing short of incredible, and I eagerly rose to join the standing ovation that she so richly earned.
For me any other Boomer anticipating a tired bimbo act from our parents’ era, this was a graphic (though thoroughly enjoyable) reminder that there is often much that we don’t see and know about anyone, performer or otherwise, and that I’m not the only one who has to reinvent myself in response to changing times.
So many lessons; so little time.
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