Clay Aiken – “Biggest Fan Gathering Ever”

It was late on July 1, 2004 and a thunderstorm was threatening Manhattan.  This was causing lots of frowns and lots of worry.  Bad weather just couldn’t happen…..Not at that time…..Clay Aiken was scheduled to perform early the next morning and some of the potential audience was already waiting OUTSIDE to see their favorite singer.

Clay Aiken was performing in Bryant Park for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series.  And fortunately, the weather was fine!!

The anchors and reporters for GMA were amazed.  Each one, including Diane Sawyer, announced that it was the biggest fan gathering they had ever had for one of their concerts.  The crowd was enthusiastic and there were many fans that brought signs declaring their love of Clay!!

Clay’s mother, Faye Parker was at the park for the concert.  She was excited about the concert and the fans and graciously signed many autographs for the fans.

Before the concert started, there were many mentions of Clay and the up-coming concert.  The weatherman for the show was stationed at the park.  He interviewed audience members and was enthusiastic about the concert and amazed at the fans that had traveled from throughout the United States and Canada to see and hear Clay.  Back in the station, the TV audience was told that Clay’s first album, Measure of A Man, had gone triple platinum.  The audience also saw a clip of the cute skit that was a part of Clay’s visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Clay, along with his band and back-up singers performed three songs.  They “rocked out” on Invisible, I Will Carry You, and I Survived You.  This performance was a warm-up for Clay’s solo tour that was scheduled to start later in the month.

It was an exciting morning and everything seemed to go well.  Clay looked great, the music was wonderful and the staff of GMA was supportive and shocked by both Clay’s wonderful concert, and the huge, supportive audience.  AND, the thunderstorm didn’t hit Manhattan after all!!

Relive this amazing concert by watching the great videos below.  The playlist has four videos.  If you put your cursor on the video screen, you can move from one video to the next by using the right and left arrows.

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28 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “Biggest Fan Gathering Ever”

  1. I was there! It was an amazing day. I remember anxiously waiting in line … it would be the second time I’d seen Clay Aiken live. We ran in and found a place center stage, not too far back. The weather was great and so was Clay! And, just a few short weeks later I saw him again in concert. This time I was in the front row. Amazing memories.

  2. 🙂 I absolutely love reliving these moments!! Clay Aiken was amazing on GMA that morning, spot on,

    It’s kind of funny, you can tell he was still in awe at the size and enthusiasm of the crowd. I wonder if he has ever gotten used to it?

  3. That was great to re-live all over again….

    It’s always so great to come here every day..cause CANN brings the best of stuff over here……We sure have been spoiled the past 6+ years….and I LOVE IT!!!!!


  4. I want to congratulate EVERYBODY involved with CANN. This site is spectacular…you bring us the best. Thank you.

  5. I wasn’t there unfortunately, but our Clack Goddesses put us right in the picture. Our Clay is addictive.

  6. Musicfan,

    Thank you for another wonderful memory of a Clay Aiken performance. I wasn’t there, but I watched it on TV.

    Many thnx, too, for your kind remarks in the Carolina blog. I’m glad you enjoyed the graphics.


  7. I was parked in front of the TV. Hate to be in crowds but loved seeing this one. Clay Aiken was awesome and by the way so is this blog.

  8. I want to run home and watch this on my pc, so EXCITED! Can’t view videos at work. 🙁 Can’t wait, don’t think I’ve seen this. You think you’ve seen all the clack, there’s always more. Awesome pics! Thank you! 😀 😀

  9. I couldn’t be there that day..but I was right there in front of my TV watching and taping. In fact, it’s a wonder I didn’t wear that tape out I watched it so much. He was just awesome..and can you believe that crowd? Thanks so much for the guys are the best.

  10. What an exciting performance. I think everyone was amazed at the crowd. And Clay was awesome.

    I love the trip down memorylane. Thanks for posting all the memories.

  11. Thanks for the memories, Musicfan. I was parked in front of the TV and downloaded the clack. It was such an exciting time, waiting for the NAT to start and wondering and worrying if I could make it (I made it to Albany for that one and met my first Clay fan face-to-face, PlayAiken. Oh those were the days! I found out very quickly how great Clay fans were at the preparty. Okay, right off topic but I seem to have a habit of doing that when it comes to Clay.

  12. So exciting! Love the amazing crowd.
    Clay Aiken was great that day and has just gotten better and better!
    Cannot wait to see what he has in store for all of us!

  13. This was the best GMA ever! I was glued to my TV and to be sure I wasn’t interrupted took the phone off the hook 🙂
    Later finding the fan footage was a real bonus.

  14. WOW! What a crowd. I wasn’t there, but I was glued to the TV that morning and posting on Bolt which was my home board at the time. Some of our members were there and calling in. What a great day it was for Clay and the fandom!

  15. Fun memories and wonderful that we have so much of Clay on video. Thanks for a fun blog and the videos.

  16. Great blog! We’ve had so many walks down memory lane lately and I’ve loved every on of them! Thank you!

  17. This was my very first road trip and one I’ll never forget!! Front Row for this performance was absolutely great and so was Clay!!! Just love watching this and reliving the experience! Thanks CANN for this wonderful fun blog!

  18. I couldn’t be at Bryant Park but I was glued to my TV set for the concert that morning. Clay was amazing! (As usual!) I can’t wait for him to tour again!

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