It’s the Dog Days of Summer…it’s hot…it’s muggy…and the kids are getting restless. For those of us in California, the kids are returning to school…it’s that time!
Some years ago I thought summer was: sprinklers, Popsicles, bug bites, bare feet and lots of laughter. But my remembrances of summer changed drastically during the summer of 2004. Now my summer memories include concert tours and television concert series. Oh…what fun memories!
Clay Aiken was a musical guest for three years on the Summer Concert Series sponsored by Good Morning America.
On July 2nd, 2004, GMA held their concert series in Bryant Park. There were over 3,000 people in the audience and it was reported to be the largest audience ever for a GMA concert. Clay sang Invisible, I Will Carry You and I Survived You.
The next summer, Clay was again on the Summer Concert Series. He was back at Bryant Park on July 29th, 2005. The concert was the morning after opening night of the Jukebox Tour. Clay sang Invisible, Suspicious Minds, and Back For More. According to those in attendance, Clay sang Twisting The Night Away in the warm-up. There was another large audience and Clay seemed to enjoy joking with the excited audience members.
The third time Clay was on the GMA Summer Concert Series was on May 7th, 2008. This time the concert was held in-studio. The studio was packed with fans. Clay had a short interview with Diane Sawyer but she had a bad case of laryngitis so Robin Roberts had to step in. Clay sang On My Way Here and Ashes. It’s too bad that Ashes was not broadcast but only put on the ABC website.
Which one of these concerts was your favorite? Did you get to attend one of these concerts in person? I love these summer memories!!