Clay Aiken – Bad Weather Just Couldn’t Happen

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.

 

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Comments

  1. That was so much fun watching this appearance again. I really enjoyed this. Thanks Musicfan. Gosh, Clay looks so, so young!!!! lol I got to say, he has matured quite nicely though!!!!!!

  2. Oh that was just wonderful! So wishing that I'd known who Clay was then but glad that I get to enjoy his music now! That was fun!!!! 🙂

  3. Wow! Finally found time today to watch a replay of those videos. How great was that? Clay was so full of youthful energy and wonder. He still has "it'' and his voice and charisma remain as captivating now as they were then. That crowd swooned and went wild with appreciation. Glad I decided to check the videos out again. Thanks for putting them up musicfan.

  4. Thanks Musicfan! It's hard to believe it's been 8 years. I would have loved to have been there, but it is so nice to have this saved to look back on, and thanks for all you do in keeping track of these great anniversaries.

  5. Aww, thanks so much for these… what a wonderful concert. I love Invisible, of course, and IWCY has always been one of my very favorites; something about the timber of his voice just holds me spellbound, and it's such a great song (btw, I believe it's religious, not romantic; like in the old spiritual, Comin' For To Carry Me Home.)
    You know, seems to me that Clay never once got rained our or blizzarded our or stormed out of any concert! 🙂
    He was so sick during that one Christmas tour that he had to change the date of three performances (here in SoCal, wouldn't you know!), but he did them; he's never cancelled completely, for any reason whatsoever, that I know of. He's a trouper!!

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