Monday, January 28, 2008
Diana Ross Booed at Air Jamaica Jazz/Blues
I was very surprised to read this morning in the Observer, where Diana Ross (The Diva) was booed relentlessly Sunday at the Festival. It seems the Diva did not want her image recorded anywhere, so she was adamant about no big screens inside the venue.
I just want to say that I remember seeing her concert on HBO in the early 1990's in Central Park
and there were big screens galore. Many of these celebs forget that as you start aging and relying on your previous fame (ala Michael Jackson) that you need as much "positive" press as you can.
Quoted from the Observer, "failure to interact with the audience added insult to injury as people in the middle of the gathering started to sound their discontent. This quickly transferred to the VIP section, which, though closer to the stage, still did not provide its
inhabitants with a clear view."
An Irate Patron shouted,"Dem shoulda throw bottle pon har, all 20,000 people in di venue."
The Gleaner has learnt that Ross was paid US$300,000 (J$21 million) to perform on the show.