Disco, funk, pop and soul were all very much alive when Earth Wind & Fire lit up the stage at the Bergen PAC in Englewood. The group simply is, in one word, Amazing!
They played to a packed house and had the audience on its feet from the first song to the last. It's safe to say that they could have easily sold out a week's worth of tickets had the venue offered them the time. They played "Mighty Mighty," "Shining Star," "Sing a Song," "Boogie Wonderland, " "After the Love is gone" and so many more!
During the show I stopped by the bar to have a cocktail and noticed an attractive lady in red having a conversation with the nice women working the door. I commented on how great the group sounded and the Lady in Red named Kelley said "the saxophonist (Gary Bias) belongs to me." Well, I thought I had an opportunity to get some good inside information. I chatted for a while with the former Ebony/Jet model about her life in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., with Bias, who has been with the band since 1987. She was very careful not to give away too many secrets but did tell me that she and Gary have been together (unmarried) for 25 years and he still occasionally serenades her from across the room. She gladly admitted that he is truly the love of her life.