Anyone who has ever come out to an Earth, Wind & Fire performance at Wolf Trap knows that a major visual highlight is bassist Verdine White. I simply cannot take my eyes off of this guy. I've seen hundreds of shows while in my 20s, and in all honesty I cannot recall a performer that exhibits more energy and enthusiasm for his craft, while simultaneously infecting everyone in the audience as evidenced by HUGE smiles and uncontrollable dance moves. I was unfortunately out of town for last week's performance, but their 2007 appearance was a personal highlight of last summer. I'm sure they'll be back for many years to come...DON'T MISS THESE GUYS THEIR NEXT TIME AROUND.
If you didn't get your EW&F fill this past Wednesday, or are curious to learn more about this classic R&B, soul and pop supergroup, Lester Holt and crew from the Today Show Weekend travelled out day-of-show to film an interview with the band, which will air from 7 - 9 am this Saturday, 7/26 on NBC. We believe it will also appear online here. I'll try to repost the link when the story becomes available.
In the meantime, enjoy these photos. This slideshow contains some unbelievable shots of Verdine White's electric stage presence.