It was Westport Night at Royal Albert Hall.
Last week, the historic London venue — currently celebrating its 150th anniversary, and host to (among others) Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, the Dalai Lama, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Adele, Eric Clapton (200 times) and the only Beatles/Rolling Stones shared billing ever — was the setting for a Michael Bolton concert.
The Westport-based artist has played there more than two dozen times. His longtime drummer — Staples High School Class of 2000 graduate Drew McKeon — made his 5th appearance on the hallowed stage.
It never gets old. Drew is awed every time he steps onto it.
This time, before the show, he hung out backstage with Nile Rogers.
The singer/songwriter/producer/former Chic front man splits his time between Westport and his other homes in Miami, London, and Turks & Caicos.
But, he told Drew, “Westport will always be home.”
Michael Bolton still tours incessantly — a couple of hundred shows a year. Drew has played most of those gigs with him, for nearly a decade.
But the Royal Albert Hall never gets old.
BONUS TRACK: Click here for a great Peter Blake mural of some of the performers from Royal Albert Hall’s long past.