The show was excellent. The talent was immensely satisfying, as were the fireworks. However, the BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST light there was Taylor Hicks!
As Jimmy Smitts said, no one can get a party started better than Taylor Hicks. We saw evidence of this right after Huey Lewis came out and warmed up the crowd. Huey was his charming and confident usual, and I very much enjoyed the walk down memory lane with him. However, when Taylor came out, the atmosphere just went ELECTRIC long before the actual fireworks began.
He sang "Soul Thing" as if he owned it...wait a minute...he DOES!
All in all, a wonderful evening. The Birthday of Our Great Nation, graced by many talented performers, LIT UP BY TAYLOR HICKS, and followed by a fabulous firesworks display on the lawn of The Mall in our Nation's Capitol. It's enough to move even the hardest heart, to see so many gathered there to pay their respects.
GOD BLESS AMERICA! GOD BLESS THOSE WHO KEEP IT SAFE!