By Q. McElroy
More than once Saturday night, Academy-Award winner Jamie Foxx said he was told that Chastain Park would be a laid-back crowd. But thanks to his wooing of the single ladies and his naturally comedic manner, the stylish group proved that rumor wrong even as tea candles, flower centerpieces and wine bottles dotted the amphitheater.
Foxx set the tone when he hit the stage about 8:45 p.m. decked in black leather pants and a red-and-black leather jacket that reminded us of Michael Jackson – and Eddie Murphy, circa “Raw.” And by the way, he was rapping. After joking about tossing the $2K jacket into the crowd (he said maybe on the next tour, when we’re out of the recession), he slowed things down by channeling baby making music by Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Prince – and even a snippet of the Eurhythmics “Sweet Dreams.”
He reenergized when he morphed into his award-winning performance