Ledisi came to entertain, and so she did.
From the moment she stepped on stage in her black blouse and hot pants Friday night at Symphony Hall, the songstress bopped around the stage dancing as if she were alone in her living room.
With a shout out to music icon Michael Jackson, Ledisi asked the quiet audience to get up, move and return the energy she was exuding. She scolded folks for tweeting, saying she could see their faces from their cellphone lights.
“It’s so rude,” the singer said. “But it’s cool, as long as you’re tweeting about me.”
Even with constant audience interaction, it wasn’t until the second wardrobe change that fans began to respond.
Ear-numbing screams and a standing ovation greeted the singer before she even began to sing “In the Morning,” which she blended with “I Gotta Get to You.” Opening act Timothy Bloom, an R&B newcomer with a Prince-like vibe, joined her on the duo “Stay Together.”
A cape-clad Ledisi even