At 69 years old, Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is still commanding her propers. In seemingly good health (after a scare last year that forced her to cancel a string of concerts), she performed a hometown show at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit this past Thursday. Throughout a nearly two-hour set, Aretha strutted, danced, joked and wailed, mingling her trademark hits with borrowed classics from Simon & Garfunkel, Jackie Wilson, Luther Vandross and more.
The evening was magical and life changing; witnessing the greatest voice of all time live and in person blew my mind and my soul.
Aretha Franklin is a true soul survivor and a national treasure.
Check out the rest of my photos here as well as the full setlist below.