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Patti Labelle Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 12



3.0 star rating T from Naples, Florida


We was so looking forward to seeing Patti Labelle at the Artis in Naples. We had excellent seats. But, we were so disappointed. She sounded like she was screeching the lyrics. Plus, her band drown her out a lot. We wanted to hear her signature songs like "On My Own" or "Lady Marmalade," etc. earlier in the show. After an hour we left. So did several other people in the audience. Really disappointed in her selection of songs. Sing some of your stand-out hits earlier in the show and turn down the amps so we can hear your voice, not just the band.

2.0 star rating Ralphie from Fort Myers, Florida


First of, the acoustics at the BBMann is terrible. We should have learned our lesson with other performances we've seen there (like Book of Mormon) where we could barely hear what was being said on stage. We thought maybe buying better/closer seats would help - but no. And Patti's performance was confusing and disappointing. She had her back to the audience about 50% of the time! She kept turning to the fan blowing on either side of the stage to cool off and then would continue to stand there not facing the audience and sing. And sometimes she'd just let the back up singers sing while she stood with her back to us. I love Pattis voice and she can still hit the high notes, but without more of her melodic voice in the rest of the song it just came across as schreeching. Sorry Patti, we love you, but you gotta shape up the act and give us more of you.

2.0 star rating Christopher Lane from Seattle, Washington


Patti no longer sings much at all, she screams those powerful and often high notes only somewhat connected to the song being sung by her backup singers (who were pretty good). She fussed with her hair/wig constantly and had her back to the audience fully 1/2 the time. Sad to say she “doddered” at times. Overall the concert was a mess except for the Pointer Sisters who get 4+ stars. Seating rows too close to get in and out and you need to get in and out as the dead time, fully 90 minutes or more, were dreadful. Making them worse was the constant ads running in the screens to join the casino “One” club, so bright that you needed sunglasses just to endure it. The wait between Pointer Sisters and Patti was I think about 45 minutes. If it was free, no if they paid me I would not do it again. I’d go see the Pointer Sisters, but Patti you need to hang it up and Tulalip, you need to do MUCH better! BTW not near enough toilets, next concert call me I’ll rent you some more porta-potty’s you cheapskates!

1.0 star rating Julie and Patty from Boston, Massachusetts


What a huge disappointment. We get that you can hit the nigh notes, but enough already. It was pure screeching. She didn’t sing most of what she’s famous for. Why was she standing most of the time with her back to the audience? Her backup singers did most of the singing along with several audience members who were brought on stage. 74 years young, but time to call it quits. High expectations; huge disappointment.

1.0 star rating Igoplaces from Lake Worth, Florida


I couldn't have said it any better than Patty and Julie. Had there been an intermission, my husband and I would have surely left. (Was that because she didn't sing enough actual - complete - songs to warrant it?) And I thought that the reason why she had her back to the stage so much was because there was a floor fan under the piano, and she was cooling herself off! No excuse for a bad performance. Perhaps the saddest part of the show was when she had people from the audience come up on the stage. They showed the audience that they could sing and dance better than she could. I guess my favorite part was looking at some of the fabulous outfits women in the audience were wearing!


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