Thursday October 22 Stevie Wonder brought his “Wonder Autumn Night” tour to MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT.
It is always fun to go to the shows at the MGM Grand because I get to play my favorite slot, Texas Tea. Unfortunately it seems that in the time between the David Cook show I went to there and the Stevie show they had completely revamped and Texas Tea was nowhere to be found.
Instead I played a few games – like Wheel Of Fortune, Lil Ladybugs and Survivor and ended up losing $25. Not a good night! Texas Tea always kept me at least around breaking even! (Which is probably why they got rid of it)
As we were entering the venue there were signs that no Photography was permitted. I didn’t risk it, although I should have because a lot of people were taking video and all I wanted was a couple of photos. But I came up with a pretty decent scrapbook layout idea during the show that has no photos included so hopefully I can end up pulling that off and making it look like it does in my head.
Near the end of the set he asked fans to come forward and form a group with him and sing with him. The first women to get down there, I believe her name was Patty, was brought on stage and got to sit next to him and sing for 2 songs. Interestingly enough, we had rode the elevator to the casino with Patty earlier in the evening! There was probably too many of us in the elevator at that point so it was a tight squeeze and the way she had her hair up, it was all in my dad’s face as we went down a couple of floors. We couldn’t believe it when we saw her up on stage, with her arm around Stevie! If someone had told us that one of us from that elevator ride was going to end up on stage we never would have believed them!
Stevie did not disappoint and played for 2 and a half hours! We thought he might go on all night! Near 11 he left the stage and we weren’t sure if he would be doing an encore or not. They teased us for quite a while before finally putting on the stage lights. While he had a TON more songs he could have done, his really big hits were all done at the end of the set. (He ended with Superstition)
Partial Set list under the cut (I think its missing a couple of songs, the review I had found that listed them said something like “and then he played a couple of lesser known songs” I guess the reviewer didn’t know the names and I didn’t bother to keep track)
Once Upon A Time
Master Blaster (Jammin’)
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Knocks Me off My Feet
Living For the City
I Can’t Help It
My Mother’s Eyes
Don’t You Worry Bout a Thing
Part Time Lover
For Once In My Life
If You Really Loved Me
Isn’t She Lovely
Blowin’ In The Wind
My Cherie Amour
Signed Sealed Delivered (Im Yours)