This past Friday we had the chance to see Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the Warfield in San Francisco. The music was fun and Sharon was an amazing performer and entertainer. In addition to her own high-energy dancing around the stage, she invited a few of the audience onto the stage to dance with her. This was sort-of a crap-shoot as at least one person's dance skills ranked somewhere between Elaine from Seinfeld and epileptic seizure victim. However, one guy who referred to himself as merely "The Gator" got up on stage in full 70's era leisure suit and that boy could dance. Sharon even turned the spotlight over to him and let him go to town.
I'll be damned if someone didn't manage to get a video of it and has already uploaded it to Youtube:
The opening act was The Heavy, whose is perhaps best known for their song "How Do You Like Me Now?" that Kia uses in car ads featuring bad-ass stuffed animals. Except for the horns, I wouldn't have thought that they would have been a good match for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. But they were another high-energy act that really got the crowd riled up for the main act.
Overall it was a great show. We had some punk kids causing trouble in front of us, but eventually security took care of them and we were able to enjoy the rest of the show.