This is a short one because, well, I know what I’m looking for here but finding it on demand can be difficult.
One of the things I like to see in a musical performance is performers who clearly and obviously are really enjoying being out on the stage. That kind of energy can be contagious. Now, mind you, that kind of vibe is generally going to go with music quite different from most of what I listen to these days, but it can make a pleasant change of pace.
Saw this one on TV way back in the day. It’s really what made me, back then, a “Melissa Manchester” fan. Mind you, back then I did listen to a lot of 80’s pop and earlier softer rock and ballads (this was before my “Musical Awakening”. Still, it makes a nice change of pace for me even today.
The song in this one is fun in a goofy way but watch the guys singing and grooving to it. Really watch them. They are clearly having a blast.
This one was similar in timeframe to the one above. What made this one is the group was performing in front of an immense live audience. You can see that the band is pumped.
I’ve never known Floor not to be into it when she’s on stage. This is a good example of that.
Watch the expressions, especially during the slow-mo introduction to the video. Another group out there having a good time.
Then there’s these folk. Their whole raison d’etre was that they loved that “oldies” music (“oldies” when I was a kid; positively ancient now) and you can clearly see that they had fun with it: