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Sade at 1st Mariner Arena June 16

Rihanna's was good, but it was amateur hour in comparison. U2's was far flashier, but it did not exceed the sheer transcendence of the Sade live experience. Some people tour every couple of years, Sade's concerts have the makings of natural phenomena that happen once a decade. They come so rarely, she feels like pop's Halley's comet. At that pace, seeing her perform is itself a privilege, an experience unlikely to be repeated, literally, for another 10 years.
Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun
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