During “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” Rick Springfield went into full-on “showman” mode and did a lot of crowd participation. He waded into the crowd and thrust his microphone into people’s faces to sing the chorus from the song. (Spoiler: “Don’t talk to strangers, baby don’t you know, don’t talk to strangers, baby don’t you know.” It’s not exactly Hemmingway, but it works.
He brought three kids up on stage and let them all sing the chorus once to large audience applause. But we all should have seen it coming: Thomas, the three year old boy with the ear protection on, turned out to be the hit of the show. You can watch the moment on YouTube right now if you like, but I’m going to give you the blow-by-blow in pictures. First, the video:
It all started with three innocents:
The two girls sang first:
And then a dance party broke out:
More after the break!
Thomas introduces himself and Springfield is shocked and awed by the kid’s cuteness:
Then it came Thomas’ turn to sing:
Good work, kid.
Next time: An encore for the ladies!