“What do you mean you have never seen P-Funk?” – is what my husband said when I told him we were going. Surprisingly, every time Bryan has seen George Clinton and his legendary band, Parliament Funkadelic, I have never been able to go. Which is a lot of unable-to-gos over the years. So when I finally got to see these guys, it was pretty magical. Doubly so since I was photographing it. A million times more if you count the fact that every one of them was hamming it up for the camera. I loved it!
We normally get three songs to photograph a band and then security pulls you from the pit. P-Funk’s songs groove on forever, so after two, we looked at each other and mutually agreed I’d had plenty of time. Totally fine because at that point all I wanted to do was dance. They take the funk seriously; it’s loud, raucous and fun. All the band members contribute – it’s not just the George show. Everyone is having blast on stage and that is the best way to get the audience into it as well.
I tell you what, there will be no “unable-to-go” business next time George Clinton comes to Denver.