Â If there ever was a case of getting what you paid for, it was Wednesday night at the Fargo Theatre.
Fans who bought Golden Circle seats (folding chairs set up in the orchestra pit) to see Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings got up close and personal with the soul singer. Some even were brought up on stage.
In her two-hour set, the energetic star brought five folks up from the crowd to dance with her. Thatâ€™s no small task â€“ what the 55-year-old singer lacks in stature, she more than makes up with stage presence and impressive dancing.
First up was Fargo artist Josh Dahl, perhaps because his glittery art up the street at ecce art + yoga reminded Jones of her own sparkly dress.
A two other men and a woman were brought up from the front row throughout the night, but none put on a show quite like Fargo exhibitionist Mary Purcell did.
A member of the local Bad Weather Burlesque troupe, Purcell revealed a little too much leg upon getting on stage. Jones playfully chided her, then looked out at the crowd hoping aloud there werenâ€™t any kids in the crowd.
Actually, there were quite a few, accompanied by parents who were looking to get the young students extra credit for taking in a horn show.
Purcellâ€™s thigh-high tease was tame compared to opener Black Joe Lewis, whose guitar was decorated with girly pics.
Then again, what do you expect from a guy whose new album is called â€œScandalousâ€ featuring the standout track, â€œBooty Cityâ€?
Fargo photographer Britta TrygstadÂ
didnâ€™t get on stage, but she was close enough to take these cool photo and videos with her phone.