80s Diana Ross Live in Central Park Concert t-shirt Medium
Chest 18 in.
Length 27.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Screen Stars
This awesome vintage muscle tee celebrates a concert performance given by the legendary Diana Ross at the Great Lawn of New York City's Central Park in July of 1983. The concert was to help raise funds for a children's park which would later be named the Diana Ross Playground, and Ross performed for free with the only expected revenue derived from memorabilia sales. The concert featured a stage designed by Tony Walton, who had worked as the scenic designer for the film The Wiz, and choreography from Michael Peters, who is best known for choreographing Michael Jackson's "Beat It" video.
The concert opened with New York's Bernice Johnson Dancers performing a West-African inspired dance with Ross appearing in a rainbow colored coat designed by Issey Miyake. She then shed the coat to reveal a beaded orange bodysuit and matching chiffon robe. Less than twenty-five minutes later a downpour occurred, and clad only in her bodysuit, Ross faced the wind and the rain as she tried to control the massive crowd. The performance only lasted forty five minutes before the severity of the storm forced Ross to leave the stage. A second concert was staged the following night to make up for the first. The show was an impressive spectacle but the city ended up loosing nearly two million dollars from the entire affair.
Mayor Ed Koch, informed the press that he didn't know how the city would build the playground when the funds needed to do so had not been acquired. Diana Ross later personally handed Mayor Koch a check for $250,000 to build the park.
The tag says large but this shirt fits like a modern unisex adult medium