Hershey, PA–Hershey Theme Park is the tourist epicenter of Pennsylvania. Located in the Derry Township area of Hershey, 95 miles west of Philadelphia and 15 miles east of Harrisburg, its 121 acres are filled with several striking attractions to choose from.
Beloved as its brand, the parkland is home to Hershey’s Chocolate World, Story Museum, Houlihan’s Restaurant/Bar, Hershey Gardens, Zoo America, Hershey Lodge, Hotel/Spa, Camping Ground and massive stadium, though this Saturday was none like any other.
You could feel a cosmic-like aura lingering in the air, an unusual endemic sense of excitement only a stadium holding 30,000 could contain waiting for the arrival of the Miraculous Supernatural 2022 Tour featuring luminary music legends Earth, Wind and Fire together with Santana on one mega stage. Devoted fans from the entire New York State region came out in full swing for the star-studded extravaganza.
Opening the monumental event were revolutionary music innovators Earth, Wind and Fire setting the stage ablaze to their 1975 Grammy Hall of Fame, Gold certified hit “Shinning Star” off their sixth album That’s the Way of The World leading the massive coliseum into a roar of euphoric madness.
The six-time Grammy Award superstars proceeded on their melodic fantasy ride with groundbreaking hits “Get Away“, “Serpentine Fire“, “Sing A Song” “Got To Get You Into My Life“, “Keep Your Head To The Sky” and “Devotion” captivating fans with total rapture.
Multiple Hall of Fame extraordinaire Philip Bailey, one of the remaining founding members of the historical group, addressed loyal fans during their intermission. Helping him reciprocate the love back to the sold-out arena were remaining original members two-time Grammy Honoree Verdine White and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Ralph Johnson, thanking the love-struck crowd for over fifty years of continued support before introducing Philip Bailey Jr, B David Whitworth, and the entire all-star band.
The multiplatinum trailblazers resumed festivities with their continuous multitude of hits “Reasons“, “That’s The Way Of The World” and 1979 renowed classic “After The Love Is Gone” before lead guitarist Morris O’Connor unleashed his beastly skills causing a full blown jam session to “Fantasy“, “Boogie Wonderland“, “Let’s Groove” and closing their outstanding set to international multiplatinum anthem “September” leaving admirers in awe.
Following their phenomenal showcase Santana and their magnificent ensemble graced the stage mesmerizing the legion of fans. Kicking off the intro was his drummer performing an explosive set to rhythmic afro centric sounds above an amazing video display of multi-cultured native tribes embracing our ancestry.
The pulsating tempo gave way to the ten-time Grammy Award winning sensation making his grand entrance blaring his guitar to 1969 Woodstock smash hit “Soul Sacrifice” causing the entire Hershey Stadium to go into full blown pandemonium.
The international megastars rocked out to monster hits “Jingo“, “Evil Ways“, “Black Magic Woman” and universal fascination “Oye Como Va” having the three-time Latin Grammy/Rock and Hall of Fame Inductee describe his legendary works of art as “universal, African colors, healing mystical medicine music” before continuing his magical playlist to “Europa“, “Right On“, “Umi Says“, “Freedom“, “Corazon Espinado” fan favorite “Maria, Maria” and endless others creating an astonishing atmosphere bridging us all under one accord of same image, likeness and abundance of love.