On Sunday, thousands of concert-goers from all walks of life, decked out in their Sunday best, filled Pier Six Pavilion to hear Diana Ross, the former Supremes singer who has been a fixture in American pop music for 50 years.
The venue was filled with the excitement of teenage girls at a Taylor Swift show. I just so happened to be seated next to a thirtysomething woman who kept screaming "Ms. Ross" at the stage. Before the show even started.
Soon after an usher, maybe noticing the look I was giving this woman, upgraded my seat to a better section and the house lights went down.
As the band began to play 'I'm Coming Out,' the crowd erupted and Ross came...