The times have not been good for those on the way to Lake Christine Fire in Colorado, but the legendary music Neil Diamond came out to thank firefighters in a surprise concert on Saturday.
Diamond was performed for a few hundred firefighters and rescue personnel, many of whom came to the area specifically to fight the fire during a town hall on Saturday. He took the stage with just an acoustic guitar and a microphone stand.
"I want to go home, I want to give you a kiss, I want to make dinner for you and I just want to say thank you from the people in this area to come down and this city has not been so happy because. .. I do not know, "told Diamond for the crew before his performance. "I've been here for 20 years and you've made everyone happier. The weight of our hearts is gone and we know the cavalry is here and we say thank you to each one to make this trip."
Firemen have turned the battle against Lake Christine Fire to their advantage recently. The fire, which has burned over 12,500 hectares, is now 48 percent.
US Forestry Service also says that it expects the fire to be fully occupied since August 2.
The singer "Sweet Caroline" lives in the Basalt, Colorado area, where the fire is still burning after it began on July 3rd.
"We're gonna thank everyone for saving our society," Diamond's wife, Katie, said before launching a version of his most famous song. The audience obviously saw.
Basalt is located in a popular ski area, just a few miles from Snowmass and less than 20 miles northwest of Aspen.
Diamond, 77, announced that he was suspended from a tour in January after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He is a member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has had 22 albums going platinum (1 million sales) in the United States, including live and greatest hits record.