of Cindy Stubben. She took this set in 1983 at the Chicago Stadium, of Neil "doing" America. They are in actual progression, and lead up to the 'finale'.
Back then, at the ending of America, as he would throw his signature pose of the hand high in the air, a BOOM of fireworks would go off......the lighting behind him in the last two photos in this series are NOT house lights, but the actual lights from the fireworks.
See the rest of Cindy's fabulous collection of Neil Diamond photography
on her website The Mirror of my Soul