In video, Grace Jones, 74, hula hoop topless in full concert

1980s icon Grace Jones performed on stage at the Meltown Festival. (London, June 10, 2022.) Getty Images

On Friday June 10, the 1980s icon opened the Meltown Festival at the Southbank Center in London, delivering a masterful performance.

Seventy-four years old, and boundless energy. This Friday, June 10, Grace Jones delivered an epic and highly acrobatic performance during the Meltown Festival, programmed in the Southbank Center complex in London. After two years marked by the Covid-19 health crisis, and the cessation of concerts, festival-goers were impatiently awaiting the return of the event. And it is to the icon of the 1980s that the honor has fallen to open this 27th edition. The iconic disco singer thus chained her most emblematic titles, in the midst of her 25 musicians present on stage.

Before singing his hit Slave To The Rhythm, the latter asked for a hula to be brought to her. Imperial on her stiletto heels, the singer engaged in a masterful session, under the amazed eye of the spectators. As a Telegraph reporter so aptly put it, “Something happened I never thought I’d see: a topless 74-year-old woman spinning a hoop for 15 minutes, singing and smiling fiercely (…) while a dancing crowd shouted “Keep going!”.

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His memoirs

The singer, renowned for her eccentricity, has always remained rather discreet about her private life. In 2016, she published her memoirs called I will never write my memoirs. A collection returning to his journey with insolence and disarming humor, as we know him. In an interview given to Madame Figaro the same year, she explained: “At first, I didn’t want to break the ‘Grace Jones myth’, it amused me to let people believe all the rumours, even the craziest ones. And then over time, I realized that some of my closest friends didn’t know everything about me, and I took the plunge.