Sting looked sexy AF on Saturday, and he raised $1.5M for The Florida Orchestra (w/setllist + playlist)

The money supports TFO's free community programs. Sting's handsome face supports my libido.

click to enlarge Sting plays Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on December 9, 2017. - Caesar Carbajal
Caesar Carbajal
Sting plays Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on December 9, 2017.

It was kind of hard to look away from a very sexy Sting when he joined the Florida Orchestra for a gala concert at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, and it's also very hard to ignore this number: $1.5 million.

That's how much the 66-year-old modern rock icon helped raise in honor of the Orchestra's 50th anniversary. A press release says the event was the orchestra's most successful event ever.

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Concert Review: Sting and The Florida Orchestra rock the Mahaffey (w/photos)

"The $1.5 million raised through the gala includes fundraising donations and concert-only ticket sales," the release said. "The funds will support TFO’s free community programs, which last season reached about 80,000 people in hospitals, schools, parks, museums and more, as well as artistic initiatives that bring top talent to Tampa Bay stages."

Read David Warner's full review from the show and see more of Caesar's photos here. Listen to a playlist featuring songs from the show below.

Setlist

Englishman In New York
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Fields Of Gold
Roxanne
When We Dance
I Hung My Head
Why Should I Cry For You?
The End Of The Game
Shape Of My Heart
The Last Ship
Practical Arrangement
What Say You, Meg?
Mad About You
King Of Pain
Every Breath You Take

Desert Rose
Fragile

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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