Fans began to line up in the middle of the night on Wednesday, too. "It's attractive. She's lovely".
Swift, who was once overwhelmed by Franklin singing a soulful "Happy Birthday" to her, appeared determined to make sure that the memory of the diva took center stage during her concert.
The late legendary Aretha Franklin is set to be honored with a private funeral service in Detroit on Friday, August 31. "She loved that", Greater Grace Temple Bishop Charles Ellis III said.
"She'd let us in the door, you know-she knew my father as O'Neil, not Mr. Swanson-she invited us in, and we all sat together and ate fried chicken", funeral director O'Neil Swanson II said.
Taylor's concert came at the end of the first day of public visitation for the Respect hitmaker at the nearby museum, where the singer's body will lie until Thursday for hundreds of visitors to pay their respects.
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At least 1,000 Delta Sigma Thetas from across the country attended the service, which lasted almost an hour and is traditionally performed for any member before her funeral.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the city's local news stations including WDIV-TV and WXYZ-TV will air Aretha Franklin's homegoing service.
She was suffering from pancreatic cancer and was in a grave condition from last few years.
"She meant everything to Detroit, I'm telling you", said Gail Ford, 53.
Franklin died August 16 and will be laid to rest on Friday. "Seeing her, I would say she was saying, 'I've done my duty".
"Everybody is just so thrilled when they go in and come out", said Evelyn Couch, 65, a retired social worker who is handicapped, and who traveled 60 kilometers with her family.