Although many of Manilow's admirers mentioned age when praising the singer, the praise was totally there. A post from Twitter user @librarian_kate said:
"I just sang along with Barry Manilow. Yep, I'm old."
Another tweeter, @buckhollywood, used age as further praise for live singing:
"Barry Manilow still sings live and he is like 100!"
In appearance, reviews were not quite as kind. One Twitter user found Manilow's entire body to be objectionable:
"Barry Manilow has a body like a ventriloquist dummy."
@staciatague was mostly just worried on Manilow's behalf:
"Oh!! Barry Manilow!!! What have you done to yourself??"
One Twitter user, @ninatypewriter, even included a photo to prove her point:
"Barry Manilow on #ACapitolFourth was a plastic surgery, cheek implant cautionary tale"