Best. Concert. Experience. Ever.
Jeff and I had purchased tickets way back in May to see Justin Timberlake the Tuesday before Christmas...wayyy before we were pregnant.
As many of you probably know, we are both superfans of JT. Seriously. We watched the last tour DVD at Madison Square Garden maybe a hundred times. He's such a great entertainer.
And - this concert did NOT disappoint! Quite possibly the best "show", and definitely the best "sound quality" I have ever experienced at a concert. The music quality was everything you always hope a concert will be, but never quite is (something fuzzes out, wrong note, weird rhythm, etc).
And it turns out, babies LOVE loud music with bass :)...they dance and dance and dance. (Waiting in the infamous ladies' room line is not so cool when pregnant though. Just FYI.)
Anyway, I can home from work early to get gussied up - at 29 weeks its getting harder to feel cute! But I put on my fanciest pregnancy clothes and away we went :)
The show opened with a super awesome DJ warming up the crowd.
Then...there he was.
JT interspersed some oldies (our favorites) with the new tracks (which are becoming favorites). It was cool too because familiar songs morphed into new songs and vice versa - nothing sounded 100% like it does on the album, which I think is really neat.
The outfits were - of course - suits and ties (designed by Tom Ford). Even the women dancers had girly-ish versions of suits for several costumes.
Speaking of, the 'other' stuff on stage was amazing - six backup dancers that were almost as fun to watch as JT, 4 backup singers that were amazing in their own right and had their own choreography, and a freaking full band, including horns and a bunch of other instruments...I think the only band member who did not have some choreography was the drummer!
Here's the set list...
Pusher Love Girl
Gimme What I Don't Know (I Want)
Rock Your Body
Don't Hold the Wall
Like I Love You
Until the End of Time
Cry Me a River
Only When I Walk Away with HOLY LASERS, so crazy cool
Drink You Away
Let the Groove Get In - the stage started MOVING! These songs were all played at the back "VIP" area of the arena.
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley cover)
Not a Bad Thing
Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover) that we all sang along to with all the lights on
What Goes Around... Comes Around - who does NOT like this song? No one.
Take Back the Night / Jungle Boogie (Kool & The Gang cover) - the stage moved to the front of the arena
Poison (Bell Biv DeVoe cover) - quite possibly the coolest homage ever
Suit & Tie
No encore - but I kind of liked it that way. It totally played into the theatrics of the night...it was a SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And worth every penny :)