My sister invited me to a concert with her Sunday. She had a date who flaked and asked if I wanted to go. I’m not one for going out on a Sunday knowing I have to work the next but I couldn’t pass it up.
It was The Liberation Tour Mary J Blidge and D’Amgelo( My boo!) are the headliners.
So after spending the entire day doing individuals I got dressed and headed off to the concert with my big sis. She and I always have a great time together.
We get to the Universal Amphitheater a little early and go find something to eat. After that, we head over to find out seats. We were seated next to a very nice older mexican couple who informed me that they were there for Mary. I informed the wife I was there for D’Angelo but loved Mary too.
The Show opened with some chick named Starchelle (?) she was. . . umm. . . wack. She’s the 1st artist signed to Mary J’s lable. I think Mary should have been more selective but that’s just my opinion.
After that chick was done Melonie Fiona came out and did a set. I sang all of her jams at the top of my lungs. I have never seen her in concert but she put on an excellent show and her voice is like butter! She can SANG!
*random*I noticed Bobby Brown and his wife a few rows ahead of us. They kept kissing randomly. They were cute
There was a brief intermission while they changed the set. The lights went down and the music started playing. I got excited because I knew D’Angelo was next. Y’all he has been a fave of mine since Brown Sugar and I always thought he was swexy, before he showed the world he was swexy in that Untitled video, ( and them proceeded to negate all his swexy by doing drugs and gaining a Katrillion pounds, he’s back tho y’all!)
He did his set and he was awesome! He did a bunch fo his hits and a few of his new songs off his upcoming album. He did “untitled” and I had to find something to fan myself with. The way he sang it was just. . .yea. . .
After he was done and had us all work up a sweat ( I stood up singing and dancing his entire set) it was time for Mary J.
*another Random* We saw Damon Hall ( from Guy) on our way to the restroom and my sister went and hugged him. He’s very handsome. I think he was shocked and happy someone recognized him.
*More Random* Mary’s husband and step kids where there to support her. I loved that! We saw them sitting not to far from us .
After another intermission for a set change ( and a restroom break for me and sis and my nice Mexican friend) Mary hit the stage. She looked great and she sounded great. She really is a soul singer and she makes you want to get up and dance and sing. I did, a couple of times but my feet and knees kept telling me to sit my tail down and I had to listen. She sang all her jams old and new and she had 3 outfit changes. I don’t know how they girl works that stage dancing and strutting around in this stiletto knee-high boots but she is a pro at it.
Her set was great as well. She played to the audience and really seemed to a appreciate the love the crowd was showing her. She was almost brought to tears a few times and that was touching to me. She seems liked she’d be someone really cool to hang out with.
She show started on time at 8:15pm and was over at about 12:15am. Everyone ushered out of the theater like cattle and made it to our cars. It took a good 15 or so mins just to get out of the parking lot. I didn’t get him until 1:30. Jas was sound asleep in her bed and I didn’t fall asleep until after 2am and I had to be at work today. I’m tired as all hell but the concert was worth it. I doubt I’ll be at more shows if I have to work the next day though. I’m like the walking dead right now.