Backstreet Boys In a World Like This Tour

Last night I finally was able to see my all time favorite group - THE Backstreet Boys. I bought tickets to the concert at Jones Beach Nikon theater for me and the Mr. He had no idea what he was in for.

I laughed, I cried, and I screamed my head off at the concert. I was thrown back to the 90's to my school girl crush days. They brought it. From their first single to the new ones. And I LOVED every bit of it! They still had the moves, even 20 years later. Yes, 20 years later.

There was a good crowd. All the husbands sat patiently while their wives sang along. A lot of the 90's kids that are all grown up, the moms, and even some grandmas. We all sang our hearts out with them, and screamed our asses off to show our undying love and support. There were a lot of creative BSB shirts, and I only wish I would have made one. Too bad I'm not 13 anymore. But the younger teens that were there, I don't get it. They sat there in silence the majority of the time. Like do you even know the greatness you're experiencing right now??

My only regret - not bringing my camera. My iphone pics are not that great because of the lights and video screens behind them. They're still on Instagram anyway and tumblr. Oh and not coughing up the dough to get pit tickets. They were generous to their fans. ::sigh::

I LOVE YOU AJ!!!!
- L

Oh and to the chics in the row behind me that made fun of that woman on stage - you're just mad that she got a super awesome close up and hugs from the guys 2x.

Country Girl?

Ha it has finally happened. After all the years of me being so against it, I have embraced Country Music. And I love it. Now I'm not talking Taylor Swift (sorry hun!) But Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Kenny Chesney and everyone else that's on the various Country Radio stations on Pandora. I can also attribute some of my Country music interest to ABC's TV Show Nashville. I didn't expect to like it as I'm not big on Hayden P, but it caught my interest and it's on my "Must Watch List." And because the Mister turned me onto Country music a few years ago and I didn't believe him til now. I'm sure there's plenty of die hard Country fans that dislike the show, but sue me! I found it interesting. It's a good drama and the music makes it better.

I actually like this song from Nashville and this one.

I'm far from becoming a die hard Country fan (no disrespect to those who are) but in widening my range of musical tastes, I embrace Country music and appreciate it. I do want to go to a Country concert sometime soon. I can only imagine in person its even better. There's just something so relate-able to these Country artists. Their songs have meaning, and substance. Something that can't be said about some of the upcoming artists over the years. It's what's made me turn off the radio and stick to the oldie but goodies. I can't stand some of the things out there they call "music" especially not within the Hip Hop genre. To me that needs a revival, revolution. Something to bring it back to what it was. For now, Country is soothing my soul and I'm enjoying my moment with it.



-L

Jay-Z at Barclay's

I'll try to keep this short, but who knows with me. Last night the Mr and I went to the Jay-Z concert, he had bought the tickets the day they dropped. I was kind of excited, looking forward to it, and then I was there and the excitement died. They did a good job on Barclay's and it looks amazing. The seats inside, not so much. I'll admit it, we got the nosebleed seats, all the way up top. But I've also been in the nosebleeds in MSG, and the differences made me wish I was at MSG. The seats were on such a steep slant it was dizzying to look down. The seats were really cramped together, you had no leg room at all, less than what you get at the movie theater. I know I can't complain too much, and I would have been content if it was not a concert. Those seats would be ok for a basketball game, from how high we were too, you would be able to see the whole court, no problem. But this was a concert and it was a totally different dynamic.

The ushers did not show you where your seats were, just checked to make sure you were in the right section and sent you on your way. It was slightly confusing how to find your seat, and it was so dark you could hardly see the numbers. Most people gave up and just sat wherever. A few people got pissed off and thankfully no punches were thrown. There was a good mix of people attending the concert, and they all had one thing in common - smoking. The entire section was smoke and lighters with everything from cigarettes to black and milds, and good old Mary Jane. I expected people to light up, but I didn't expect it to be so blatant. The ushers did not give a shit. People were walking around the hallways with cigs in their hands. The crowd did get a little bit rowdy too, there were people in the aisles, no one stayed in their seat. But nothing major. I guess it was all to be expected.

Jay's performance was good, he said the Sunday show had the best energy. He gave a motivational bit about not letting anyone bring you down and don't give up. Songs were fire. I just didn't appreciate having to wait an hour and a half to see him. We had an 8pm ticket time and Hov didn't show til 9:30. That may not seem like a big deal to most of you, but he didn't have anyone open for him. We were sitting there while the dj played music. I felt like that was kind of disrespectful. The other concerts I have gone to, the artists were on time or had opening acts for them. I also didn't like the mini disappearing act he pulled towards the end to change his jersey. At that point I was ready to leave, so when the light dimmed, we dipped. I was content with watching the rest of the performance from the TV in the hall. It was nothing spectacular. I probably won't ever go to another Jay-Z concert, but if the conditions are right, I may give Barclay's a second shot - so long as I'm not up high.

Anyone else go? Let me know what you thought!

xx
L