A couple of weeks ago, I went to my first solo concert of the year. I’ve gone to concerts by myself before so it wasn’t that big of a deal. Besides, even when I go to a concert with someone, once the show starts I’m not paying attention to them. I’m paying attention to the artist.
I decided to try vlogging my trip to the venue (featured below). I had to basically rush once I got to New York because the line to JoJo concerts always starts early. It didn’t help that one only track was working coming in and out of the City. It was a windy day and definitely colder since the venue is close to the river but the wait was definitely worth it.
I have been a fan of JoJo since she first started. I have followed her career through her struggles with Blackground Records and her mixtapes. I’m proud of how far she has come and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing her live. This was my 3rd time!
She sang songs from all her albums and PJ Morton even came on stage to perform “Say So.” I had a great time and I’ll be making a compilation of my favorite moments of the night.
I’m not a football fan but I always tune into the Super Bowl. This year I definitely made sure I reserved the living room tv because I wasn’t missing the halftime show. As a relatively new English music listener back in the late 90s early 00s, these were the artists that I gravitated towards too. When I saw the commercial promoting the halftime show a couple of weeks ago I was excited because it is by far my favorite time in English music. Going into the halftime show I wondered how they were going to fit everything into 15 minutes.
After watching the show, I can say that I enjoyed it but it could’ve been better. I just felt like it was too short! I would’ve liked to see Eminem perform more than one song and “No More Drama” by MJB felt like it didn’t belong. Overall, I did appreciate the set design. I thought it was fitting to have the City of LA as the backdrop. Dr. Dre was the maestro because he produced for all the artists on the lineup. My favorite part of the performance was hands down “Still D.R.E.” From the choreography, dancers, and all of them coming together in the end, I can rewatch that part over and over again!