Golfe du Morbihan
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High Road - Cults135 listens
My sister and I got picked to see Justin Timberlake’s concert for free at the iTunes Festival last sunday. The concert took place in a very cool venue called the Roundhouse art centre in Camden, London. Tickets were given away free to iTunes users and fans in the UK only through prize-draw competitions so we got very lucky on that one.
When we arrived near the Roundhouse, we could see a long queue of fans without tickets literally camping outside with the hope to get inside to see their idol. Not sure if they finally got inside though. The venue was almost full but not cracking with pushy hysterical pretentious fans, which was a great thing. We managed to have a fair position near the right-hand side of the stage.
Some people in the audience kept pointing at the balconies where only a few people where using. Apparently, there were some famous personalities sitting up there such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine and Adele.
I can’t say I am a huge fan of Justin Timberlake. I don’t always like everything he does but I remember loving “Justified” (2002) so much that I would pay the ridiculous price of 25 euros to get his album. I still listen to some of his songs nowadays and it’s freaking 2013!!!!!
The concert was great. Just before Justin’s appearance on stage, there was a countdown as if we we were all waiting for jesus or New Year’s Eve to come. He had a great team of musicians behind him and started singing straight away. It seemed at first that he wasn’t so confident about interacting with his public but knowing that we weren’t his usual public of fans and he hadn’t really perform for the last seven year, I get that it must have felt weird at first. Anyway, after two or three songs, a lot of sweat and some autistic robotic dance moves, he was really into it and a lot more engaging with the audience.
I think I loved the concert more because of what it reminded me, my college and lycée years rather than for the music itself. I haven’t even listen to his new album. I liked his “Suit & Tie” song but not enough to pay to see him. For this matter, I can understand how unfair it must have been for some true fans queueing forever outside to watch people like me holding tickets getting inside in less than 5 minutes.
This is a bit of Justin Timberlake’s performance of ‘Like I Love You’ and the beginning of ‘My Love’.
Ps: watch out for that crazy lady’s arms waving in the air.
Susumu Yokota - Gekkoh26 listens