“I just want my music and dance to catch the audience’s attention, and to hold it long enough for them to listen to the lyrics and what we’re saying.” Janet Jackson
On August 6, at the PNC Bank Arts Center, an amphitheatre in Holmdel, NJ, the multi talented, award winning superstar artist, Janet Jackson, took us on a riveting dance and music extravaganza that had us singing and dancing along for almost 2 hours of heart pumping, hip swinging entertainment. Janet, inspiring, exciting, and supremely focused on her craft, performed at least 30 of her 34 number 1 hits in an aptly named tour – Number Ones: Up Close and Personal.
The Set List starts below… We were up close and personal alright, and Janet held us captive with her mastery of the stage, and her ability to make each person feel like a particular song, eye contact or hand gesture was meant for them. She sang, danced, strutted, talked, laughed, teased and showed us that special brand of Jackson magic, musical genius and experience…
“The Pleasure Principle”
“What Have You Done for Me Lately”
“You Want This”
On this tour, Janet Jackson dedicated a specific song, for each city and venue, to the legions of fans attending the shows scheduled for 35+ cities. The songs are nominated by fans on her website and “Feedback” was the dedicated song for Holmdel, NJ. It was the perfect song because she delivered on all counts and the feedback in that open air theater was a resounding thumps up. She sang beautifully, her choreography was on point and there was nary a dull moment; that lady has enough energy for a battalion and she gave us plenty to remember. The pictures I’ve added tell it all… and I had a blast! Come back later for more photos from the concert. TY!