“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Plato
On Friday evening, September 30th, I joined throngs of excited, mostly female, Chris Brown fans to see the mega talented R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor put on a heart thumping, body shaking performance that had us standing in our seats for the entire 3 or so hours of the show. The dancing was fierce, and in addition to the raps and songs we enjoyed from his opening acts, Chris aka CBreezy gave us a fantastic performance of the following:
Set List – Songs Chris Brown Performed included:
Body 2 Body
She Ain’t You
Next to You
Look At Me Now
With Tyga Deuces and Snapbacks Back
Beautiful People… If I forgot any, update me. TY! 😉
The F.A.M.E. Tour which included performances from Kelly Rowland, T-Pain and TYGAwas at The Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY. It was powerful, high energy, and a light and sensory extravaganza performance. The stage was divided into three tiers, with steps and ladders, five oversize cylinders at the base with a huge CB in the middle cylinder, a large screen that projected CB music videos and costume changes and laser lights that made you feel you had seen the show of the year…
“Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.” Thomas Carlyle
With four great albums under his belt, Chris Brown (2005), Exclusive (2007), Graffiti (2009), F.A.M.E. (2011) and a fifth due next year, Fortune (2012), Chris Brown aka CBreezy brought his dance steps, strong vocals and impressive stage show and choreography to the Coliseum. His performance was reminiscent of MJ’s; that sparkling, energetic, give it everything you got performance that makes your jaw drop and keeps you applauding long after the talent has left the stage…
“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” Albert Schweitzer
Chris and his opening acts, Tyga, T-Pain and Kelly shared their music generously with fans. They interacted with the crowds as if at an intimate dinner party; asking questions, making comments and reaching out to shake hands, toss baseball or knit caps and share their mikes from time to to time…
“You always feel better when you sing. Music touches people’s hearts. You know, it doesn’t go through your mental capacity, it just moves you and it will let you cry.” Jewel Kilcher
Tyga has two major albums; No Introduction (2008), Careless World: Rise of The Last King (2011), and a collaboration album, We Are Young Money (with Young Money Entertainment) (2009).
T-Pain, a multi award winning, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and super talented rapper has dropped four albums, Rappa Ternt Sanga (2005), Epiphany (2007), Thr33 Ringz (2008), RevolveR (2011), and has numerous collaborations with many other successful artists. T-Pain celebrated his 26th birthday on Friday night and proudly shared his good news with a beautiful rendition of a semi birthday song.
Kelly Rowland, in addition to the mega successful albums she cut with Beyonce and Michelle Williams for Destiny’s Child, has three albums out; Simply Deep (2002), Ms. Kelly (2007), and Here I Am (2011) which has the hugely successful song Motivation; with Little Wayne. Kelly who made multi million dollar selling albums with DC – Destiny’s Child, performed hit tunes from that collection including her hip-hop tune (“Dilemma”) and solo smash hit Motivation. Come back soon for more Pictures!
“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
What impressed me was the warm relationship Chris/CBreezy has with the close knit core of dancers and staffers who worked with him to put a phenomenal performance… They were in sync with Chris and would make moves that fed off what he was doing… Yes, some of us got to attend a sound check earlier in the evening and the camaraderie between Chris and his dancers and staff was warm and close… I got to see a side of this young man that we don’t get to read about in the press. He wore casual grey sweats and a knit cap, chatted with us, worked on his moves for the evening show with his dancers and then gave us a riveting, pretty hilarious Soul Train like dance off, at the end of rehearsals, that was so fun and funny, you had to be there to get the full picture…
“It’s worth it doing a show and when you touch a crowd and move yourself at the same time. You change lives and you change the world.” Jewel Kilcher
The show ended on a high note with a laser show that included Chris and his dancers dressed in clothes with lights, out of space LED suits and masks that reminded me of those horror movies form the 1970s. It was a terrific performance and CBreezy and his dance crew gave us a phenomenal experience… Worth a ticket. What are your thoughts? When was the last time you attended a concert? What was your experience and did you enjoy it? Who would you like to see perform? Do share? Thank you! 🙂
Positive Motivation Tip: Music brings us together to celebrate all the reasons that make life worth living… Join in!
- Chris Brown Stirs Up Frenzy On F.A.M.E. Tour (mtv.com)
- Bow Wow To Join Chris Brown On F.A.M.E. Tour! (naisentertainment.wordpress.com)
- You: Chris Brown Announces Dates for F.A.M.E. Tour – KOvideo (news.google.com)
- Young Money’s TYGA Inspires The Youth With R.O.A.R. Program & Talks New Album “Careless World: Rise Of The Last King” (hiphopwired.com)
- CONCERT REVUE: Fans in, Haters out on Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. Tour (therogersrevue.wordpress.com)
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