-JT came on at 8:45...not a bad pre-concert wait...great vibe!
-Did a "We Owe The City of Buffalo" right after the first song, then mentioned "Buffalo" about 26 times...in the first half alone! Huge followup to his Fallon show apology including guaranteeing the "Jimmy Hot Stone Massage" about 7 songs in. Great stuff!
-The band was soooo hot. The staging is so intense, almost to the point of sensory overload, but just short enough of it to not be distracting. Justin has a GREAT voice...can do it all. I only wish we could hear it better. The sound is very muddled. At times his voice mix is so buried and bassy that the lyrics aren't clear. Not the worst concert sound ever, but far from the best
- Didn't sit all night...the most I've stood since a Springsteen Darien Lake show about a decade ago. Neither has anyone else. It's that type of show
-Staging is incredible, but lighting is a little on the dark side (by design). Just wish we had a few more bright, clear looks at Justin's and the band's faces.
-Incredible choreography. Justin is all sweepy legs! About 4x tonite I've thought "He looks like he's breaking into an SNL "Come on down to liquorville" sketch dance!
-The 10 minute intermision was a nice touch. Perfect length. Although for women, I think it's just enough time to get in line for the bathroom, but not enough time to actually get inside and do your business!
-Seeing LOTS of pregnant women tonite. One was mentioned by Justin and featured on the big screen. Thought from my wife: "I bet when the show was 5 months ago many of them thought they would still be able to fit into their fav party dress!" Looks like lots of wardrobe changes happened when he postponed.
-JT does a shot in tribute to Ralph Wilson! Who would have seen THAT coming? Another nice move to make the pain of postponing go away...as if it hadn't already!
-Awesome show! I can't see how anyone would think they didn't get what they paid for tonite. Justin was exactly as you wanted Justin to be. And that's all you can ask for! Although a cameo from Jessica Biel Timberlake would have been nice!
Paramore were just at Darien Lake, and could tell they've come a long way since you first started watching them. Hayley Williams tells Entertainment Weekly that she feels the same way: ''My advice for bands is if it's your first year, I would say nobody owes you anything. You have to have that mindset. Your job on the first Warped Tour you ever did is to earn everything that you get. When we did our first Warped Tour in 2005, we didn't get meal tickets, so we didn't get to stand in the long catering lines and eat the delicious food. We had maybe five bucks a day, if that, in per diem, and for the most part we would eat frozen pink lemonade or hot dogs that were being sold on the grounds. We had to write out all our flyers because some days our band's name wasn't on the Warped Tour schedule.
It's a lot of work, and I think it's so important for bands to go through that stage of their life, to earn everything and not expect for things to be handed to you.Because then when something does get handed to you—when someone does you a favor or someone bumps you up to a different spot that's better or busier or bigger—then you'll appreciate it. Or next year when you come back and you're in a nicer van or a bus even, you're gonna appreciate it. Earn everything.''
Maybe it' s because of what you're eating. Everything from ice cream to alcohol and salty snacks make the mosquitos come your way! The Daily Meal has all the foods that make you tasty to those obnoxious little buggers!
The Nathan's 98th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest is this weekend and as you squirm watching participants chow down as many hot dogs as possible in 10 minutes realize that there are techiniques that go into this "sport". Some even have techniques named after them such as the "Kobayashi Shake". Learn all about how it is humanly possible to eat 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes as Joey Chestnut did last year!
Cookouts and picnics galore will be happening this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July. I bet you're asking yourself what to make for your guests? Stress no more, the 10 Best All-American Dishes for the Fourth of July is here! Just looking at all these dishes will make any mouth water!
We all LOVE to take that perfect "selfie" shot or upload our crazy dessert creations! Instagram has taken over the picture taking junkies of social media! If you constantly stress over what filter to use or how to line up your perfect shot then you will enjoy this article by buzzfeed on the 21 Signs You're Hopelessly Addicted to Instagram.
Fourth of July weekend is the perfect time to take the family out camping! But, it can be overwhelming to pack up the kids and all of their stuff just for a weekend in the woods. Real Simple has your 9 Step Guide to Camping with Kidswhich offers tips on making camping food prep easy to packing glow sticks for your family to light up the night with!
Wow, when Chad and Ian introed a few of their songs at Starry Night In The Garden, they mentioned some major challenges they had dealt with over the last 5 or so years. It certainly sounds like one of them was Chad's bout with Multiple Sclerosis.
Paramore's Hayley Williams recently told British newspaper The Guardian that the band played a cruise ship. ''I really wanted to walk out to Come Sail Away. I really wanted to ham it up with the whole theme. But no, we didn't do any show-tunes, much as I would have loved that. Taylor (York, guitarist) wore Hawaiian button-up T-shirts the whole time. But I think we did a really good job of not making it cheesy, while also making fun of how ridiculous the whole thing was. And those two shows that we played were two of my favourite shows of the last four, five years – especially the second one, where we played more deep cuts."
Billboard's Top Ten Sexiest Songs of All Time are:
1. Olivia Newton-John - 'Physical'
2. Rod Stewart - 'Tonight's The Night'
3. Boyz II Men - 'I'll Make Love To You'
4. Next – 'Too Close'
5. Marvin Gaye – 'Let's Get It On'
6. Donna Summer – 'Hot Stuff'
7. Captain and Tennille – 'Do That To Me One More Time'
8. Madonna – 'Like A Virgin'
9. Exile – 'Kiss You All Over'
10. Rod Stewart – 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy'
When it comes to reviews, RLITM reminds you that so many things can influence the writer: were they in a bad mood that day, were they forced to review an act they plain just don't like, or do they have a grudge against the performer for something thats happened in the past? Wondering if one of those things was present in theNY Daily News reviewof a Maroon 5 warm up show. Brutal...