|HOWL! What animals!|
So I quickly got home, dolled myself in my best "Animals" outfit, and ran out the door to catch the metro to meet the group at the Verizon Center.
|ME-OW! Got this skirt from Express for less than $15. So worth it!|
|It was slow to fill, since plenty of people just waited to show up for Maroon 5. Row C seats!|
The concert started off with Rozzi Crane. I had never heard of her before, but she has a very strong voice, and I enjoyed hearing some of her songs. Here are a couple:
Crazy Ass Bitch
Half The Man
And she does great cover songs; she sang Heart's "Barracuda" last night.
Then there was Magic! This group is best known for their song "Rude." But other than that hit, I wasn't really into their music. If I'm going to listen to something with a reggae beat, I'd rather hear Jah Works or Ballyhoo!, both of whom I've seen live. Plus, when you're looking forward to seeing sexy Adam Levine, the lead singer of Magic!, Nasri, is NOT easy on the eyes. He has long, greasy hair, had his shirt unbuttoned to his navel, and wore those silly TOMS shoes with no socks. And he CANNOT dance. You'd think a band like Maroon 5 could get a better opener...Oh well.
Maroon 5 puts on a great show, with amazing lights that come down from the ceiling in different formations, and what incredible sound! The show started off strong with "Animals," and then there was a good mix of their older and new stuff; it was fun hearing those songs I listened to back in 8th grade, as well as the hits playing on the radio today. I was singing along to every song at the top of my lungs! Here's a list of my favorites:
Harder to Breathe
Moves Like Jagger (Rozzi sang the Christina Aguilera part)
She Will Be Loved (Adam asked the crowd to put away their cell phones for this song, and most people cooperated!)
One More Night
Project Runway contestant Amanda Valentine than for his contribution to the band.
Here are some more photos for your viewing pleasure. I just can't believe how close we were!
|The overhead lights were amazing! They moved to create different configurations!|
|We no longer hold up lighters at concerts. We are in the age of technology!|
|"My innocent eyes! They burn!" Image found here: http://goo.gl/SszsMv|