Hello HOt L.O.vers,
Well, sorry for my little absence, things have been getting ker-azy in the world of Tamz. However, I am here today to post about a little concert I attended last night (12th May '05). Last night was the night that Destiny's Child rocked Dubai Media City.
Now it should be noted that I am a seasoned concert go-er, and I'm usually unfazed by crowds of people pushing and shoving me, but this concert was packed tighter than Saddam Hussein's suitcase of nuclear weapons. Anyway, so Mel and I were queing for this thing for at least 1 hour and a half before we actually got in, and once in, we tried to get as close to the stage as possible. After about 2 hours, it was manic. I had to get out, people were jumping on top of me, there was too much sweat, and I just couldn't deal. Destiny's Child and their supporting act were already 1/2 hour late, and I was hot, faint, dehydrated, and not impressed.
Anyway, so eventuallement their stupid support act Dahlia comes on - Lebanese, had one hit single, and suddenly thinks that means she can sing and dance. Now we have such a good view of the stage, but this act I did not want to see. She was doing all these ridiculous teeny bopper dance moves and shouting 'Oh' because she was out of breath and couldn't sing. Even her backup dancers were bad.
Yeah, so after about 20 minutes of stupidity, with myself and Melissa looking at one another like 'Why... Why are they putting us through this...?' There was some DJ music and about another 20 minute wait (we were so grateful for the DJ music - previous to the supporting act it had been ad after ad after ad).
And then... it begins. The lights suddenly went off, and the most dramatic music ever (it's that piece of music with the huge choir that is like, the most suspenseful piece of music of all time...) comes onto a screen full of Michelle images, one after the other, showing her off, getting faster and faster with the music. Next comes Kelly, looking absolutely stunning as always, then clips of Beyonce, which speeds and speeds with the music until it explodes into three words: Say My Name. Three silhouettes appear, and the show has begun...
Singing in beautiful harmony and looking fabulous (it should be noted I have goosebumps as I'm writing this), the girls came on stage. Michelle was in a purple glittery cut-off top with purple trousers, Kelly in a to die for glittery red minidress, and Beyonce in a gold stringy top with gold trousers. They rocked out 'Say My Name', 'Independant Women', 'Bootylicious' and then on to a medley of 'No, No, No', 'Bug a Boo', 'Jumpin Jumpin' and 'Bills, Bills, Bills'... All doing lurvely harmonies which make you shiver because they are so close and yumscrum sounding... COSTUME CHANGE!!!
The girls each came out one by one at this point, singing their own solo material... Kelly started it off, in a gorgeous minidress in silver and white... (Silver diamante overlay, white sparkly material underneath). She had all these dancers on stage with white feathers that moved away one by one to reveal her - 30s style, we loved! She sang 'Dilemma' all on her own, with a little help from the audience (tehehe), and then she kept making us all sing things, and it slowly got harder until she went ridiculously high and just gave everyone goosebumps and blew everyone away with her talent and gorgeousness.
Michelle next, sang a song I don't know off of her album called 'He Is There', which was amazing because she has such a good voice, and I never realized it!! She wore a gorgeous pink floorlength gown and looked really stunning, and went up higher than Beyonce or Kelly went - I actually think that they are all equal in their talent, completely, I just think certain members have more coverage *coughs splutters coughs*. But even that didn't ruin my evening. So yes, hugely wonderful solo from Michelle... Well done darling..
Beyonce last, of course, for dramatic impact. She came on all in white, a white mini with a white cutoff top, holding a white umbrella (because you obviously need one when performing?) She sang 'Baby Boy' (and Lenna - she did the freaky dance, made worse by a line of dancers male and female doing it with her) and then mixed it into 'Naughty Girl', which I have to say was funkypants. Got everyone dancing fo'sho'! I was so ecstatic by this point, and dancing my little bottom off!
Now, the funkiest (well I think so) part of the entire performance - their male dancers! Now, clips from the soldier video were flashing around on the screen, and this part is just hilariously cool. The guys all march together and do this soldier type dance routine, creating rhythms and then building up on them... It was so cool!!! They all looked sooo sexy, getting lower and lower and lower to the ground - Mel and I were going insane!! And then the three silhoettes appeared, Kelly at the top of the stairs onstage, Beyonce to one side and Michelle to the other, all dressed in soldier outfits (sexier obviously, hotpants and skirts etc.) with aviator glasses - so cool! COSTUME CHANGE ONCE MORE!
More sexy mendancers, with their gorgeousness and their slick moves... They introduced the band here I think... And then all the girls came on wearing lovely flesh-toned and gold outfits (gold sequins strategically placed, flesh coloured elsewhere to make it look a little naughty!) and sang 'Girl', 'Cater 2 U', 'Free' (and yes, Kelly goes as high up as she does on the record), and this absolutely funkypants song, which I cannot find right now, but it's SO COOL and I think it should be their new song. Ooh, it's called 'Through With Love', and it's insanely amazing. Especially live... Wow.
Then Kelly and Michelle went away for a little bit, and Beyonce stayed on to do the bootyfabulous 'Crazy In Love' with these gorgeous female dancers... Yes they did the bootyshake bit... And then Beyonce left to get changiered and her dancers stayed on to do individual dance sections to 'Get Right' *orgasmanation 1* 'Goodies' *orgasmanation 2* and 'One Thing' *HUGE ORGASMANATION TIME*... By this time Tami was absolutely shaking the booty and going ker-azy... So so entertaining...
So then 'Survivor', which was done so well in my opinion... They were all dressed like gypsies and they did this Spanish dance for the chorus, and right in the middle they did an amazing Flamenco section, where all the women tapped and clapped to create all these rhythms and swung their big flowy skirts around which Tami loved as she was wearing a big flowy skirt... So good! And yeah, they made it look like that was their last song but of course Tami knew better...
ENCORE! 'Lose My Breath' of course, girls in jeans, white tops with funkypants jewellery... Very cool, well choreographed and a good finish, even though I thought 'Survivor' was the more spectacular of the two songs... But anyway it was FABULOUS either way and I was so blown away and entertained... Quite possibly the best concert I've ever been to, tied with Alicia and Whitney Houston... Wow.
Anyway, that was a long post for my Lenna Benna, because she should have been there, and I love her so much for waiting for me to type all of this... Mwah mwah darling, you were muchly missed last night.