Saturday, May 16, 2015

Concert Review: #TheMainEvent Nelly, TLC, & New Kids on the Block

For the past 7 years, New Kids on the Block has been touring, and along with that trying to figure out how to make their shows unique and entertaining. Who can forget the NKOTBSB tour? Most thought a Boyband Palooza was going to come out of that, yet it did not happen.

So when #TheMainEvent tour was announced with tour mates Nelly and TLC, many were just as excited to get tickets like #ThePackageTour with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees brought in 2013.  The questions of whether or not fans of each artist would get a long or if the idea was too weird to wrap a head around weren't asked this time around.

The theme of a huge Boxing match granted the tour started the day before the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas was very clever. Or was that a coincidence? It was nice to see Nelly play all of his hits to bring the nostalgia of his entire career to life on stage with little theatrics. From the first album "Country Grammar" to the latest album, plus a couple other songs to keep the crowd hyped worked to Nelly & company's advantage.

Despite missing the late Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez, TLC and dancers didn't disappoint by performing their hits well. From "What About Your Friends" to "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" to "No Scrubs" and the tribute to their lost member with "Waterfalls" there set was a blast from the past! Remember TLC is still considered the most successful Female group of all time to many.

The boxing theme was alive and well for the entrance of New Kids on the Block after a great music video by Danny Wood, and cheesy commercial from Donnie Wahlberg from the "Blue Bloods" set. Then "Block Party" (released along with the 2013 album "10") to set the tone for the fun to come during their set.  Highly suggest night a fun by buying a ticket to this tour. Check it out for yourself!