Last Night: Sprint All-Star Jam Session Concert With Ludacris And Ke$ha
Ludacris was next up off the bench. Now, this was not necessarily so but pretty much was a family show, so having the performers self-censor their lyrics is fucking hilarious considering that the audience is going to sing along and yell the curse words anyway.
Mr. Disturbing The Peace began his set by telling the crowd to "Stand Up", then asking them to get low with "How Low (Can You Go)". We were all certainly getting our workout at this show! And the best and most comedic part of the night was Luda choosing "Move Bitch (Get Out The Way) as his closer. I could actually see the horror on the face of the two little Asian kids in the front row.
Oh you, Ludacris!
Finally, the glam princess took the stage. I can see why many regard Ke$ha as the "poor man's" Lady Gaga. The dance routines, the make-up, and the outfits are all tight, shiny, and sensual. She's a bit of a mix between dance/EDM and pop, with an equal balance of love and lust, confidence and flamboyance, trashy and adorable.
"We R Who We R" was her first selection, surrounded by male dancers and a live band. I began to see why she has so many fans.... She doesn't sing very well, but she performs extremely well. What she lacks in vocal ability she makes up for in showmanship. She followed with "Blow" (double/triple entendre much?), which in this case is alluding to a party that is about to blow.
"Has anyone ever brush their teeth with a bottle of Jack (Daniel's whiskey)" she asked to nobody in particular? Cue the Asian mother in the front row. Again. That could only mean "Tik Tok", the song where she wakes up feeling like P. Diddy, was next. I wonder if she actually got the meet Diddy back there.
The stage, I mean. Backstage, ahem....
She then closed with "Die Young" and she disappeared. I'm a bit ashamed to say that I really liked her show. And guess what, I was able to avoid the glitter most of the night... Until the confetti cannon and streamers were unleashed into the crowd at the very last moment.
Hey Ke$sha. Call me, maybe?!
Personal Bias: I had fun this weekend, and I was glad for once this weekend, the artist scheduled to show up AND perform actually showed up and performed.
The Crowd: Kids and young adults with their parents. Asian Mom does not approve of your curse words.
Overheard in the Crowd: "I should have painted my face more!"
Random Notebook Dump: I was sad to leave the party I mentioned in the intro, but this was a good time. I think I'm a Ke$ha fan now.