Tween Alyssa was definitely a fan of boy bands. Okay, adult Alyssa is still a fan of boy bands, but that's besides the point. Tween Alyssa loved Nsync the most, but also enjoyed a little BSB and 98 Degrees. I found it really funny when a guy came in to Nike the other day looking for some flashy shoes for his crazy Vegas wedding. I thought he looked a little familiar, but didn't really think too much about it. Then one of my coworkers noticed that he had a 98 Degrees tattoo on his arm- weird right? What grown man has a 98 Degrees tattoo? Then it dawned on me- this guy was actually IN the band, so he had a pretty good excuse. I think 12 year old Alyssa would be very proud that she would grow up to help Jeff pick out his some snazzy Air Force Ones for his wedding, thank you very much. And in case you want to see who I'm talking about, here he is, with the perfect shoes of course!
And just a fun fact... he's currently in town doing a special guest run with the Chippendales. So there's that.
That was cool, but this was cooler. I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE in case you didn't know. I wish I could find the picture of me going to my first concert- NSYNC, complete with a sassy little t shirt. I've always been a Justin girl (Shoutout to my BFF Jackie- she was a Lance girl. We all know how that turned out... sorry bout it, J). Those blond curls just got me from the very first time I laid eyes on them when they had a concert on Disney Channel. A few years ago my dad and sister got to meet him at the golf course and I'm still bitter that I didn't get to go because, seriously guys, I love Justin. He is the total package. Now let me get to the point of this- I finally got to see Justin with my own eyes! SWOON! It was truly a huge moment for me. The only thing that could have made it better is if he had actually sang!!! Seriously Justin, this whole acting thing is cool and all, but I really miss that sweet falsetto. Please bring the sexy back again. I wish it never left.
Explanation: Padre had so much fun in my world at iheartradio that he wanted to bring me to his and so we went to the Justin Tibmerlake and Friends Old School Jam at planet hollywood. SO. FUN. I love old school as much as the next guy. We had seats in the 4th row and it was just so delightful. And here's who we saw:
Justin and Wayne Brady
Justin's Sexy Back (2 sexyback jokes in one blog... that's pushing it. Sorry guys.)
Okay okay okay I know all this justin talk is probs so annoying. There were other people there too, promise.
I forget this guys name but he sings that classic 90's song I've got the power- and he was fantastic. This was probably the biggest show he's done in YEARS so naturally he picked out his best outfit.
Sister Sledge aka the peeps who sing We Are Family. They were fun and brought this tranny guy/girl on stage for a dance contest that was the funniest thing I've seen in years!
Sugar Hill Gang- the true fathers of hip hop and also amazing because they opened for Nsync at my very first concert! Padre and I agreed that they were our favorite. They just don't really like to stand together and so I only got a pic of this guy
EARTH WIND AND FIRE omg I love them so much. This is the music I grew up on. My dad would play them every morning when he drove me to piano lessons and they just bring back so many fun memories and all their songs are such classics! Seriously if you don't like EWF I don't like you. This guy in the white shirt is my favorite, as you can see his sparkly fringe pants were THE most and he just had this huge smile on his face the whole time like he just loves what he does! I love that.
This crazy man Charlie Wilson who I didn't like at all, he was super annoying. But his suit was pretty fly.
We also saw like 2 minutes of Vanilla Ice and then diva mom wanted to go because it was well past midnight and nothing good happens after midnight. So basically it was so so fantastic to see Justin and hear his witty little comments and see his handsome face but I really really wanted him to sing. Next time!