Thursday, 3 April 2014

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience Tour

Tuesday night was finally the night.....after hearing about me buying tickets back in October here which seems like forever ago, it was the day of the Justin Timberlake concert!!!!!!
(or as I have been calling it...National Justin Timberlake Day - who reeeally likes April Fools Day anyway?)
You may remember I saw Mr Timberlake back in July last year at Wireless Festival and was completely blown away by how amazing he was! And I'm happy to say he didn't disappoint this time either and was absolutely incredible again.
This time I went to The 20/20 Experience World Tour and JT's first night at the O2 Arena in London.

I'm honestly in such awe of this there nothing he can't do? He sings, he dances, he plays guitar, piano, keyboard, drums, he's got an amazing sexy voice when he talks, he laughs & jokes with the crowd and takes the piss out of himself, he looks incredible and wears a full 3-piece suit the entire way threw his gigs and obviously he's a total babe!!
I'm actually besotted!
This time I was sitting really really high up in the top tier level 4. If any of you have any been to the O2 you will understand how high this fact you are advised when you book tickets not to sit there if you are scared of heights!
I mean yes Justin was a teeny little dot in the distance and didn't have the best setup of big screens to watch on either but I really don't think this matters too much at a music concert. After all you are there to listen to his voice most of all and obviously you can appreciate that wherever you're sitting. When I saw him at Wireless I made the poor boy stay in the same spot with me for hours beforehand (super fan girl I know!) so we were only 3-4 people from the front and literally a stones throw from Justin so I knew this would be nowhere near as exciting but to be honest I was just buzzing that I'd been lucky enough to get tickets to see him again at all!!
We were pretty lucky and even though we were high we were dead on centre stage so actually did have quite a good view. In the second half part of the stage came out across the whole audience and Justin performed a couple of songs on a little stage in the centre of the people eating dinner and those that had paid for standing tickets - oh to beeee one of those lucky people. Justin was so close he practically gave a personal lap dance! *not jealous one little bit!*...and when he came out to this little stage in the middle he was much closer to us and we could see pretty well.
Justin didn't have any support acts so he didn't start until 8:30 which actually made a really nice change. I had to get straight to the O2 from finishing work in the City at 5:30 and when the doors for a concert open at 6:30 it's a bit of a rush. This time we had plenty of time to eat in Central London first - we have a gorgeous meal at Burger & Lobster which I'm going to review separately (to die for!) and then when we got to the O2 Arena at around 7pm there was still plenty of time for some cheeky cocktails in TGIs.
I thought Justin had done a long set at Wireless but this time he did a solid 2 & half hour set which is so so unusual. In total he performed over 30 songs which is just incredible. I've been to a lot of concerts over the years and I don't think I've ever seen an artist have such a long set.
What Goes Around..Comes Around is always my favourite! Justin performed it acoustic with just a guitar both times I have seen him and it literally gives me goosebumps!!
I've included a video from his night at Maddison Square Gardens in NYC mostly because my video was very poor iPhone quality and I was sitting so high Justin was a little dot. You can appreciate him in all his glory in this amazing vid.

A girls night out wouldn't be the same without the obligatory cocktails....Pornstar Martini! My fave!!
If any of you are going to see Justin Timberlake at any of his other UK dates you are going to have an AMAZING time I promise!
I'm seriously contemplating splashing out on a day ticket to V Festival to go see him in August again.
Have you been to any good concerts recently?
Who is your favourite performed?

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