So, why am I reviewing a show that’s 5 years old? Well, to be honest it came out of insomnia. I couldn’t sleep last night, and usually when that happens I look up concert videos. I remember seeing the “Summer Love” clip, and I decided to actually look up the whole entire show.
The first thing we see is an interview with Timberlake and his “crew” of backup singers and dancers. The journalist is hitting them with some interesting questions, and it’s a good illustration of how musical tours form families. You can see how comfortable and loving they are around each other.
Then the prelude for “Futuresex/Lovesounds” enters… You see Timberlake initiating the ole’ show circle ritual. It’s honestly one of my favorite parts about a tour. You’ve worked so hard for so long, and including everyone and pumping everyone up is so very important.
What I liked:
There was a lot that I enjoyed. Justin Timberlake is extremely versatile which made the show highly enjoyable. He was dancing in virtually every song except for when he was at the guitar/piano. Props to the straight up dance solo during “My Love.”
His energy was on 1,000 volts from the first second to the last. Everyone knows that he’s a showman and he kept the crowd going all night.
I love how he incorporated ballads in there. Especially “Gone” from *NSYNC. Even if you’re a straight up dance record person, it’s nice to once in awhile slow things down.
My favorite moment in the whole entire show was when he came out for the encore, and gave a very humbling thank you speech to let everyone know how grateful he was. A lot of artists these take that for granted. Yes, it takes mountains to build a show, but it takes a lot of sacrifices as well for the audience to get there.
What I Didn’t Like:
The only pitfall I saw with the show was when the female backup dancers came out in just lingerie. At this point, I can tolerate skimpy/scantily clad clothing. However, just straight up showing up on stage like a stripper naked? Yeah, I don’t know if I’d pay hundreds of dollars to see that when we have a place called the strip club for that. It was just unnecessary and superfluous.
Kudos to HBO! It was really well shot, edited, and directed. You felt like you got a lot of the action on stage. You saw what happens in the rafters under the stage, and thank you for showing enthusiastic fans rather than the so-called “fan girls.” So, if you have a chance check it out! I already did the hard part for you and made you a playlist you could watch it seamlessly. 😉 The show was called “FutureSex/LoveShow” and boy did Mr. Timberlake bring the sexy back.