Better than: If
American Idol and So You Think You Can dance? combined forces.
A lengthy wait last night for Sean Paul to hit the stage at Revolution was eclipsed by the presence of two lady dancers. They kept our eyes glued to the stage instead of our moods altering.
Not long after the females started boogying, the audience got their first listen to the Grammy winning dancehall dude. He bounced from one side of the stage to the other -- on one leg -- while performing "So Fine."
The singer removed his jacket and proceeded to give us his
part of 2005's Keyshia Cole collaboration while the dancing ladies took on a new role as singers of the hooks. They belted out "Give It Up To Me" and "Got To Luv You" (overextending the word "I").
Most of the crowd looked over the age of 25. The DJ
asked the audience if they cared to listen to a throw back. No objections there! Sean Paul threw us 12 years back, performing his debut
single "Deport Them."
Then the Jamaican man played the questionable botanist. After performing "Like Glue," the singer took time out to
drop some incorrect knowledge on the audience. "It takes 40 years to grow a tree," the reggae man said. "It takes 4 months to grow a field of marijuana."
The statement led up to his pro-Mary Jane legalization single, "We Be
Burnin." The singer again took some time out to speak to the audience
during the middle of the song and ask them if they enjoyed their lives. After a positive reception from the crowd, Sean Paul bounced in the middle of the stage and
shouted and cheered, "Y.O.L.O.!" Y.O.L.O., indeed.
"Where all my ladies
at?" asked Sean Paul. "Ladies, can I sing for y'all?" With no complaints from
the female audience members, the singer started with, "I'm Still In Love With
You" as opening act Chudney J joined him onstage in a dance.
Nearing the end of the show, Sean Paul and crew
continued to bring the same high energy as they danced to Flo Rida's "Good
Feeling." The man of the night held a camera pointed at the audience, making them feel like they mattered too. Nice job, Sean.
Personal Bias: I don't
think two dancers are enough. More, please!
Crowd: Don't be
surprised if you saw your mom grinding on your dad.
I Spy: Three women
and two men in their late 40s trying to drop it low.
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