Justin Timberlake puts on amazing show

Emily Martin

We were on the floor in row 17. The countdown began: 5,4,3,2,1. And there he was. Justin Timberlake rising from the stage. Just him and a microphone. I have wanted to see Justin Timberlake in concert for years now. After so much time singing his songs in the shower and belting out the lyrics while I drive, I was thrilled to see him in person.

Justin Timberlake puts on a show. For more than two hours he captivated me and the other 19,000 people in the Toyota Center in Houston. I have been to a lot of concerts, and this was one of the best.

After the first song, his band, The Tennessee Kids, rose from underneath the stage. The whole time the band was just having fun, as was everyone in the audience. Song after song, JT did not disappoint. Dancing from one side of the stage to the other, he captivated his audience with his signature moves. Not only did he play the hits from his new two-part album, The 20/20 Experience, but he played all his hits from his past five albums.

All of a sudden the stage started to rise until it was 20 feet above the ground. Then it started to move forward toward the audience. Before we knew it, he and his dancers were right above our heads. The clear stage glided above the crowd until he reached the back of the arena. He did a few songs from the rear and eventually the stage floated back to the main stage. The show finished off with Justin’s three biggest hits: “Suit and Tie,” “Sexy Back” and “Mirrors.”

The concerts where you know all the words are always the best. By the end my voice was hoarse from dueting all-night long with Justin.