John Legend Was Okay
… yeah, there was nothing special about his performance, and anyone who went to any of his other shows in SA will agree.
I’ll admit after Get Lifted he lost me as a die hard “know-all-the-words-to-his-songs” fan so maybe my opinion on his performance is based on the fact that he mostly performed songs I didn’t really pay attention to, or like. I also got the idea nje that ebe zi performela yena… Vocally he was on point no doubt, and I saw some people tweeting about how awesome the performance was, I’ve seen and heard better from him. The first time I saw him was in December 2005 at the MTV Base Live concert, I attended his JHB concert and it was so great, I followed him to the Cape Town leg of the tour.
Back to the recent performance… he got the Sandton Convention Centre on their feet when he performed “Tonight”… and I’m glad there were no funny remixes, he did it the way we know it and we loved it!
As he ALWAYS does… he sang… then left the stage. Those who’ve never been to his shows started leaving but we didn’t move because we knew that was the part where we are supposed to scream “We want more ” and he comes back to perform the last 2 songs, ending off with that “I will stay with you…” song.
He did exactly that… then he said goodbye.
Thanks to Tbo Touch for the tickets to the concert. My ticket winners had a great time and don’t share my sentiments on John’s performance.
Lastly, we wish John Legend a speedy recovery, on getting back home in NY, he went to see the Dr due to the flu…
“Ain’t this what you came for… don’t you wish you came more…” flu