Who Would I Pay to See in Concert?
I’m halfway through my LuvPrah 10,000 Facebook fans giveaway, and I’m having A BLAST with this! I hope you all are too. Everyday since last Wednesday, I’ve been giving out prizes on my fan page and to win, people have to answer a question. And then I pick at random out of the people who answered it correctly.
For giveaway #5, I asked “WHO IS ONE ARTIST THAT I’D ACTUALLY PAY TO SEE IN CONCERT? Clue: Her best album was in the 90s.” And then people started guessing. Well, I’m here to let folks know why most of the answers were wrong.
Lauryn Hill – Most people guessed Lauryn and I’m surprised. I love Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as much as the next person. LOVE LOVE LOVE. But in 2013, I’d never pay to see her in concert. You’d damb near have to pay me. I am not paying $57.50 plus $12 in Ticketmaster fees to watch Lauryn wear ALL her clothes at once, show up late and sing lazily. NAWL. That concert sounds like three hours of torture and remnants of Island Peen Syndrome. I don’t want it. No ma’am.
Mary J. Blige – I like Ms. Blige but I can watch her Mary bop for free on old DVRed award shows and be satisfied. So not her either.
Beyoncé – I am a fan (not stan) of Mrs. Knowles but I wouldn’t pay to go to her concert because her stans would irritate the crap outta me. Ma’ams. Sirs. You’re crying and in hysterics over a onesie. Oh. Yeah nawl. They’re get on my nerves and I won’t enjoy it from side-eyeing them too much. I’d pay for an intimate set with Beyonce and an over 40 crowd though. They ain’t got the energy to be hollering for 3 hours like yall. lol
Janet Jackson – Janet’s fierce and dope but I would not pay to see Janet in concert. By her third whisper-sing song, I’d be REST to go. Love her, but nawl.
Mariah Carey – Me pay to see Mariah Carey point in the air and rock a Forever19 dress in concert? NA LIE! NO BE DIS ONE!
There are TWO people who I’d strongly consider paying in concert.
Sade – Folashade Adu is queen! My Nigerian sisthren who refuses to age and whose voice is like honey. Plus, she’s been rocking tiny braids for decades and still got edges. THAT is admirable and more proof that she’s a unicorn. I’d pay to see her in concert because it’ll be simple, about the vocals and them classic songs. Plus, I’d probably get to sit for most of it. Win!
Brandy – I think she is one of the best vocalists of our generation. There’s a reason why some used to call her baby Whitney (aawww). LOVE HER!!! Definitely in my faves for sure. I’d pay to see her in concert because that voice. CHILE! THAT VOICE! I’d pay if I could guarantee I’d be in VIP so folks won’t be standing in front of me and I could saddown as I please.
BUT THE MAIN ANSWER HERE IS:
Celine Dion! – Yes. Celine. I bet you’re shocked. Don’t be. That French Canadienne can SANG. Fight me if you want but I’d pay to see her in concert because Celine’s voice box was polished by the angels before she was born. I ain’t lying. I LOVE her voice. Plus, this won’t be the concert where you worry about people blocking your view the entire time or folks spilling drinks on you. I imagine a Celine evening to be classy. With arena seats. I am with it.
“All the Way” is still one of my favorite albums! Yes, it’s a compilation. I can cheat. Sharrap.
So yes!!! Two people guessed Celine (Jamila Stewart and Shydel James) so they win. A dozen cake pops is going to BOTH of them for knowing my life. The Brandy/Sade people woulda won if no one guessed Celine.
I have the musical taste of a 40 year old white woman who had Black friends growing up. I’m ok with it. I know I’m youngold, as my friend Kellee says.
It’s not too late to get in on the giveaways action. I still have 5 more to go! Join my Facebook fan page because giveaway #6 kicks off in the morning.
Edit: OMG! I forgot to include Adele! I’d DEFINITELY pay to see her in concert. Yall know ‘DELE IS MY BOO!!! Aw man. Iunno how I could forget her. SHAME on me!