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Music Artists, Please Work With Us!

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This morning, Justin Timberlake announced his solo tour dates for this fall’s The 20/20 Experience World Tour. If you haven’t seen them yet, click here and see if he’s coming to your hood.

Let’s start with the positive: JT IS COMING TO OHIO! TWICE! No, seriously, this is a huge deal. Usually artists as big as him don’t show a lot of love to the Midwest when they do major tours. They think a stop in Chicago and Detroit covers everything. Well, it doesn’t, people!

Midwesterners, in my neck of the woods, have plenty of options for this tour. Columbus and Cleveland Ohio, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Louisville are all within a 3 hour drive. Oddly enough, there aren’t the usual Detroit and Chicago stops. I approve, Justin. I approve!

What I don’t approve of is the timing of all of this. JT announced his tour dates today. He doesn’t start until October 31st, but he’s putting those suckas on sale next week!

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Pump your breaks, Timberlake! We’re not all multimillionaires! Some of us need more than 7 days to gather the necessary funds to pay for your super expensive concert tickets! I want you to take my money, but please, give me more than a minute to gather it! We’re in a recession, dammit!

I’m working it out, thanks to a friend, but this is a rant that I let loose on Twitter on a regular basis. I really, really, really need to start a “Concert Fund” and regularly pour money into it, so I’m ready when these artist pull this crap. Because, really, they do it all the time! Why haven’t I adapted yet? Well, I will! Some people have rainy day funds, or general savings accounts. Suz is going to have a a “Concert Fund” and that’s perfectly normal, you guys!

Where’s a Ticket Oak when you really need one?

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My Pics From Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. Tour Stop in Cincinnati

When Chris Brown announced that he was going on tour, I held my breath that he would include at least one date near me. Most tours seem to think the Midwest equals Detroit/Chicago and that’s it. Suz is not cool with this trend at all!

(Also, please save your vitriol re: Breezy for somebody else. This is my blog and I honestly don’t care if you don’t like him and/or don’t think anyone else should either. I do, so deal with it.)

Anyway, to my surprise, he released the tour dates and there were *several* that were in driving distance! Now, there were conflicts for a couple, but the Cincinnati date (which was originally supposed to be Cleveland lol) stood out & I bought my ticket the second the pre-sale began. I ended up in Row M, direct center. That was plenty close for someone who is a self proclaimed “concert snob”.

Here’s how close I was, with my camera completely zoomed out.

The stage from my seat
It’s kinda blurry, but the big rings are where the main stage area is

And below are the best of the pics I took. (My video is already on YouTube)

Chris Brown performed his ass off when he took the stage in Cincinnati. I didn’t expect anything different, really, because he’s a natural entertainer. Still, the show exceeded my expectations and vaulted itself into my Top 5 all-time shows with the likes of Lauryn Hill and Joss Stone. Well done, Breezy!

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