Events/Performances, Fun

The Weekend Comes to the Verizon Center

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6lack warming up the crowd

(Note: There is an image slideshow at the end of this post.  All videos can be found on my YouTube channel.)

On Thursday, May 18th, 15,000 people were treated to a dance party by Belly, 6lack, The Weeknd, and some surprise guests, including Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane, to perform “Black Beatles”.

One to make an incredibly strong entrance, the crowd went positively insane when The Weeknd appeared in the middle of the runway stage, to perform “Starboy”.

His set list included all of the crowd’s favorite hits, including “Party Monster”, “Often”, “I Feel It Coming”, “Six Feet Under”, “I Can’t Feel My Face”, “Reminder”, and “Secrets” (amongst others).  Which, whenever he began another song, he had to shush the crowd, due to the deafening roar.

But the special touches are what made the show amazing – he performed along with a live band the whole time, which when you look at the overall stage shape, made you realize he was walking along a futuristic guitar.  The floating stage morphed into so many different origami-ish shapes, including a spaceship, a plane, and an X (amongst others).

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Overall, I kind of wished I had bought floor seats, as opposed to my 200-Level ones, as it would absolutely have been worth the ticket price.  If you’re on the fence about spending the money, do it!  If I had the chance to do it all over again, I would!  (Click here to access his tour dates.)

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Fun

What Donovan McNabb has to do with this Post

Courtesy of Capitol File Magazine

On Wednesday, August 18th, Capitol File Magazine threw their traditional cover party and this time, it celebrated their summer cover boy, John Legend.  Located at Cafe Dupont, inside the Dupont Hotel, a few hundred guests gathered together to catch a glimpse of the star and his amazingly beautiful model girlfriend, as well as listen to a few of his latest hits, which he personally sang.  Guests were also treated to light fare and some great liquidconcoctions.  At about 10pm, my boyfriend and I quietly bowed out and headed over to Zorba’s Cafe for some late evening Greek food.  As usual, another great event thrown by Capitol File!  My only disappointment: Donovan McNabb – I was slightly hoping to run into the man, as I still want that autograph, since his name is one below mine on The List 🙂 If anyone has any information on his whereabouts so that I can fulfill this mini dream o’ mine, it would be much appreciated.  Shout outs go to Aba Kwawu, John-Michael Scott, Katherine Kennedy, Kate Michael, Jennifer Blacker, Sarah Schaffer, Tommy McFly, Kristen Cecchi, John Cecchi, Ray Regan, Deanna Powell, Tara de Nicolas and Mark Burke for a great time!