I. Love. Concerts.
If I could go to a concert every single week, I would. That’s the truth. Unfortunately I have neither the time, money, or energy to keep up with my life if I were to do that: I’d make a horrible groupie.
Anyway, I’ve been very fortunate to see some major musical acts in person, many of whom are near and dear to my heart and have been for YEARS. I haven’t written about all of them here but just amazed myself by doing a quick “concert” search and found retellings of my concert experiences seeing George Michael, the B52s, Tina Turner (in two parts: Part One and Part Two), Lenny Kravitz, Adam Ant (SWOON), and most recently, Billy Joel. Even though it wasn’t a live concert experience I feel compelled to share that I wrote about one of my favorite solo evenings a few years back when I went to see Justin Bieber’s concert documentary “Never Say Never” on the big screen. (“Never Say Never for one, please” is as humiliating to say as you imagine it is.)
One performer who has alluded me so far because our schedules and locations (and my wallet) never seem to coincide the way they need to is Justin Timberlake. I would LOVE to see him live. My friend Momo and her daughter Alison saw him two times last year and I’m still mad about it. (I’m not mad at them; I’m mad at the world. *wink*) Most elements of my life are currently in turmoil (nothing bad; just crazy) so I couldn’t even make a plan to see him if he came to Chicago next month or something. (Or tomorrow. I can’t even do tomorrow.)
Thank goodness for Netflix, because “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids”, a Jonathan Demme-directed Netflix Original documentary that focuses on the last few nights of his 20/20 Experience world tour, begins streaming on October 12 and AS IT HAPPENS, I have no plans that day, except for watching Justin and friends.
From the Netflix media site: “Surrounded by the 25 band members of The Tennessee Kids and featuring show-stopping performances from one of the highest-grossing tours of the decade, the film is a culmination of the singer’s 134 shows and 2 years on the road.”
I have no doubt this documentary will tide me over for a while until the stars (and my wallet) align and I’m able to see Mr. Timberlake live with my own eyes, across the arena. It’s already in my List on Netflix. Is it in yours? Go ahead; I’ll wait.
By the way, I just noticed that the follow-up to “Never Say Never”, “Justin Bieber’s Believe”, is currently streaming on Netflix. I guess I know what I’ll be watching this weekend, and I don’t even have to embarrass myself in public by asking for just one ticket.
Have you watched any music documentaries lately? Tell me about them. I’m making a list.
P.S. This is my final Netflix Stream Team post! It’s been a great three years and I want to thank the folks at Netflix for this amazing opportunity and all the sneak peeks. It’s been a blast!