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Front row seats are a must to see Boyz n Men
As I looked around the nosebleed
section, 1 could barely sit still. Who
wouldn’t be excited to see Brandy,
Babyfece and Boys II Men?
The Dean Dome in Chapel Hill was
jam packed as everyone anxiously
waited for the concert begin.
The 15-year-old singing sensation.
Brandy, opened up the concert. She
came bounding across the st^e in
classy black suspenders and a match
ing hat. Right behind were her two
dancers who interpreted her words
with amazing dance moves. She sang
her heart out, ending with her new hit
single “I Wanna Be Down.”
The excitement rose when she was
done as the audience awaited to hear
Finally, his band came out and be
gan to play as he rose out of the stage
in a suave black suit. His first number
was almost impossible to hear above
He did a few numbers off his old
albums before he sang “As Soon As I
Get Home. ” When he began this song,
he walked into the audience and pulled
a lady onto the stage. He began singing
to her, but what he did next I did not
The song is about a mao making up
to a women for all the wrongs that
have happened to her in the past.
He begantellingherthathe wanted
to show her that he was truly sorry if
she had ever suffered a heartache. He
said that he would cook her a dirmer,
but he didn’t have the time. He would
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malls were closed. He then told her he
wanted to pay her rent.
I had no clue that he did this at
every concert, so my chin was on the
floor as he gave her $500. For each
$100 bill he gave her, he apologized
for something a man may have done to
After witnessing all this, I will be
sure to have front row seats if I ever
have the chance to see him again.
Next he raced off the stage to
change his clothes, while his dancers
and band entertained us.
He came out in a white suit that
matched the baby grand that was rolled
out onto the stage. The band took a
break while he sang a lot of the most
popular R & B hits from a variety of
He changed once more into a blue
suit and began to wind the concert
down. He closed with his newest song
“When Will I See You Again.” He told
us that this was the perfect song to end
with because he hoped he would see
After Babyfece’s magnificent per
formance, I could not wait to hear
Boys II Men.
Rolling Stone M^azine named Boys
II Men the best R & B group of 1994,
and they are expected to only get bet
ter. To win that title, they beat out the
stiff competition of Janet Jackson and
At last the lights went down and
Boys II Men exploded onto the stage.
Dressed in bright red blazers and jeans,
the foursome began singing and tear
ing up the dance floor. They all moved
in synch with some moves never be
After singing a few songs, they ran
off the stage to change. The band
played for a few minutes and then all
One of the walls slowly turned
around to reveal the foursome dressed
in overcoats. They began singing
acapella their hit “It’s So Hard to Say
Good-bye to Yesterday.” The audi
ence was silent as their voices echoed
and filled the coliseum.
When the song was over the wall
took them out of sight. However, they
reappeared as they rose up from the
front of the stage dressed in different
colored blazers, each holding a dozed
They began singing the hit off their
new album, “I’ll Make Love to You.”
As they sang this hit, they threw the
roses out into the audience. By this
time, I realized how much I was miss
ing out on in my seat.
They sang a few more of their most
popular songs and left for the last time
to change. As they came out in plaid
shirts and jeans, they ended their con
cert with their smash hit, “End of the
For this song, they involved the
audience by encouraging us to sing
along. They even included a contest
between the men and the women to
see who could sing it the loudest.
They never said, but I am sure the
As they took their final bows, I sat
back and smiled. While I didn’t get any
rent money ora rose, I enjoyed the one
ofthe best concerts I’ve ever seen. If
they are ever in North Carolina, I en
courage you to go. I’ll see you there,
but I’ll be on the front row.
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