Justin Timberlake rocked Amsterdam
Last night, I had the pleasure of attending Justin Timberlake’s 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow at the Amsterdam Arena, and Soraya was my companion for the evening. This time, we didn’t have tickets for the field, but we secured seats on the side of the stadium. Although we weren’t very close to the stage, it was positioned in the center, so it could have been worse.
The supporting acts for the evening were Esmee Denters and Natasha Bedingfield. We missed Esmee’s performance, but we did catch Natasha’s set. At the time, I wasn’t particularly impressed with the sound quality in the stadium. Oh well!
Justin’s show began around 8:15 pm, and the sound in the stadium still left something to be desired, to be honest. Furthermore, it was still light outside, so we couldn’t fully appreciate the visual effects on the screens. You know how, at concerts in sports arenas, the lights go off, and there’s that dark, exciting atmosphere? Well, because it was still light, it just felt a bit odd.
Justin graced the stage, and the show kicked off with “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” I won’t go into all the nitty-gritty details, but during the last half-hour or so, it finally got darker, and we could fully appreciate the lights and stage effects, which was pretty cool. I have to admit that even though I had seats, I would’ve given anything to be on the field for the entire evening. Nevertheless, it was a great show, and Justin was on fire. He even came back for an encore. The show was quite lengthy, but that might have been because there was a pretty extensive intermission. I’m not sure if this was the case at all of his shows. There was just a DJ working the crowd during the break, but it was a lot of fun!
After the show, we made our way back to the city because it was time for the FutureSex/LoveShow afterparty at Panama. Unfortunately, no cameras were allowed inside, and anyone caught taking pictures was promptly removed. The party was hosted by Kevin Federline, and it was absolutely packed. We enjoyed some Vodka Limes and danced the night away on the dance floor. Timbaland was also in attendance. I have to say, he’s quite a short fellow. He was working the stage alongside the DJ. It was a fantastic party! The DJ mentioned that Justin was supposed to make an appearance, but he didn’t show up. What a shame!
All in all, it was a great night. I didn’t get home until 7 am this morning. Can you believe it? It’s been quite a while since I’ve been out all night, but it was a lot of fun. I’m exhausted, so I plan to spend the entire day relaxing!