People should go to concerts to listen to the music and see the artist perform the music live. If anything was proven during The Keyshia Cole A Different Me Tour visit to The Chicago Theater, it's that some people do a little more than listen to the music. The show, which consisted of Bobby Valentino, Keri Hilson and The Dream with Keyshia Cole at the very end, seem to be an exercise in celebrity obsession.
Bobby Valentino, known for such songs as "Anonymous", "Tell Me" and his most recent hit "Beep", came out first. He jumped about the stage from left to right doing his part straight to the script. The ladies of course were excited to see him and demonstrated that as they all ran to the pit seats. Correct me if i'm wrong, but you are supposed to have tickets to be anywhere near the pit seating area. I probably am wrong.
Bobby Valentino didn't seem to mind. When he probably saw the air going out from his performance, he took off his shirt and jumped down to the pit seating area of the theater. I gotta admit that it takes balls to do that sort of thing and not worry about getting harmed. Still, the security seemed awful lax about the personal space between him and the audience.
Then again, they seemed lax about that for most of the concert.
Somewhere in the middle of all these performances, I had a slight fear that The Chicago Theater hadn't patched it's roof. For at least a couple of minutes I was sure that a rainstorm was slowly making it's way towards my balding head. Because I had a seat just below the front of the balcony, I suspected that it was really someone who had a poor hold on their drink.
Keri Hilson came out next. I will say that she is a better dancer than she is a singer. Her songs seemed a bit passive to me. She's probably better writing for other people as has with "Runaway Love" and "Take Me As I Am" which she both wrote (according to her) for Mary J. Blige. She was a bit more interactive than Bobby Valentino was, but it was merely to advertise herself. I wouldn't have minded that so much except that it came kinda out of the blue and seem to throw off the charged vibe she was giving from doing songs like "Get Your Money Up" and "Turnin' Me On".