Why I Lost My Voice: Meg Took Me to See JT

I don’t have very many friends, but the friends I have are simply amazing. Case in point: Meg. Meg and I are usually found humming along to Justin Timberlake songs at work and especially in the car. Her boyfriend Dave gave her tickets to his concert for Christmas (Meg has an awesome Boyfriend too), and she took little old me with her.

Super Nintendo Sega Genesis…when I was dead broke, man, I couldn’t picture this…

In case you didn’t know, I absolutely LOVE Justin Timberlake. I listened to mostly rock music when I was a teenager, but I was an N*SYNC fan solely because of Justin Timberlake. In fact, I very clearly remember watching MTV in my parent’s kitchen and seeing the “I Want You Back” video. My parent’s house was so freaking loud that I couldn’t hear a single note of the song, but it must’ve been that 90’s bleached blonde, rock solid, gelled down hairdo that stole my heart. I looked them up on Napster because I thought the blonde singer was cute, and he reminded me of Nick Hexum (of 311).

Not so crazy, right? Must’ve been the neon hair that did it for me…

And so my 15 year love affair with Justin began. When I was 15 or 16 I saw N*SYNC at Madison Square Garden, so technically I had seen him in concert before, but I’ve been dying to hear him sing songs from The 20/20 Experience live.  (It’s an amazing album. If you only downloaded the singles, you’re missing out on some amazing stuff!) Music is one thing that I believe uplifts all people, and along with laughter, it is the best medicine. One day when I was feeling particularly down, a JT song came on and instantly perked me up.

I decided to see if any tickets to his concert were still available to his concert were still available, and they were! I sent a text to Meg to see if she wanted to get tickets with me, and she told me she wanted to “talk about it tomorrow” so we could see the available seats. The next day she gave me the tickets, and I totally girly screamed at work. She said she almost panicked the night before because she thought I’d just go ahead and buy the tickets without waiting.

Ready to Dance Our Socks Off!

The concert was on Tuesday, and my throat still hurts from my poor singing and screaming. It was awesome! The band alone was amazing. I don’t know why I never really thought about The Tennessee Kids apart from a few songs where they are called out in the intros. Along with fantastic backup  dancers and vocals, guitarists and bassists, there were two drummers, two keyboardists, and an entire horns section. 

The band was amazing!

JT didn’t just sing. He played the piano and guitar, too <3

The show opened with “Pusher Love Girl,” which is probably my favorite JT song.  He played a huge mix of old and new songs, and he covered a few other artists as well. He obviously knew I was coming because he played one of my favorite (and go-to karaoke) songs, Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison.” I’m pretty sure that’s when I completely lost my voice.  

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                I have to learn to contain myself at concerts. Thank you soooooo much, Meg, for such a fun night. You truly are and amazing friend, and I am so lucky I got stuck sharing a desk with you at work. I’m pretty sure anyone else would’ve killed me by now! I’m glad we both have each other to laugh at the circus some people like to call “marketing.” You make me laugh everyday and you took me to JT…best of both medicines! ONE TEAM STRONG! 

Now that my daydreams of a JT concert has been fulfilled, I’ll have to dream of another concert: Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. I don’t think it’s such a far-fetched fantasy, but until it happens I’ll just have to settle for this:  


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