Alicia Keys Concert In Miami
I went to the Alicia Keys concert this past weekend. Not only did I go to the concert, but I had floor seats!!! (Thanks honey!) I meant to post about this yesterday, but it took me 2 days to figure out how to get the pictures off the camera. I’m just not a technical person. OK, stop laughing at me so that I can tell you about the awesome concert.
Before Alicia, Anthony Hamilton performed and got the crowd all warmed up. I love me some Anthony Hamilton. He did some of my favs like Point of it All, Cool, Can’t Let Go, and even Charlene (it’s been such a long time since I heard that one). His voice was so pure and soulful. So after he sang some of that lazy jazzy slow music (ladies I know you can relate, just makes you want to do things!), he took us to church. He brought out the tambourines, had the crowd jumping and clapping, he even jumped off the stage! Great performer. I would definitely check him out again!
After a quick stage change (I say about 17 minutes), the lights went out and the crowd just started going crazy for the one and only Alicia Keys!!! Yes, she was in a cage. I’ve never seen her live before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know if she was just going to play piano and sing or dance around or what. She did it all! The first look of her in those sequence leggings with zippers, I knew I was in for a real treat.
The stage and the lights were awesome. It was like we were a part of a movie. The name of her tour is Freedom and she spoke of being yourself and understanding The Elements of Freedom. My favorite part was when she said that in order to love others you first have to love yourself. Preach Alicia!
She got on top of the piano and sang her heart out. I mean she really went through her catalog. From her very first single Fallin to her newer stuff like Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart. Then she went and got a keyboard shaped like a key and began playing it like a guitar. She rocked it, head banging style. Yes!!!
She did 2 quick dress changes and unlike other concerts where they have a DJ playing radio music, Alicia’s backup singers kept us entertained. They were phenomenal. When she came back out in a white evening gown, we had no idea what was in store for us. She sang my absolute favorite song of hers If I Ain’t Got You. The crowd was so loud (myself included) that she let us sing the majority of the song. It was such a great feeling, we sounded like a choir. Then when the emotion was at the highest and the song ended, she went into No One. She was so beautiful. Lights were all white around her and angelic visions of her played behind her on stage. I thought it was the end of the concert because it seemed like the Grand Finale. WRONG!
She came back out and sang Empire State of Mind (Part II) and substituted Miami in parts instead of New York. There’s no other word to describe it, but Amazing. She’s so Dangerous and oh so beautiful. If she’s in your town, you must go see her. It will be worth every penny!