All the times we blushed, fawned, and cried out in joy over the two stars.
Whatever your feelings about Magna Carta Holy Grail or The 20/20 Experience, or Jay’s Samsung deal, or JT’s supposed contractually obligated return to music, there’s absolutely no denying that these two guys put on one hell of a show.
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s summer tour is a master class in what a concert should be — an experience — and a reminder of just why they’re legends in the first place.
But besides their expert showmanship, there’s the surprising element of rabid mania and shrieks of joy and adoration they’re still able to elicit from grown women and men alike. (In Justin’s case, I guess you can take the boy out of the boy band, but you can’t take the boy band out of the boy?) Let us count the ways in which they transform their audience into a pack of idolizing middle schoolers.
When Jay Z and Justin finally appear together onstage, it doesn’t matter how cool and collected you were trying to be — you’re ready to wild out for the next couple hours.
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Every time Justin skips across the stage, your heart skips for joy.