- Apr 10, 2009
I personally like the direction. I did not mention Madonna to bash her just for the sake of it, but because I think what she's doing currently is just so embarrassing and IMO Janet shows right now that you can do it differently as a legendary female pop star around 50-60. I much prefer Janet to go back to her roots than to try to keep up with current trends in order to appeal to teenagers which would only come off as desperate as it does in Madonna's case.
I totally agree with this. It seems like she's aiming for a target fan base age of the mid twenties crowd and up because those were the ones listening to her music back in the day (80's/90's.) Just as she's matured, we've matured with her, and it makes sense to direct it towards us as opposed to teenagers now who don't really know who she was then, let alone know now.
I did read a really great review of her 2011 show that really raved on the close intimate show without special effects and theatrics and especially that she sang live. in lieu of a more intimate show.
I did see her 2011 show in Van when she played to around 2800 fans. I think I was in the 3rd row or something and it was pretty amazing to see. She had a handful of dancers, and it was very nice to see her striped down and singing live as opposed to staring at a jumbo screen and trying to make out what was happening. The venue she's playing at this year that I have tickets to got split into less than half of what is usually is, so as opposed to the 18,600ish it seats, it looks like she'll be doing another smaller show with around 6000 people. I'm interested to see what route she'll take because this venue is our main concert venue with a huge stage and all the hoopla. The 2011 show was like playing at City Hall compared to the venue she'll be playing at this year, but the audience size will be roughly the same.