Destiny's Child - Concert Review
Destiny's Child is one of the most popular girl groups out there and it's easy to see why. They've got great voices, great presence and they like to get the crowd pumped. Check out our review.
September 26, 2001
Boy band trio, B4-4, opened the show to a less than responsive crowd. Luckily the crowd warmed up to girl group Sugar Jones right away. I was surprised by Sugar Jones' performance. They can really sing, they've got the moves and they've learned how to work a crowd. Looks like Sugar Jones hasn't had any problems jumping into the Popstar role.
The curtain fell and a ring of flames dazzled fans as Destiny's Child emerged decked out in shiny gold shorts, half-tops and knee-high boots. Independent Women Part 1, the Charlie's Angels tune, got the crowd hyped while an inferno of flames licked the video screens in the background.
The bootylicious trio of Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams performed all of their hits like No,No,No, Say My Name, Bug A Boo, Bills,Bills,Bills, Nasty Girl, Bootylicious, Jumpin' Jumpin' and their latest ballad Emotion. There was lots of eye-candy throughout the performance including exploding pyrotechnics, flames, fog, fancy costumes and video clips. There was plenty of special FX to dazzle the fans, but nothing was more dazzling than their incredible voices. All three of the girls were blessed with choirgirl pipes.
Destiny's Child was backed by a band and a group of dancers that kept the show in high gear for most of the night, except during a few ballads. Each DC member nabbed a little solo time in the spotlight. They each sang songs, or parts of songs, alone on stage. The girls also took a moment to thank the fans for the support they've shown in response to the recent attacks that occured in the US. I thought it was a nice gesture, which goes to show Destiny's Child's "nice girl" image is not just an image.
The second-to-last song was Survivor and the girls were decked in jungle gear doing a jungle-type dance. Some guys were beating on hand drums but the girls took over for a drum solo of their own as flames shot into the air.
The final song was Happy Face, and it turned into a big party. Confetti was sprayed into the crowd and tons of people from backstage suddenly appeared dancing on the stage with Destiny's Child - including the boy band Soul Decision. Tons of happy-faced yellow balloons were dropped from the ceiling onto the crowd and the girls called it a night. Destiny's Child put on a really great show, and by the end, the balloons weren't the only things wearing happy faces. The entire crowd was grinning too.