I was scared I was about to miss out on witnessing history until…my prayers were answered. I got my ticket to see Hov. Now granted it wasn’t the best seat in the house for a concert, but I wasn’t behind the stage so I was able to watch the show from a good angle. It looks like a better location for a ball game, smack in the upper middle section 209. The seats are very steep though…I digress.
I liked the Brooklyn history video montage at the beginning. As a native I got goosebumps watching it. Brooklyn has so much history and pride and has come a long way as a growing city and this arena is just another accomplishment to add on its resume. Although concert attendees flooded my Facebook timeline with bad reviews of the show claiming that they were upset that only Jay performed…well it was a Jay-Z concert. That’s what your ticket said and that’s what you got. However I will agree after watching a small brown dot donned in all-black walk back and forth across a stage for 60 minutes, I was ready to go. I enjoyed him taking us back to his “Can I Live” days of Reasonable Doubt and when he started getting featured on blockbuster film soundtracks like Rush Hour with “Can I Get A” but by the second Blueprint album, I was getting sleepy.
Nevertheless, I had a great time with myself at the show (yes I went alone) and my highlight of the night was when he gave a very emotional, yet motivational speech. ”I think the fact that I own any percentage of an arena and NBA franchise team is pretty fu**ing amazing,” he said in response to the media exposing the exact percentage of his financial investments in the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. ”Don’t let anyone diminish your accomplishments.” Well put Hov. If you want to read a more long drawn-out review from the concert, you can check it out here.