*CONTAINS CONCERT SPOILERS*
I have been a Justin Bieber fan since the day MTV aired the music video for “One Time”; I then developed a critical case of Bieber Fever, which lead me to attend all of his Cleveland concerts, defended his honor on countless occasions (like that one time I accidentally sparked a debate with my college English class), and a fair share of tour merch. So (sorry English teachers for starting my sentence like this), when the Purpose Tour made its way to The Land Tuesday evening, you bet I was among the thousands and thousands of excessively excited fans at The Q.
I give the show an 8.5 out of 10. Here’s why…
Justin has talent, there’s no denying that; so when he only sang a handful of songs live (setlist consisted of 20+ songs), I was left somewhat disappointed because he has the ability to sing but doesn’t utilize it as often as he should. I understand that he dances a majority of the time and that has the potential to weaken the voice, but to me, lip syncing is not a wise alternative. *Spoiler alert: the only exception to the lip syncing was during “Sorry” because it rained on stage and if he was singing live, you wouldn’t be able to hear him*. When I paid $130 to attend the show, I expected live vocals (especially because his previous tours had been solely vocals), and I don’t think that is a bizarre expectation either. This one fell a bit short because of that. The excessive lip syncing is my only complaint I promise. The remaining aspects of the show were exceptional. The lighting, the graphics, the dancing, the acoustics, the videos in-between songs, etc. were all truly wonderful. Overall, it was a hell of a performance.
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