Round 1 - Nelly and the St. Lunatics came out of the gates strong and maintained their momentum throughout the entire performance. There was aot a disappointing moment in his entire performance: Nelly performed all of his greatest hits including "Dilemma," "Ride Wit Me," and "Hot In Herre." Nelly still has what it takes to keep 15,000 ladies dancing in their seats from start to finish.
Round 2 - TLC's T-Boz and Chilli performed without the late "Left Eye" and sang their hearts out. Belting out every crowd favorite including "No Scrubs," "Creep," "Unpretty," and "What About Your Friends," to a cell-phone lighted tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez with "Waterfalls," it was an such an exciting set with what these 90's phenomenon ladies had to offer. They never missed a beat and had a great time performing together.
Round 3 - New Kids on the Block
Joey, Jordan, Jonathan, Donnie and Danny (with special surprise performance by Big Freedia)
The first Boy Band in the 80's that never seems to age and still has a following of thousands of googly-eyed women, all of whom seem eager at the chance to throw their panties on stage, or better yet have one of the guys strip down and throw their underwear into the crowd. Luckily for NKOTB, who've teamed up with Cottonelle and their "Go Commando" campaign, it doesn't look like this will be happening on The Main Event Tour. Sorry Ladies.
Round 3 took you through the years of NKOTB from their 80's staples to their modern electronica hits, including "Please Don't Go Girl," "The Right Stuff," "Cover Girl," and "Tonight," just to name a few that kept the crowd on their feet. Unlike their past tours, NKOTB also came with a few surprises up their sleeve for an even more exciting night. Half way through their performance, New Orleans' bounce queen Big Freedia came out to shake things up a bit. Literally. NKOTB and their fans had a high intensity "Bounce Off" to her hit "Excuse," and everybody worked up a sweat: especially Joey. Once the crowd calmed down from their first surprise, the last curve ball of the night came when Joey McIntyre's son Griffin came on stage to perform "Tonight" with the group. Joey's "Mini-Me" was precious, and an addorable ending to an incredible night of dancing and singing at a packed Smoothie King Center. It will be exciting to see what they come up with for their next tour.