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FIVE REASONS JANET JACKSON SHOULD GET HER OWN RESIDENCY SHOW

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1. She’s got the hits. If you consider Janet Jackson’s October 14 concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center as an audition for a Las Vegas residency—perhaps at MGM Resorts’ sister venue, the Park Theater—then she gets the gig based on the music alone. After opening with Rhythm Nation tracks “The Knowledge” and “State of the World,” she reeled off a series of medleys that crammed a lot of hits into short periods of time, including “Nasty,” “Miss You Much,” “Control,” “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” “Escapade” and “When I Think of You.” A more sultry section followed, featuring “Twenty Foreplay” and “The Body That Loves You,” inspiring quite a bit of grooving and grinding on the packed events center floor. Such a body of work would make any Janet residency larger than life and as iconic as that of Celine, Elton and Mariah.

2. She’ll fit in. As a first-time mom at age 51, Ms. Jackson sounds great and looks amazing. Her current State of the World tour is filling in the blanks to make up for shows she’s had to cancel in recent years, which made the Mandalay Bay concert feel that much more special; who knows when we’ll see her onstage again? If MGM were to sign her up for the Park Theater, she’d be an ideal fit with existing resident performers Bruno Mars (32), Ricky Martin (45) and Cher (71), all instantly recognizable pop artists with legions of fans. But Janet has something they don’t …

3. Everybody loves her. Saturday night offered the most diverse concert audience I’ve ever seen in Las Vegas, and I doubt there’s a current Strip headliner that can hang with Janet in this regard. For example, Elton John’s “Million Dollar Piano” show at the Colosseum—which I witnessed a few days earlier—packs them in and satisfies thoroughly, one of the all-time great Vegas shows. There were different people from all over the world sitting around me at Caesars, but the crowd was distinctly older. Janet drew all ages, all colors, all shapes and sizes. In fact, her audience was just as diverse as her group of dancers.

4. She’s got the moves. When she busted out the classic choreography from her iconic videos for “If” and “Rhythm Nation” late in the show, the crowd exploded, and rightfully so. These are unforgettable pop music moments brought to life. The new era of Vegas residencies are all about turning the live music experience into a dance party, and Janet does that effortlessly. A full-scale production with all the bells and whistles could certainly challenge the current choreography champions on the Strip—in my opinion, the Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin shows.

5. She deserves it. Jackson has too much great music to present in one concert tour. A residency would allow her to blend hits from the past with newer material, and explore a deeper musical narrative like she’s doing with “What About,” a song addressing domestic violence issues. She could further freshen up favorites, like she’s doing by mashing up “That’s the Way Love Goes” with Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat.” She can keep on giving her fans what they want, which is essentially a lot more Janet.

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Reply #1 posted 10/17/17 9:32am

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6. We can make and justify a "Discuss anything Janet Jackson Thread" or in your case a "DISCUSS ANYTHING JANET JACKSON THREAD" so we can be excited about her new hair colors, shoes, whatevz in one thread vs. a new one every day. You'd think for such a revered popular artist she would have a fan board of her own somewhere.

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Reply #2 posted 10/17/17 10:23am

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I can see that working big time but I get that she's not there yet. Maybe she likes the different energies from each state. I look forward to seeing her in November.

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Reply #3 posted 10/17/17 10:35am

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if she had the following then, yes.... but since she doesn't, and isn't a dynamic performer, its unlikely she'd be the focal point of a residency.


The girl can't really sing...just sayin....

hasn't stopped all the other female acts....

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Reply #4 posted 10/17/17 12:31pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

if she had the following then, yes.... but since she doesn't, and isn't a dynamic performer, its unlikely she'd be the focal point of a residency.


The girl can't really sing...just sayin....

hasn't stopped all the other female acts....

but Britney and JLO can ok

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Reply #5 posted 10/17/17 1:23pm

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paisleypark4 said:

2045RadicalMattZ said:

if she had the following then, yes.... but since she doesn't, and isn't a dynamic performer, its unlikely she'd be the focal point of a residency.


The girl can't really sing...just sayin....

hasn't stopped all the other female acts....

but Britney and JLO can ok


Actually, 2045 raised the question I had . . . given that she's not a pure singer, could she carry a Vegas show?

And then I came up with the same answer you had, pp4 -- if Britney got a show in Vegas, so can Janet. Same goes for JLo. Heck, they both seem to have copied Janet in some ways, so wny wouldn't Janet be considered?

I doubt Vegas hasn't offered Janet a residency at some point in the last 20 years. My guess is that she's been offered and maybe refused because the money wasn't right, or production would be too expensive given the scale of her shows, or she's been too busy with other things on and off stage to focus on a lengthy Vegas stint.

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Reply #6 posted 10/17/17 2:59pm

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I say just let her make it through this tour.



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Reply #7 posted 10/17/17 4:30pm

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namepeace said:

paisleypark4 said:

but Britney and JLO can ok


Actually, 2045 raised the question I had . . . given that she's not a pure singer, could she carry a Vegas show?

And then I came up with the same answer you had, pp4 -- if Britney got a show in Vegas, so can Janet. Same goes for JLo. Heck, they both seem to have copied Janet in some ways, so wny wouldn't Janet be considered?

I doubt Vegas hasn't offered Janet a residency at some point in the last 20 years. My guess is that she's been offered and maybe refused because the money wasn't right, or production would be too expensive given the scale of her shows, or she's been too busy with other things on and off stage to focus on a lengthy Vegas stint.

and...?


....sounds like we're on the same page... except that Britney Spears probably has more devotional mid 30's/40's fans with disposable cash WILLING TO STAY IN VEGAS than Janet does... not that this would require a Vegas residency.... it's possible in the UK....

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Reply #8 posted 10/17/17 5:10pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

The girl can't really sing...just sayin


Britney Spears is a talentless puppet.When you go to one of her Vegas shows,97% of it is lip-syncing lol apparently,real vocal talent is not a requirement to do a Vegas residency
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Reply #9 posted 10/17/17 6:00pm

alphastreet

did we not learn anything from michael jackson?

being inspired by her big bro is one thing, let's leave it at that wink

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Reply #10 posted 10/17/17 6:11pm

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People would break their necks trying to see Janet if she stayed in one place. The absolute rage when she had to cancel the last time, please. Question would be, would she want to do the same show 2, 3 or more times a week for a year or 2?

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Reply #11 posted 10/17/17 7:34pm

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morningsong said:

I say just let her make it through this tour.



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Reply #12 posted 10/18/17 6:07am

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SoulAlive said:

2045RadicalMattZ said:
The girl can't really sing...just sayin
Britney Spears is a talentless puppet.When you go to one of her Vegas shows,97% of it is lip-syncing lol apparently,real vocal talent is not a requirement to do a Vegas residency

Nothing to say about Jlo, who hardly sings any more than Britney?

I would say she's a limited talent but not talentless. There is even less evidence some of her more respected peers have even written music.

As for Janet, as long as she's inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I don't care what she does.

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Reply #13 posted 10/18/17 10:48am

namepeace

2045RadicalMattZ said:

namepeace said:


Actually, 2045 raised the question I had . . . given that she's not a pure singer, could she carry a Vegas show?

And then I came up with the same answer you had, pp4 -- if Britney got a show in Vegas, so can Janet. Same goes for JLo. Heck, they both seem to have copied Janet in some ways, so wny wouldn't Janet be considered?

I doubt Vegas hasn't offered Janet a residency at some point . My guess is that she's been offered and maybe refused because the money wasn't right, or production would be too expensive given the scale of her shows, or she's been too busy with other things on and off stage to focus on a lengthy Vegas stint.

and...?



....sounds like we're on the same page...

lol Okay.

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