Sunday, April 4, 2010

Black Eyed Peas (almost) live

The Black Eyed Peas took it to the next level on Tuesday, March 30th with their exclusive "The E.N.D. World Tour 2010," being broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles into hundreds of theaters across North America. This one-night-only concert was the first to be broadcast live and shot in 3D at the same time (not sure what the 3D is for, but it seems obligatory these days).

The show is tight. This is a two-hour music video choreographed to perfection and making use of state of the art lasers, lights, HD visuals, flying stunts, dancers and dozens of (very cool) costumes to assault all your senses at once.

The Peas spared no expenses for this tour -- the stage alone cost 8 million dollars.

Here’s Taboo on a TRON-like flying bike. transformed the arena into massive club party as a cyborg DJ on an elevated platform.

Fergie did it all among her numerous costume changes:

She flexed her lady lumps...

...sang Sweet Child O' Mine with Slash...

...became an awesome robot-dominatrix....

... all while looking glamorous.

And who knew had such crazy moves?

What I like about the Black Eyed Peas is how epicurean they are, how admittedly escapist but with an ultimate message of positivity. Their imagery is bigger than life -- they look more like a group of superheroes than a band.

Why then, in a concert that is all about fun and peace, was wearing a belt of bullets as an accessory?

Despite the occasional mixed message, the concert was groundbreaking. This is New School and the Peas have proven they have enduring power. They may as well be the future of music.

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