The Black Eyed Peas refused to let a little thunder and lightning stop their party in Central Park last night. What was meant to be a benefit show for 80,000 became an intimate backstage party for a mere 80 people due to inclement weater. “Chase and Robin Hood [foundation] will not let the rain and storm break our spirit…this is love,” the (sometimes forgetful) will.i.am tweeted last night.
Hey guys, i just received these videos of Boston’s concert. Check it out:
Pocketful Of Sunshine
Huge thanks to Luiz Ricardo
A scheduled Black Eyed Peas benefit concert in Central Park has been canceled due to severe thunderstorms.
The concert, which was expected to draw up to 60,000 spectators to the park’s Great Lawn, was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, but was delayed an hour and then canceled all together because of the weather.
The concert to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation was also to feature appearances by Natasha Bedingfield, LL Cool J, Carole King, MC Hammer, and Debbie Harry.
A spokeswoman for the concert did not know if organizers plan to reschedule the event.
Download the complete perfomance here
Bedingfield seemed to take some time to settle in, she eventually gave the fans who did show up a performance strong enough to rub in the faces of those who stayed home. A lot of that was thanks to her simple four-piece band, which backed her without extraneous frills but still managed to offer plenty of color.
And if there’s anybody who benefits from a simple band setup, it’s Bedingfield, whose voice is a perfect vessel for vulnerability and ache but is often buried under pop overproduction. “I Bruise Easily’’ and “Soulmate’’ were exactly the type of songs perfect for her: minor-key simmers where she could tease the vocal and quietly dive deeply into emotion. “Single’’ took the opposite tack, celebratory but deliberate and ominous, with Bedingfield’s voice just this side of a snarl.
Some of her material didn’t translate quite so well.
“These Words,’’ “Run-Run-Run,’’ and “Strip Me’’ were peppy and just a little cloying, and plenty of songs sounded like overly bright sun showers. But even their sweetness was tempered by the arrangements, as when the audience got to hear “Love Like This’’ minus the electro-chirpiness and “Pocketful Of Sunshine’’ in a way that was kicky but no longer sounded like hanging onto a jet engine for dear life.
The biggest benefit went to “Angel,’’ whose unfussy simplicity cut closer to the song’s heart than the recorded version. That one was an audience request, and by then, Bedingfield was only too happy to oblige.
Opener Andy Grammer played collegiate acoustic funk of dubious sensitivity, complete with quasi-Caribbean accent.
Kate Voegele followed with boilerplate Jewel-style confessionals with a hint of country thrown in.
Article by Boston.com
Photos by Luiz Ricardo
These girls just want to have fun! Natasha Bedingfield reveals her “long distance relationship” with Nicki Minaj on the VH1 Morning Buzz Blog Live site.
The two recently worked together on a new track, and Natasha practically gushed about working with the quirky singer, saying, ”She’s really, really creative and I find her very inspiring as I’m sure … you can tell everyone does. We recorded the song in a very modern way actually. She sent a song to me and I got into a studio and I sang and layed all my vocals and wrote a little bit extra on top of what she had done. It’s like a long distance relationship.”
Hey guys, i just found this video of Natasha perfoming her new single “Weightless” on VH1 – Morning Buzz.
Tomorrow (June 9th), Natasha will perform live on LIVE! With Regis & Kelly.
I have uploaded new event photos of Natasha’s perfomance at the 2011 Audi Best Buddies Challenge on June 4, 2011 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Check it out:
Natasha did a interview and perfomance for a Germany show called Living Room. Check it out:
Thanks: Nattaphan Boonlert
Natasha’s US summer tour starts tomorrow. Make sure to attend and please, send us your experience (text, pictures and videos). Click here to view the dates and make sure to buy your ticket, Natasha’s concert is the best.