“NEW EDITION” ROAD TO 30 TOUR-1ST MARINA ARENA, BALTIMORE MARYLAND
Debonair, Polished, Charming, Electrifying, Charismatic, Mesmerizing, High Energy, Handsome, are some words to sum up the “New Edition” performance at the 1st Marina Area in Baltimore, Maryland.
You may remember this group who started as a teen Pop/R&B group back in the 80’s. They were also known as Heads of State, and BBD. New Edition put on a great performance to a large diversified crowd of loyal New Edition fans. New Edition put everything they had into their performance to be sure their adoring female fans and long time admirers in attendance went home with a smile on their face.
Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gil, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell blazed onto the stage with a robust opening act that brought the crowd to it’s feet. The group was impeccably dressed to perfection in coordinating white suit jackets paired with a black vest and pants along with a hint of red in the form of a red hankie. The crowd cheered and you could feel the electricity in the air.
Bobbie Brown was not on stage at this point and we were all holding our breath to see if he would appear magically onto the stage.
Finally we got what we were holding our breaths for. Mr. Bad Ass himself, Bobby Brown hit the stage in all his glory. All six original members of New Edition were on stage in undeniable harmony with their tightly choreographed steps and mesmerizing vocals. Each member of this group looked as if age has not touch their faces or their slick dance moves. This group was energetic as ever.
Bobby Brown dance moves have not faded and he worked the stage in only the unique style that Bobby Brown does it. Ralph Tresvant did what he does best and crooned to the ladies in attendance. At the sight of these six handsome men, the female fans in attendance melting in their seats.
Johnny Gil raspy seductive voice was on point. Michael Bivins was sharp with each step move it seemed as if he could cut a knife into the stage. Ronnie DeVoe was smooth as a wave rippling in the water while he worked the stage with his beautiful smile and titillating voice. Ricky Bell was handsome, slick and dapper. His onstage presence was magical.
New Edition performed their crowd pleasing hits such as “Tenderoni, Candy Girl, Poison, Can You Stand The Rain, If It Isn’t Love, Cool It Now, Mr. Telephone Man, Is This The End, just to name a few. New Edition is still a phenomenal group as well as the ultimate R&B singing group from the 80’s until now. This group still has its swagger and charm and they stood the test of time. New Edition captured the heart of the large crowd in attendance.
New Edition proved that real music and great chorography endures with time. New Edition showed everyone in attendance how real music is supposed to sound and be performed on stage. New Edition rocked it!
As I watched this concert I saw a group of professional, well polished grown up responsible men, who formally had turmoil in their business relations as a group but were able to bring it back full circle and put all their differences aside and become friends!
The love that was shown from each New Edition group member to each other onstage overshadows the conflicts of the past. There was so much positive energy shown onstage within this group it could not be missed. New Edition is timeless!
If all the members of New Edition keeps it together and egos are kept in check, I personally feel that the “New Edition Road To 30 Tour” will continued to be a true success much deserved!
New Edition will be performing at the D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.