Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour."
Jay Z, stage left, Justin Timberlake, stage right.
One sang, the other rapped, and the thud of the band kicked in and blurred the lines between their respective genres.
It was a typical enough introduction from opposite ends of the stage at Fenway Park. Less expected was just how fluid and downright infectious Timberlake and Jay Z's show was on Saturday & Sunday Night. fans packing the ballpark, it was the first of two nights under the banner "Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour."
They hit hard right away with a brisk, potent blast of some of their biggest hits. Timberlake reached back with "Rock Your Body," "Señorita," and "Like I Love You." And Jay was certainly no slouch himself with "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" and"Big Pimpin'" (with someone playing that flute part live, believe it or not)the Sox caps were a nice touch, too. (Timberlake and Jay both received Sox jerseys emblazoned with their names later in the evening.)
It was incredible the way they navigated the set list, the way "Rock Your Body" bled right into "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" as if it were meant to be.
Let's be honest: Fenway Park isn't the first place where New York is saluted. But that's the power of music and of two entertainers who reach well beyond styles and into the stars. We caught up with Memphis Bleek and some Celebrities with some fans and ask how they feel about the Show in Fenway Park..
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