Man of the Woods Tour
By: Nicole Juliette Hetlyn
I brag about you to anyone outside.
But I'm a man of the woods, it's my pride.
Twenty years later, and I finally had the chance to see my childhood idol in concert. Rest assured, Justin Timberlake's concert was well worth the wait. Justin is currently out on his Man of the Woods Tour, supporting his fifth studio album as a solo artist. I attended three dates of this concert; Cleveland (photos below), Nashville (my hometown; photos below), and Memphis (Justin's hometown; photos above). Each show left me in absolute awe. As someone who works in music, this was hands down the best production I have ever seen. There are two stages - a main stage, and a circular mid-venue stage surrounded by a "VIP fan pit," all connected by dual cat-walks. The main stage and cat-walks had the ability to rotate, and Justin bounced between all of the stages song-to-song. There was no bad spot in the house. The production team also built in a woodsy vibe, with trees, at one point a campfire, and more.
Justin is by far the best performer I have ever seen. He has an incredible voice, and his dance moves are 10/10. The set-list included all of our favorites, "SexyBack," "Cry Me a River," "Senorita," and so forth. Hearing Justin sing my favorite song, "Mirrors," live definitely brought me to tears. Justin sings these songs with such passion. He's also so interactive with the crowd; grabbing fans' phones, pointing out signs, and waving to everyone. We also got to hear several favorites from the latest release, such as "Flannel," "Man of the Woods" and "Say Something." In Nashville, we even had the absolute honor of Chris Stapleton joining JT for "Say Something," and then also singing "Tennessee Whisky." Seeing Timberlake at both Tennessee shows was definitely a treat, you can tell how much he loves his homestate. He was smiling the whole time, and we were so thankful to have him here. I highly reccomend catching Justin Timberlake on the Man of the Woods tour, it is an incredible experience and you'll have a blast!