I had the pleasure of watching my King, Jay-Z (my Hov) make history at Carnegie Hall last night! What a show, what a show!!! Jay was backed by a full piece orchestra. He came out to his classic, PSA, and with the orchestra is was quite a royal entrance!The show was reminiscent of his Ten Year Anniversary Show at Radio City Music Hall, although that show was much longer. I guess Jay reduced it because it was a benefit concert and they are usually shorter than regular concerts. The show was about an hour and 15 minutes.
Jay wore a tailored suit with a white blazer for his opening and then switched outfits twice. He changed into an all black tailored suit and for his encore he went All Black Everything: black jeans, black T and black boots, and the chains came out, too.
Jay's two special guests for the night were Nas and Alicia Keys, who helped with a special NYC tribute. Alicia of course came out to Empire State Of Mind as a backdrop for the World Champion Giants curtained the stage. Of course it sent New Yorkers wild. Nas came out to his own New York State of Mind. It was a New York moment, that we were all proud of.
It was a very special night. Jay also shouted out Liza Minnelli who was in the audience. Day 2 of his historic shows is tonight.
The Queen, Momma B, was in the house for her first post-Blue outing, however my seats were so far up in the balconies I didn't get to see her. The price you pay for charity.
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