Saturday, July 15, 2000

'NSync cranks out boy-bland performance

By Chris Varias
Enquirer Contributor

(Craig Ruttle photo)
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        If you are in possession of at least a driver's permit, you probably came away with different thoughts of the sold-out 'NSync concert at Cinergy Field Friday night than did the tens of thousands of young screaming girls for whom the show was crafted.

        There were were screams, ear-spitting screams, screams throughout the hour-and-40-minute show. By the time 'NSync's singing made its way from the stage set up in deep centerfield to, say, the blue seats behind the third base dugout, it was not easily heard.

        In addition, the sounds of prerecorded beats and 'NSync's backup band reverberated and swirled inside the giant bowl, making for perhaps the worst-sounding concert experience outside the Firstar Center.

        There were pyrotechnics, confetti, lasers and video vignettes, including a phony episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

        The majority of the crowd was certain it was among greatness. Bland ballad, bland R&B, it was all good. During “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You,” each member of the band stood on his own riser which was lifted a good 12 feet in the air, quite possibly making them the most daring five-part harmonizers in the kiddie-band racket.

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