Charter One Pavilion – Chicago, IL
July 7, 2009
I love Ciara. I really do. I just wish she would spend more time performing her own songs than those of other artists in her genre. The girl has three albums under her belt and has been featured on many hit songs by artists such as T-Pain, Enrique Iglesias, Diddy, Nelly, Missy Elliott, Janet, and Bow Wow. I couldn’t help but be slightly annoyed that half of Ciara’s set last night opening for Jay-Z involved performing a montage of random radio hits. It almost seemed like she was simply attempting to please the crowd by giving them familiar songs to sing and dance along to, even though Ciara has plenty of her own hot tracks! I was shocked that Ciara didn’t perform her single “Get Up” (with Chamillionaire) off the original soundtrack from the dance flick Step Up. The song was also on Ciara’s sophomore album The Evolution.
Nevertheless, whatever Ciara lacked in performance from her song repertoire, she sure as hell made up for it with her dancing. This girl is fierce with her moves! Her body is insane and completely ripped. I’m jealous. I have no idea how she does it, especially her signature move where she ever so slowly bends backwards until her torso is parallel with the stage and only inches from touching the ground. Man, I get chills everytime I see her do that. Along with my favorite Ciara song “Like A Boy,” check out the other hits she performed in Chicago last night…
Set List @ COP
Like A Boy
1, 2 Step
Love Sex Magic
Tons more photos of Ciara after the jump!
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