I’m not a music critic or a concert reviewer, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity Wednesday night to stand in the “media pit” at Toyota Center and snap a few pictures of pop/r&b singer Usher Raymond IV.
Usher, as he’s better known to his fans, performed in front of a near sellout crowd which seemed to be filled with more women than men.
However, it was definitely a show for everyone and people of all ages. I saw lots of young ladies dancing and singing along with their friends, mothers and grandmothers!
Usher’s high energy show covered the full span of his music – from love ballads to dance tunes.
Usher’s concert in Houston took place only two days after he won two categories at the American Music Awards show.
His protegé , teen heart-throb Justin Bieber, won four awards and credited Usher for much of his success.
In addition to being a big fan of his music, I also respect Usher for the philanthropic work he does through his New Look Foundation.
After the first three songs of the concert, reporters and photographers were escorted out of the pit.
Eventually I made it back to my seat and spent the rest of the night dancing and singing to all of Usher’s greatest hits.
Thanks to June Deadrick for hosting a great evening.