If you were not one of the 75,214 Maroon 5 fans who managed to get a much sought after ticket to Thursday night’s Houston Rodeo concert before the show sold out, I’m so sorry.
You missed a concert stripped down to the bare essentials, a band in their top form, playing the songs that spanned their history and made them million of fans. But perhaps more importantly you missed a night where Maroon 5 revealed secrets and even scandals which exposed the real Maroon 5 for all to see.
Hold onto your cowboy hats because here’s the dirt:
Maroon 5 is sometimes mistaken for Keith Urban or possible a llama
This is the only reason I can think of that Adam Levine kept announcing in the beginning, middle and end of the concert that they were indeed Maroon 5. Perhaps he thought we had all arrived on the wrong day or had spent so much time wandering through the livestock show we could no long distinguish between human faces.
Adam Levine suffers from revolving-stage sickness
During “Love Someone” Levine grabbed the mike like it was a lifeline, closed his eyes to the world and emoted like the master thespian he is becoming. Had he plunged deep into the songs lyrics, dredging into some emotional well of which we can hardly fathom?
No, he was simply trying not to throw up all over his band mates.
Levine revealed late into the performance that the revolving stage was making him nauseous and closing his eyes helped to steady him as the world spun round.
Adam Levine would really like to reach out and touch us all
Along with the ever spinning stage, Levine also seemed frustrated at the distance between the band and audience. Marveling at the tower of seats and people surrounding him but still so far away, he admitted he wished he was closer to the audience or at the very least the stage was bigger so he could “interact” with the crowd. We’d love to interact with you too, Adam.
Maroon 5 wanted all nearby life forms to enjoy the show
There were times during the concert that Levine hit notes so high, I’m pretty sure only the bulls and sheep backstage could hear them.
Usher gave us a nipple and pack peek, but Levine stayed fully and comfortably clothed throughout the evening, though we did get a look at the guns and tats.
Adam Levine once tried to morally corrupt the innocence of the rodeo captioning board
This was Maroon 5‘s third rodeo but it’s been a while since they were last here. What kept them away? Levine confessed it was his potty mouth antics that got them put on the not-all-that-permanent blacklist.
During the last concert in 2006, he decided to have a little fun with the fact that everything he said and sang was being transcribed and immediately broadcast on the video boards throughout the stadium. He left it up to our imagination just what exactly he said.
Adam Levine makes the sweetest contrite face when apologizing for corrupting the innocence of a rodeo captioning board
He was heartfelt and seemed quite sincere because of all the kids in the audience at that infamous concert. However, I think I can speak for all Houstonians when I make the following suggestion.
Adam, if you truly want our forgiveness for this egregious behavior, a one-on-one personal apology works best. Stop by the CultureMap offices tomorrow, and we’ll be happy to accept whatever offering of remorse you feel the need to give.
One More Night
Harder to Breathe
Makes Me Wonder
Wake Up Call
Moves Like Jagger
She Will Be Loved