Friday, November 02, 2007
KYLD Wild 94.9's Boost Mobile Boo Bomb 2007 was held Tuesday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. The radio station may have impressed its listeners with the lineup, but the show itself wasn't so impressive.
American Idol 2007 winner Jordin Sparks was supposed to be a special guest host. KYLD must not know what a host really is, because appearing once for a brief moment with another DJ is not called hosting. Sparks did sing a short acapella of her new song, "Tattoo," though.
For a month prior to the show, KYLD has been advertising that T-Pain has numerous collaborations with the rest of the artists on the bill and would be on stage to do them. Other collaborations were expected, since many of the artists also have sung together before.
But collaborations? What collaborations? Out of at least six possible songs the artists could've done together, only two were performed.
It was disappointing that Mr. Collaborator T-Pain did only one of the collaborations live. Rapper Plies performed only two songs, excluding his newest single, "Hypnotized" (featuring Akon). T-Pain came on stage and did "Shawty" with him, but that was only because it was his turn to perform next.
T-Pain performed snippets of his many collaborations, including Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss." He also did his own songs, like "Bartender" and "I'm Sprung." Unfortunately, he spent an awful a lot of time on stage and had to be kicked off finally.
The screaming females were loud when Ne-Yo came on stage to perform "Sexy Love." His performance time should've lasted much longer though, as he only did five songs.
The other collaboration that was done was on Fabolous' set. Ne-Yo came on stage with him to do "Make Me Better."
Fabolous also seemed to be on stage for too long. It wasn't particularly necessary for him to do all of his old hits, like "Breathe" and "Superwoman."
Just as expected, many of the audience members were seen doing "The Superman" dance when Soulja Boy hit the stage with "Crank Dat."
Baby Bash performed a few of his hit songs. The crowd went crazy when he kicked off his set with "Cyclone." Sadly, T-Pain failed to appear and collaborate on that one, as well.
As a surprise guest appearance, Paula DeAnda performed "Doing Too Much" with Baby Bash and also sung Frankie J's part in "Suga Suga."
Bash's set was also cut short. The word is that Rihanna's entourage wanted the stage to be clear, and pushed Bash off to get the time to prepare it. It doesn't necessarily make sense though, because it took Rihanna a long time to finally get on stage.
Even after her backup singers began, it took a while before she finally showed up to sing her first single, "Pon de Replay."
Not even two songs into her performance there were a number of attendees who already started to leave. It could be because it was getting late and there was school the next day or they were just not really interested in Rihanna's performance.
It was pretty wild in the crowd. People were drinking and some were smoking marijuana.
There were cameras around that showed the crowd on the screen. During the second half of the show, the same female was being shown dancing wildly. At one point, even some nudity was slipped in.
A few attendees wore their Halloween costumes to the show. The costumes are getting too revealing; seeing 14-year-olds at the show dressed in lingerie is simply gross.
Next time, parents should probably keep the young kids at home. One parent even asked someone who was smoking to stop because his kids were there. However, the parents' drinking didn't show a good example either.
Overall, Boo Bomb 2007 wasn't very good. In fact, some fans even appeared to be bored at some parts of the show.
Former Chabot Spectator Scene Editor Melissa Martinez said, "It was a typical Boo Bomb with many artists, but it dragged on and was unorganized this year."
Next year, KYLD needs to continue with its amazing lineup, but the station need to live up to their hype.
This article originally appeared in the Chabot College Spectator.