It was a crazy weekend in New Orleans – even more so than normal! – at the Essence Music Festival. But while WAVE favs like [lastfm]Raphael Saadiq[/lastfm], [lastfm]Ruben Studdard[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Alicia Keys[/lastfm] all put in work, it was [lastfm]Janet Jackson[/lastfm] that stole the show! Check out some footage and first-hand accounts after the jump!
Rocking through a set of classics and more recent hits, Miss Jackson (…’cause we’re nasty) put on a show that wowed the crowd at the New Orleans Superdome.
“I loved it,” said Rose Ellerbee of New York. “It was one of the hottest shows I’ve seen and then she brought back so many memories. She didn’t lose a beat.”
She even got nasty herself, wearing a flesh-toned body suit and acting out a scene straight from an S&M video with a very, very willing audience member.
The stars in the crowd couldn’t get enough, either.
“She definitely gets better with age,” according to former NBA star Anferenee “Penny” Hardaway.
Check out some footage below:
Which Janet songs would you want to see? And do these clips make you want a Janet national tour even more?