-Special thanks to Francis Santos of The Beat 94.5 for being our guest correspondent.
Boyz II Men have been entertaining crowds all over the world for over 22 years and are one of the best-selling R&B groups of all time. So what happens when you bring this four-time Grammy winning group to the Fair at the PNE? Absolute Fandemonium with what seemed like every 30-35 year old in Greater Vancouver coming out in full force.
Thursday, August 28 was a perfect evening for a 90’s throwback! The concert started with a quick history showcasing the trio’s achievements over the years and just as the screaming fans reached a fever pitch, Shawn, Nathan and Wanya took to the stage.
Coming out with high energy and vocal harmony, Boyz II Men showcased two decades of skill without missing a beat. Starting with their first album (Cooleyhighharmony) they went through all their #1 hits like “End of the Road”, “On Bended Knee”, and “Motownphilly” had everyone singing along. They even paid homage to some of the greats with a Motown medley.
During their slower ballads they proved why they are the #1 R&B Group, coming out during “I’ll Make Love To You” each holding a bouquet of roses that they threw into the crowd. Each of them sang with such clarity and when they harmonized, brought chills to everyone on what was a perfect Vancouver summer night.
This was more than a show, for many, including myself, this was an experience. Many of us grew up with these guys and their music, so to have the opportunity to see and hear them live did not disappoint. A perfect way to spend to spend a summer’s night at The Fair at the PNE.
Did you catch the concert in the PNE Amphitheatre or as it was streamed live from the Rogers Digital Stage?
It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms.
The Gipsy Kings drew a sold out crowd at the WestJet Concert Stage. The audience was on their feet dancing to the flamenco guitars, bongos and drums. There were no fewer that 10 musicians on stage all playing in unison and they didn’t miss a beat. They delighted the audience by playing many of their popular songs such as Djobi Djoba, Volare and Bamboleo.
The Gipsy Kings prove that music is a universal language. You can’t keep your feet from moving, your hips from shaking and your hands from clapping!
Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts including Boyz II Men, Plain White T’s, Dallas Smith, The Pointer Sisters and Glass Tiger. For the full concert lineup visit http://www.pne.ca/thefair/live-shows/summer-night-concerts-seat-reservation.html
Our crew has been hard at work getting the Fair set up for opening weekend! Hats off to our entire team, and extended team, who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create a fresh new Fair at the PNE.
From handling precious cargo straight from the set of Game of Thrones®, setting up the Chevrolet Performance stage for the Mosaic Music Series, rounding up our delicious food vendors, to putting together our brand new Get Animated Exhibit! They really do it all.
Ever wonder how the PNE grounds look just days before The Fair opens? The site transforms within the span of two weeks, so what you see here will be nothing like what you’ll see in person starting this Saturday!
Check out a few behind the scenes set-up photos below!
We’ll see you opening weekend! Don’t forget that there are tons of ways to save at The Fair this year! For starters you can buy your Gate Pass online and save here! Check out all of the Ways to Save on our website!