Posted by Bossip Staff
Here are some notes about Bobby Brown’s performance on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage cruise:
The’King’ is ‘dead’
There were plenty of empty seats. Most cruisers seemed to attend out of curiosity, not because they wanted to jam to “My Prerogative.” Bobby had the same three energetic female backups and a young energetic band, all 20-somethings in age. His Sunday night performance was shocking to some, but the Monday night performance was more painful to watch.
Why? Bobby put forth effort, but he just didn’t have anything in the gas tank, so to speak. He couldn’t move and he couldn’t sing. So he played all the live performance tricks: his mike was turned down; he let backups and the band have solos while he went offstage to catch his breath; he prompted the audience to sing along. His set was only 30 minutes long, and people were getting out in a hurry again from the first song. Bobby tried to blame his performance on an undisclosed medical condition, saying, “My doctors said I shouldn’t come, but I didn’t want to disappoint people.” (Too late for that.) Continue »