Listen: I'm not gonna waste your time or mine explaining the greatness that isErykah Badu
. For one, if you're reading this, you presumably live in Dallas and already should know about the Queen and all that she brings to the table. If not, well, you can readthis blurb
I wrote previewing the show in this week's paper. The gist of it: Badu's ballsier than ever. Smarter too,but that's another story
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I'm not even gonna waste your time writing about adventurous and up-and-coming hip-hop act B.o.B., who opens Badu's headlining show at the Verizon Theatre on Monday night--Ben Westhoff did a fine job of that with his preview of B.o.B. last show in town, back in April.
I will, however, speak for a moment on Janelle Monae, the other epically awesome opening act on this phenomenal bill. But just for a moment: The lead single off her just-released The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III); "Tightrope," is pretty much the most inventive single of the year.
Basically, guys? This show looks pretty baller. And we've got the hookup on a couple free pairs to the show to pass your way. Want one of them? OK: Email me right now with the words "Can You Hear Me Now?" in the subject line. If you're one of the first two to do so, you and a friend are in to this show for free. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!