Listen: I'm not gonna waste your time or mine explaining the greatness that is Erykah 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 read this 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.
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.
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