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Rihanna at the Izod Center (Photos and Recap)

by Jamie Sanford on July 25, 2011

Rihanna at the Izod Center

My weird streak of winning things on the internet continued when I got an email last week telling me that I’d won a contest on Idolator.com to win 2 tickets to see Rihanna during her New Jersey concert stop.  The tickets I won were VIP tickets so that my friend Craig and I watched the show from on the stage! They’ve added 2 areas to the stage setup where there’s a depressed section on each side for additional attendees, and we were in there.

DSC03941You can see here our VIP bracelets, and we also received the black bracelets after being carded. Unfortunately, it was for no other reason than we are both old enough to drink.

DSC03945DSC03976DSC04085DSC04102DSC04110DSC04167DSC04213We were wondering if we would have an encore surprise since Kanye West had appeared at Rihanna’s earlier show at Nassau Coliseum, but we had JAY-Z which was amazing.

DSC04267DSC04281Rihanna put on a great show.  She sings live, which I can get into.  She isn’t a major dancer, but she works it, and she cranks out the hits that everyone loves, and those are my favorite kind of pop shows.  Jay-Z was a really fun bonus.

The entire set of my photos (90 in total) from the Rihanna show are here on Flickr.

Thanks again to Idolator for holding this contest – I had a wonderful time!

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Monster Giuseppe Heel – That’s The Monster Shoe

by Jamie Sanford on January 7, 2011

So, like many others, I’m really enjoying the new Kanye West album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

My favorite track is “Monster” which features Bon Iver, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, and one of my new favorite ladies, Nicki Minaj.  It is Nicki who sings about the “monster shoe,” at about 4:03 in the video.

(Please note that this song has language that might be offensive and is NSFW – and the images, especially those of Nicki that are shown as the song is playing, can also be construed as NSFW.)

So let’s talk about the Giuseppe heels, shall we?  All available from Zappos.com, which has a great collection of heels by GZ and many other fabulous designers.

I need to find more songs that reference designers so I can turn those lyrics into blog posts!

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