Christina visits Philadelphia

Ashley Drazen (’09)/ Eastside Staff

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As the arena filled up on April 3rd, everyone waited for the main act, Christina Aguilera. Philadelphia, one of the many stops she has visited to perform her classic numbers, welcomed her with open arms.

The powerhouse performer was joined with Danity Kane and The Pussycat Dolls. The fans from all walks of life had particular tastes and many came and went for different performances. The Wachovia Center was jammed packed when Christina raised the roof.

Danity Kane satisfied the audience with a dance number and many of their popular songs, including “Ride for You” and of course “Show Stopper”. The group appeared on stage for approximately 20 minutes, followed by a short intermission.

The next arrival, The Pussycat Dolls got the crowd pumped. The six girls introduced themselves to the audience with a catchy song. Their vocals were well rounded and they sang some hits such as “I Don’t Need A Man” and “Don’t Cha”. They received great applauses and the crowd began to sing along with the group. Their 40-minute performance was spectacular, and by that point the crowd was impatiently awaiting the brilliant Christina Aguilera.

Following another 15-minute intermission, the lights dimmed and a sharp white suite clad Christina appeared on the stage with her famous song “Ain’t No Other Man.” The crowd cheered louder than before and paused to hear Christina’s excellent vocals. She threw her white scarf off her shoulders and showed her true diva side.

Christina managed to mix in a bit of the old with a hint of the new. Many oldie but goodies, such as “Genie in a Bottle”, “Dirrty”, and “Lady Marmalade” were real crowd pleasers.

Her new C.D. Back to Basics consists of a fresh sound with hits like, “Candyman”, “I Got Trouble”, and “Still Dirrty”.

The theme of the tour was very basic and classy, like the performer herself. Decked out with a circus set, a very famous audience member, David Arquette, was in attendence. The surprise made the audience gasp and clap to see another superstar aside Christina.

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