This Friday, August 15, was a perfect day to be at Six Flags, and what better way to cap off a day of sunshine, laughter, and rollercoasters than a concert? Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour stopped at the Showcase Theater in the Movie Town area of the park, which is also home to rides like The Dark Knight Coaster and Batman: The Ride.
Canadian-born singer Guinevere took the stage first, opening with her song "Crazy Crazy." "There's something so powerful about a room full of ladies!" she said, before launching in to a cover of Outkast's "Hey Ya", during which she tossed real Polaroids into the crowd while telling the crowd to "Shake it like a Polaroid picture!". Fans filtered in to the theater throughout the course of Guinevere's set, and by her final song- the electro-pop "Fly Away"- they were on their feet with their hands in the air.
The chants for Jesse McCartney started as soon as Guinevere left the stage, and when he hit the first notes of "How Do You Sleep?" from his 2008 album Departure, girls immediately rushed to the front of the stage to be up close. After the July 22 release of In Technicolor, the In Technicolor Tour marks McCartney's first headlining tour since 2009.
McCartney's nineteen-song set included songs from all four of his studio albums, and apart from brief technical difficulties that caused him to leave the stage and return to run "Leaving" a second time, was flawless from start to finish. A teen idol who got his start in the boy band Dream Street in 1999, the now 27-year-old singer has aged well.
The performance featured choreography and two back-up dancers, but the musicians on stage were impressive as well. Jesse himself even sat down at a keyboard for "The Other Guy", the closing track on In Technicolor. The ballad had fans waving their cell phones in the air, lighting up the room.
He concluded his set with "Superbad", thanking his fans for being there year after year and being the reason the song was already- less than a month after the album's release- climbing the charts. A few minutes later he returned for an encore of his 2004 debut single "Beautiful Soul", which had everyone- fans, parents in attendance, and venue staff and security guards- singing and dancing along.