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Maroon 5 In D.C.
It was a night of electrifying nostalgia at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. as premiere pop rock band Maroon 5 performed in a sold out concert. All the band members were dressed in black as their lead vocalist and The Voice mentor Adam Levine opened the show with Payphone. The crowd went wild as Levine showed his vocal prowess by doing falsettos all throughout the show. Maroon 5 is not classified as a rock band, but they sure acted like a budding rock band when James Valentine and Levine strummed their electric guitars on stage. They put new twists on their beloved hits. They did a mash-up of Michael Jackson's Don't stop till you get enough and their hit Makes Me Wonder. Levine belted out new tunes from their album Overexposed. Adam Levine had all the makings of a rock God with his sexy persona and soulful voice. When they played Harder to Breathe, the stage was set on fire as the band turned the song into a hard rock piece.
It is really difficult to do a tour and play the same old songs for a couple of months. They added flavor to most of their hits. When Levine sang Wake Up Call, the song was changed into a duet by introducing a female guest vocalist. The chanteuse put a new spin on the song by belting out a melodious rock ensemble. The concert was more like a hard core rock concert than a mediocre pop performance. Levine slowed things down when he dedicated their hit song Daylight to their fans. Levine mentioned that they love what they do and the band's success will not be made possible if it weren't for their fans. One of their revered ballads She Will Be Loved was transformed into an acoustic song when James Valentine played the guitar as Levine sang. The acoustic version was much better than the original tune. Levine dedicated the song to all the ladies who comprised 75% of the audience share. The night ended by singing the ubiquitous Moves Like Jagger. The song that made Maroon 5 famous ten times over. The female guest vocalist sang Christina Aguilera's part as the crowd went ballistic.
Maroon 5 has been around for a decade. It seems that there is no stopping this quintet from making good music, selling millions of albums, and performing in SRO venues. Maroon 5 is here to stay. With their resident heart throb Adam Levine on vocals, the band could go no wrong with their impressive musical abilities and commanding stage presence. The concert was filled with so much adrenaline that their fans couldn't get enough of their presence.