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Kelly's Korner: Aboogie concert a blast

Juanita and Aboogie

The Lookout Staff Writer Juanita Kelly-Hill gets up close and personal with her concert hero, Aboogie.  Courtesy photo

Juanita Kelly-Hill

By Juanita Kelly-Hill
Staff Writer 

When I was 12 years old I went to a Diggy Simmions concert. Then I attended a Jacquees concert at 14 years old. But the recent experience that I had at the Aboogie concert was unmatched.

With the first two concerts, I didn’t really care for either artist. But for my favorite artist, Aboogie, I traveled all the way to Dallas and paid for a VIP Meet and Greet pass.

I also used this concert as an excuse to take a week-long vacation from miserable Michigan. 

Aboogie’s concert made the others feel like a local talent show. From the crowd, venue and performances, the night was a moment I could relive over and over again for the rest of life. 

I was a bit nervous at first because I went alone and tend to be an introvert. But with a few drinks and some like-minded people around I met some cool people, and even made a few friends. 

As much as I loved the concert, I don’t think I’ll attend another one (unless he goes on tour again). The venue offered standing room only and, because I was at the very front, I felt almost every weight of the bodies behind me pushing up against me.

The waves of bodies pushing me was probably the scariest part, because all I could think about was the devastating incident that occurred at the Travis Scott concert in 2021. 

Not to mention, I made the grave mistake of wearing heels, but beauty is indeed pain and I was beautiful. 

Besides the fact that I was surrounded by about 1,000 other people and the pain my feet endured that night, I had an amazing night. The pros outweigh the cons here so I would definitely do it all over again without changing a single thing.

Just a word of advice, do not wear heels to a concert unless you’re used to standing long periods of time in them. The balls of my feet were numb for the next three days, but I like to think that means I can conquer wearing heels at any time now. 

It was all worth it in the end, because our photo came out perfectly! 



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