Bumbershoot Review: The Black Eyed Peas Know How to Get It Started

Justin Dylan Renney
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Who: The Black Eyed Peas

Where: Samsung Mobile Mainstage

When: Monday, Sept. 7, 3:00 p.m.

Yes, their songs are incredibly stupid. Even a toddler could memorize the lyrics to "Boom Boom Pow" after one listen. But the Black Eyed Peas have embraced and made mind numbingly simple pop music their niche--and it works. Their explosive live show had fans as far back as the nosebleed section of the bleachers dancing. Will.i.am's record spinning and Fergie's rendition of a song off her solo album came off self-indulgent and unnecessary. But when BEP performed as a unit, they were entertaining as hell. So much so that when technical difficulties plagued the closing number, the undeterred crowd kept the momentum going by roaring the chorus anyway--which of course, is always easy to do on a BEP song.

Justin Dylan Renney

Justin Dylan Renney
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