Sunday night was a homecoming of sorts for Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty… there, we got that out of the way). After all, most of her albums were produced and recorded here in Minneapolis.
She and about a half dozen or so dancers took the stage at the Target Center and played all her hits and some new songs from her number 1 “Unbreakable” album.
Before the concert started, there was a hullaballoo on the main floor as Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were escorted to their seats on the main floor. The two music powerhouses are credited for Janet Jackson’s musical success.
Little did we know as we watched Janet perform (she’s 49, by the way, I looked it up – because she looks GOOD), that Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis had cooked up a surprise.
At the end of the show, as Janet was introducing her backup dancers and band, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis appeared on stage and took over. They invited Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to the stage, where she declared November 1, 2015 Janet Jackson Day in the City of Minneapolis.
I only wish I’d have known sooner so I could have celebrated accordingly, but I guess taking in a Janet Jackson concert is as good a way as ever to celebrate.