Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Justin Timberlake, Jonah Hill Hit the Panorama Festival to Watch Frank Ocean, Solange Churn it Up


Panorama Festival, Friday night, Randall’s Island, NYC: Justin Timberlake strolled through the massive crowd with Jonah Hill and an unid’s young lady so they could see Frank Ocean and Solange churn it up. Panorama is run by Goldenvoice aka AEGLive. I’m very impressed with how well organizaed it was, very cleam and safe. It was the first rock festival I’ve been to where you barely smelled pot in the air!

Also spotted: Hadid, Jenner. Not my world.

Solange puts on a very well art directed show and she sings like crazy, she sings live. She comes down off the stage and wails. Her voice is Earthier than Beyonce’s. But it was very hot out, and Solange made her band wear heavy wool-looking orangey red long sleeve sweaters. Solange must get a summer look. Those poor people!

Frank Ocean also has a stunning voice. He shows it off best singing covers like “Never Can Say Goodbye.” His own material would benefit from some catchy hooks and choruses. The audience can only sing along to a few of his numbers. Most of the material is very introspective. The songs are like sketches. He’s crouched over some electronic devices for the first 20 minutes. Frank, get up and sing! Watch some Marvin Gaye videos.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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