Did you Tango at Wango Tango?

May 14, 2012
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1027 KIISFM celebrated 15 years of their annual spring concert, Wango Tango, this Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.  The annual show was more like a daylong musical festival than your average concert.  If you weren’t in LA, you didn’t have to worry about missing one of the biggest concerts of the year because KIIS FM  livestreamed the entire show, including all of the performances and many different celebrity interviews on their “blue carpet” If you missed the live concert and the livestream, I’ve got the full recap for you.

It kicked off at 7PM EST (3PM PST) with smaller acts like Wallpaper, followed by Chiddy Bang, Childish Gambino, and Diggy Simmons.  In between all of the performances, Geena the Latina and Frankie V, our blue carpet correspondents talked with all of the celebs coming through like Arianna Grande, Perez Hilton, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Janelle Parrish, and more.

Then K’NAAN came out.  You might know his song “Wavin’ Flags.” It was a song from the 2010 World Cup.  He also performed his latest single “Is Anyone Out There” featuring Nelly Furtado.

Following K’NAAN, fan favorite Big Sean came onto stage.  He performed “Mercy,” “Hands up in the air,” “Dance (A$$),” and “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay.”  He also had some unique dance moves including one where he lied down on the stage and just thrusted his hips up and down.

Two of the acts I was most excited to see were next, The Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen.  The Wanted performed their smash hit “Glad You Came,” “Lightning,” “All Time Low,” and “Chasing the Sun.”  They also admitted to having zero dance moves despite being a boy band.  Carly Rae Jepsen performed three songs including the popular “Call Me Maybe.”  What was great about Carly’s performance was you got to hear other songs of hers including “Tug of War” and “Curiosity.”  I really liked “Tug of War” and made me very interested to hear more of Carly’s music to be released in the future.

Let’s also not forget that Justin Bieber came to Wango Tango just to introduce Carly Rae Jepsen.  He ran out in the middle of the audience to get to the stage, with security on all sides of him running.  He still got attacked by lots of teenage girls and caused a very, very mild riot.

Next up was Foster the people, followed by J. Cole. Both sang their most popular songs including “Pumped up Kicks,” “Work Out,” and “We Like to Party.”

Gym Class Heroes took the stage after J. Cole. They sang “Ass Back Home” and “Billionaire.”  After a speech about bullying and urging the audience to take a stand against bullying, Travie McCoy proceeded to sing the bands newest single  “The Fighter.”  Adam Levine of Maroon 5 also joined Gym Class Heroes on stage to perform “Stereo Hearts.”

After the set from Gym Class Heroes, B.O.B. was next.  He sang “Airplanes,” “Strange Clouds,” and “Nothing on You.”  He also took pictures on stage with the entire audience of Wango Tango, capturing the crowds on both the left hand side of the stage as well as the right.

Next up, Adam Levine returned to the stage with his band, Maroon 5.  With seamless transitions through all of their songs, their set was smooth as butter. They performed “Harder to Breathe,” “Sunday Morning,” “This Love,” “Payphone,” which Wiz Khalifa joined them on stage for his rap verse, and then ended their set with “Moves like Jagger.”

Next up was Nicki Minaj.  She sang “Roman Holiday,” ‘Did on ‘em,” “Beez in the Trap,” and then the livestream cut out.  1027KIISFM tweeted that they were “sharing all the amazing content the artists have agreed to,” so one can only assume that Nicki’s team didn’t agree to livestream her portion.  Her fans were very upset about it, as was I.  I was really looking forward to her performance. At least Sophia Grace and Rosie got to watch it.  Yes Sophia Grace and Rosie were in the audience.  They are at all the hottest Hollywood events these days.

Wiz Khalifa came on afterwards and performed “When I’m Gone,” “No Sleep,” “Roll Up,” “Work Hard Play Hard,” “Young, Wild & Free,” and “Black and Yellow.”  Unlike most rap performances, Wiz didn’t rely exclusively on a DJ for his background track and had a live band.  It really made his performance feel more like you were at a rock and roll concert than a rap concert, which was pretty cool.

Before the last act took the stage, the audience was treated to DJ Pauly D and his awesome fist pumping DJ skills. He had the crowd fist pumping with open and closed fists.

Pitbull, the final act of the show, gave a great performance.  He performed songs he was featured on as well as songs that were his own.He sang “Hey Baby,” “International Love,” “Rain Over Me,” “I Know You Want Me,” “Dance The Night Away,” “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again,” “Back in Time,” and ended with “Give Me Everything.”

Overall, the show was a huge success.  15 years later, and it’s still the hottest concert in the country. Were there any artists you wanted to see perform?  Or were you satisfied with the lineup?

-Katie/@kdubbs89

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