Destiny's Child at their BEST!! A review & show summary.
Ant a.k.a. Buffster2002 | 05/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"michelle, beyonce, and kelly all give the performance of their lives. actually, the tour of their lives. just oiver a year after their world tour, music world music and sony dvd have released this dvd featuring their 2002 concert set.
the show starts with independent women, featuring amazing fire effects and dancing. the shiny gold costumes accompany dc as they perform imdependant women, no no no, bills bills bills, get on the bus,and nasty girl (their dancers dressed as "nasty girls").when they return to stage, they are wearing stunning red and diamond gowns, as they peform emotions, heard a word (michelle solo), ohh child (kelly solo), and dangerously in love/work it out (beyonce's solo's). after an acappela gospel medley that blows you off your seat,a dance break featuring the male dancers is on as the ladies change.as they dance and sing bootylicious, say my name, jumpin jumpin, and a rendition of missy elliots "get ur freak on", michelle, beyonce and kelly all wear purple and silver tassled mini skirts and silver diamond bra tops. their dancers are leather clad.when they re emerge for the finale, dc wear jungle grass skirts and amazon tops, and their dancers are all wearing jungle themed clothes too. they all blow you away with the dance for "survivor", and a bongo drum solo buy the 3 of them tops it off. then, onstage, they remove the jungle clothes to reveal graffiti, diamond denim mini shorts and tops to perform "happy face", the huge finale featuring happy faced balloons falling from the roof.dc do a great job at this concert tour, which features live vocals, live band, and dancers, along with special stage effects and lighting to die for. there are also costume changes and solo songs.
add to this an array of special features, and you have a PERFECT dvd. but this dvd, you will not be dissapointed :-)"
3.5 Stars.....Pretty Tolerable Concert....
Jamaal A. Bivens | Jacksonville, Florida | 05/16/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Destiny's Child is one of my favorite female R&B groups, just behind The Emotions and En Vogue. That said, I really expected this DVD of their 2003 world tour to really captivate my attention. On some points, it did, but on many others it left a lot to be desired.
I did enjoy a few select performances of their classic hits. My favorite was their "Gospel Medley", in which the girls really blended well with each other and shows you that they can really SANG! "Happy Face" was an added treat, for it looked like they had a lot of fun doing it and singing it. I loved the interlude of "Proud Mary", in which the girls' harmonies were sounding really good. Also worth mentioning is "Get On the Bus", in which they ended with a new spin on the chorus, and it was funny to see Beyonce' take over Kelly's lead with Kelly standing there with an attitude and Beyonce' rolling her eyes looking like "what?!". That was TOO funny. Also, the end of "Nasty Girl" was too funny with Michelle in her usual comedic element.
Beyonce' actually amazed me with her control over her voice when she sang "Dangerously In Love". I have never heard her sing so LOW. She really got down there at the end of the song. Also, the bonus music videos were an added treat, although I would have liked to see "Get On the Bus" and "Nasty Girl".
There is just too much wrong with this DVD for me to thoroughly enjoy it. First, I have nothing against DC, but I don't like the fact that they were blatantly and obviously lip-synching the choruses in their songs. I say obvious because the background vocals sound far away while the leads are loud, and on a couple of songs the background vocals sound really karaoke and not very DC-esque. Also, I really saw no real point for the few solos that were included. "Ooh Child" was a horrible remake, and I expected it to be a lot better, a la DC's performance with Cyndi Lauper on the Rock Against Breast Cancer TV special a few years ago. Also, Michelle sounded a little off on her solo song "Heard A Word". And, on the solos, I really would have loved to see the other members on stage singing the background vocals to each others' solo songs.
Another problem I had was the lackadaisacal feel of the concert. DC really didn't give us much energy -- I've seen more energy from them on talk show performances. Oftentimes, Beyonce' looked as if she didn't want to be there but had to be, and it painfully showed in a lot of her singing or lack thereof. Also, the DVD is obviously edited because in the scope of ten seconds the girls went from skirts and shorts on "Nasty Girl" to evening gowns on "Emotion". Huh? I deperately wanted to see the Michael Jackson routine on "Bootylicious" but that was edited out as well. And, I would have loved to see some type of interview or something instead of the printed biography that was given.
Hopefully, if DC releases another concert on DVD, it's unedited and actually has the girls singing a lot more and with a lot more energy."
Worth Every Penny!
Marcus | Connecticut, USA | 12/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love the fact that my favorite group of all time has a DVD! Although it's a bit outdated, it still doesn't get old. Destiny's Child prove that they have what it takes to get a crowd pumped up in this energy filled DVD. Michelle and Kelly are great crowd pleasers, but of course, Beyoncé steals the show! Performance Ratings --- * 1 Star ** 2 Stars *** 3 Stars **** 4 Stars ***** 5 Stars
1. Program Start (JUST AN INTRO BASCIALLY) 2. Independent Women, Pt. I ***** 3. No, No, No Pt. 2 **** 4. Bug A Boo ***** 5. Bills, Bills, Bills ***** 6. Get On The Bus ***** 7. Nasty Girl *** 8. Emotion *** 9. Ooh Child (Kelly) ** 10. Heard A Word (Michelle) **** 11. Dangerously In Love (Beyonce) ***** 12. Gospel Medley ***** 13. Bootylicious ***** 14. Say My Name **** 15. Work It Out (Beyonce) ***** 16. Proud Mary ***** 17. Jumpin' Jumpin' ***** 18. Survivor ***** 19. Happy Face *****"
Kelly, Beyonce and Michelle Strut Their Stuff...
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 02/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"....and come up with a powerful stage show filmed in Rotterdam. You can see--and this is no criticism, but an observation--clearly which of the ladies have the star quality that will make her the international solo artist. Watch the ladies roar and finesse their way thru their most popular tunes--Bills. Bills, Bills, Bootlicious, Jumpin' Jumpin' and so forth. Each singer has a solo spot in which Beyonce does the Carmen-like Dangerously In Love, Michelle does a gospel tune and Kelly does the Ol Skool tune OoooO Child. A definite highlight is their rendition of the Bee Gees penned Emotions. Tawk about harmonies...anyway, while I ain't a huge fan of Destiny's Child, this is quite an entertaining concert. I think those who are truly fans are gonna love this."
Emanuel Brown | Argentina | 07/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best dvd concert i ever saw the concert its awesome and the three music vids make it better go ahead and buy it believe me you will enjoy it"