Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pharell, EWF, Pharell's hat and the music from the 2014 NBA All-Star Game by Yoyo Sarmenta. VIDEO:

The 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans featured everything an All-Star Weekend should feature: celebrities, interviews, NBA stars, hoops, and dunks! But the weekend wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention the music.

Pharell Williams started the party when he took the stage during the All-Star introductions along with Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, and of course, Pharell’s hat.

They sang one hit after another.


“Hot in Here”

“Pass The Rock This Way”


“Blurred Lines”

“Get Lucky”

It made me ask, “Am I watching a performance from the Grammys?”

Too bad we didn’t see Lebron James or John Wall bust out their dance moves during that performance.

The halftime show, a mixture of some old school soul and new school flavor, was just as sweet.

Trombone Shorty opened the show with Louisiana legend Dr. John and Gary Clark, Jr.. The game was being played in The Big Easy, after all. Afterwards, Janelle Monae took the stage and was as electric as her song “Electric Lady.” Then, Earth, Wind, and Fire –- yeah EWF! -- closed the halftime set with “Shining Star.”

The 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend was filled with different highlights, storylines, and big names. Someone dropped the Rising Stars MVP trophy. They tried a new dunk contest format. We all hoped to see Durant vs LeBron but Kyrie stole the show. Chris Tucker did a Rush Hour 2 throwback when he was danced to MJ’s “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.”

But it was fitting that so many fans tweeted about the arena organ player who did a keyboard rendition of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” during the game. Because the 2014 All-Star Game wasn’t just about the All-Stars. It wasn't just about the dunk contest that needs tweaking, again. 't wasn’t just about Pharell’s kick-ass hat. It was also about the music. YS

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