Why would anyone show up to see her perform? You know how some people deliberately show up to a concert late because they just didn't care for the opening act? Keri was faced with that same problem. Over the weekend, she performed at the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! concert at American Airlines Center, in Dallas. Lenny Kravitz was the headliner and she served as the opening act. This would explain why only a handful of people were sitting in the nosebleeds and were not upgraded to front row seating. Although the concert was far from a sellout, the crowd in numbers did become a lot healthier when Lenny got on stage. The audience was hype for him, but that's only because the headliner is who people wanted to see.
Even with a four-piece backing band, Keri reportedly failed to excite the crowd with her performance and encountered technical issues with the sound. I know BeyHive must be having a field day with this one. This is not the first time Keri performed to an empty arena. The same situation happened to her in Ghana two years ago. Poor dat. I went to a club concert of hers three years ago at the O2 in Birmingham. My sister got us tickets for my birthday and I actually enjoyed her set. It was energetic, and the turnout was pretty good considering. I just think she should follow Ciara and play it safe with the club performances if this is what she wants to do or as I say... stick to songwriting.
This is what the arena looked like when Keri performed:
Here's video proof showing Keri performing and the thousands of empty seats in clear view: