If you were in downtown Louisville this past Friday and were worried by the loud girly screams, fear not, it was just the very expected reaction to the Big Time Rush summer tour. For those of you non-rushers, Big Time Rush is a boy band formed in Los Angeles in 2009 after Nickelodeon signed them. They are also the stars of their own television show on Nickelodeon and the Big Time Movie, which was released in March 2012.
Big Time Rush came to Louisville on Friday, August 3 to perform for a huge crowd at the KFC Yum! Center. Opening for them were Rachel Crow, 14-year-old star from Colorado who got her big break from Disney after being eliminated from The X Factor in 2011; and, Cody Simpson, originally from Queensland, Australia who will be releasing his debut album, Paradise, this October. They definitely rocked the stage with their amazing fresh voices and dance moves, however, all the anticipation was for Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan—the members of the BTR band.
Fireworks, glow sticks and of course stage lights were just part of what brought the performance to shine. The crowd was wowed by the set and not to forget, the impressive flips that the members did off of the trampoline on stage!
Every pre-teen girl in Louisville seemed to be screaming, “oh my gosh, marry me” at the Yum! Center on Friday. And if not, she was hoping to win a ticket so she could do just that. The BTR boys broke hundreds of hearts but won four by each bringing a girl from the crowd on stage. They soon made up for it though by going into the crowd, which made the floor of the Yum! Center look like a giant mosh pit of little girls.
Among the many songs they sang were “Elevate”, “Invisible”, and “Windows Down” from their newest album. They also performed “No Idea” which caused much controversy when released as some accused the band of “stealing” the title and chorus from All Time Low’s song “No Idea”.
The crowd consisted of cute little girls all dressed up with poster board signs and lit up arrows, and parents with a much-needed drink in hand. One thing is sure; they all had an experience that will not be forgotten for years.