If you graduated high school in the 80's make some noise! lol.
That's how they introduced New Edition. The 80's class and beyond was representing DEEP on the last night of the Essence Music Festival (class of '89 right here!) and I felt like I was amongst my peers, you know, people who know the words to New Edition's throwback jam "Is This The End" and Doug E. Fresh's "The Show" I just thought the whole throwback vibe of the night was lovely.
New Edition opened the show with "If It Isn't Love"
Rewind to Saturday, July 2, 2011, Day 2 of Essence Fest and picture us scrambling for tickets AND a hotel room at the 11th hour just so I wouldn't miss New Edition on Saturday Day 2 of Essence. Then fast forward to us scoring tickets to Saturday Day 2 of Essence! Woo! Only problem was New Edition wasn't performing until Sunday DAY 3 of Essence. You have got to be kidding me. smh :( Leave it to me to mix up the dates. But my husband wanted to see Kanye, and I enjoyed Chaka Khan and Jill Scott (Day 2) so those tickets still worked out.