CLEVELAND, Ohio – Wanna know how words get made up? Go to a Justin Timberlake show.
When the former Mousketeer’s “Man of the Woods” tour stopped at Quicken Loans ArenaTuesday night, it wasn’t quite a concert. There was way too much dancing and theatrics for that.
But it wasn’t quite a dance recital or a revue, either. There was way too much singing for that.
What to do? What to do?
Ah, here we go: The two-hour sensory blitzkrieg, featuring a serpentine stage that spanned the width of The Q floor, laser lights and a stunning collection of musicians, was a “concital.”
That’s never going to get past Merriam Webster or the even tougher judges, copy editors at The Plain Dealer. But dang it, that’s what it was.
The gifted Timberlake has the moves of Michael Jackson, the charisma of Cary Grant and the aww shucks of Mickey Rooney’s Andy Hardy. Not that anyone from this era knows who that is. Look it up, you whippersnappers. It’s the truth