Philly.com on Jingle Ball
On Philly.com today there’s a brief mention of Timbaland premiering a bit of Madonna‘s new single at the Jingle Ball event:
Timbaland’s set found him half-heartedly rapping along with the recorded versions of his Nelly Furtado duets, “Promiscuous” and “Give It To Me.” On several occasions, his performance consisted of standing off to the side of the stage and nodding his head as his DJ unveiled some new production of his, including a forthcoming collaboration with Madonna and Justin Timberlake.
But if there was something odd about paying to watch a producer listen to his own records, it didn’t seem to strike the audience that way. It didn’t seem to matter who — if anyone — was performing, as long as the songs were good. They were as happy to dance to the music that came over the P.A. between sets as to watch anyone on stage.