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Chris Brown Dances into the Bay Area

Chris Brown belts out a tune.

Seven-time Grammy Award nominee and four-time BET Award winning R&B singer, songwriter and dancer Chris Brown received a double standing ovation at his Bay Area concert on his F.A.M.E. tour.
Brown, along with rap artists Tyga, Bow Wow and T-Pain, gave the crowd a night to remember at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord Saturday night.
The venue was packed with fans of all ages donning their Chris Brown gear.
The stage was lined with super-sized letters spelling out T-Y-G-A, which is an acronym for Thank You God Always.
Smoke clouded the stage as California native rapper Tyga, 21, emerged from the fog rapping the Young Money Entertainment hit, “Roger That.”
Tyga, who released his debut album, “No Introduction” in 2008, fed off the crowd’s energy as they sang along to his hit singles “Far Away” and “Rack City.”
Tyga personalized his performance by jumping from the stage and dancing with the crowd while performing Young Money’s popular single “Bedrock.”
Next to hit the stage was well-known rapper turned actor and the newest member of Young Money Entertainment Bow Wow, 24.
With “Marco Polo” thumping from the speakers, Bow Wow darted to the stage and started dancing.
His energy spilled over into the crowd and successfully won over his fans, new and old.
He touched on his old school hits “Freshazimis” and “Oh I Think Dey Like Me.”
One minute he was dancing the “Dougie” center stage, the next he was hopping on speakers and then he was rapping face to lens with the show’s camera.
Others joined Bow Wow on the stage, including Bay Area rapper Lil B and Bay Area legend E-40, to the shock and amazement of the crowd.
E-40 performed his 2010 single “B**ch” and his most recent hit, “My S**t Bang.”
After E-40 bid the crowd farewell, Bow Wow kept the show rolling with his first single “Bounce With Me” and some other favorites ending with his newest single “Sweat,” featuring rapper Lil Wayne.
The show was already smoking but got even hotter when two-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer T-Pain hit the stage.
This Tallahassee-born star made a grand entrance, complete with dancers, bright lights and earth shattering bass bumping through the   massive speakers.
T-Pain connected with the crowd instantly by informing them that he had just made a $1,000 bet with Bow Wow that he would have more fun with the audience.
“Y’all gone help me win this money,” exclaimed T-Pain. The crowd roared.
T-Pain first made a name for himself in 2005, with his first album “Rappa Ternt Sanga,” which sold 171,000 copies in the first week.
While he may not look like he can “bust a move,” T-Pain surprisingly never missed a beat.
Aside from his vigorous pop locking, he auto-tuned his way through hit songs like “Buy You A Drank” and “Bartender.”
His witty performance peaked when he performed of DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win.”
“This ain’t a job for me, this is a passion,” T-Pain concluded. “You can say I’m fake, lame or just straight up whack, but the truth of the matter is T-Pain is back!”
With these words, he dropped the microphone and walked off stage while the crowd went wild.
With multi colored lights blazing across the stage, the crowd could barely be contained. It was finally time for the main event.
Chris Brown was lifted to the stage dressed in camouflage and wearing combat boots. He came equipped with a group of dancers and a live band with the stage backdrop playing a slideshow of his music videos, album covers, interviews and TV appearances.
Without hesitation, he got right into his performance, starting the show with his hit singles “Transform Ya” and “Wall 2 Wall.”
Brown and his dancers hit their moves with robotic precision.
As soon as Brown started to remove his jacket, the ear piercing screams of hormone-elevated women and men echoed throughout the pavilion.
“Bay Area, man I’m so excited to be here tonight,” said Brown as he finally addressed the crowd. “Did y’all come to party? I know how y’all get down out here.”
Brown’s show was phenomenal. With flames bursting from the stage, he performed “Run it” and “Yo (excuse me).”
From his comical facial expressions and his charismatic swag to his sensual ab grinding and provocative pelvic thrusting, this man really put on a show.
Brown slowed down the tempo of his show by having one lucky girl escorted onto the stage and positioned on a couch.
Brown performed sexy slow jams, including “Wet The Bed,” and “No Bs”, he then performed, “Take You Down,” while giving his guest an arousing lap dance.
He picked the show right back up with “She Ain’t You.” This was the most climatic portion of the night, complete with a laser light show.
The pavilion transformed from a concert venue into a nightclub when he sang his party singles, “Deuces,” “Forever” and “Yeah 3x.” The crowd gave Brown a standing ovation as he left the stage.
He and his dancers made one last colorful appearance on stage performing his newest single, “Beautiful People,” wearing one-of-a-kind light-up suits.
Everyone continued standing and cheering for this young star and he did not disappoint. This show gave fans a concert that they will remember for a lifetime.

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