It rained and it poured, but no one would be caught dead snoring at the Buena Park Mall.
Despite the fact that it was raining so hard that everyone in attendance was faced with the fact that they might get drenched an incredible amount of people turned out to not only help out a teen in need by bringing a gift for Giving Children Hope, but see AMP artists [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dev[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mann[/lastfm] perform a live concert!
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The stage was set, Metro PCS & Ford had booths & DJ Kryptonite was spinning while the crowds poured in with more gifts than could be imagined. Passerbys stopped to ask what was going on and when promo girls explained that it was a toy drive for teens and a concert with AMP artists Dev & Mann as well as an AMP t-shirt.
Each of these people would return with a gift. And not just an afterthought, these people were bringing legitimate gifts and it made our Grinch-like hearts grow ten times the size it was before we got there.
So our hearts are not small at any rate, but the show of love was incredible and you could feel it in the air. AMP jocks Booker, McCabe, Michelle & Seena were on hand, despite the heavy rain and were all impressed by the outpour of love from the AMP audience.
At 7:00 pm, DJ Kryptonite took the stage and got the audience warmed up for Mann and Dev. Fans packed in under the tent to hide from the rain and it became an incredible spectacle just to watch how tightly they could squeeze in together.
Many of them opted to put on the special red and green holiday AMP t-shirts, getting rid of their other wet clothes and showing their AMP pride!
At 7:30pm, AMP DJs Michelle and Booker took to the stage to greet the crowd and introduce Mann who exploded onto the stage sending the crowd into a real frenzy. The tent was packed and people stood in the rain trying to catch a glimpse of the “Buzzin'” singer who was about to go on. The rain had let up a little and with a boom Mann was looking dapper in a green flannel and a red and black down vest, got on the mic asking where all the sexy ladies were?
The crowd erupted in screams. In case you couldn’t tell they were everywhere and they wanted Mann, and luckily they were going to get him. Mann ate up the applause asking if anyone there knew his brother [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jason Derulo[/lastfm], who performed at last years Toys For Teens and flowed right into his hit “Text” which features the “Watcha Say” singer.
- “Text” featuring Jason Derulo
- “Slow Dance”
Mann warmed up the crowd for Dev and ended his set exclaiming, “I love all my fans!” Then immediately went to meet his fans and take photos with them. In the meantime, Dev had emerged and was getting ready to go on stage. She looked “fly as a G-6” in a woolen grey coat to fend off the rain and Gwen Stefani balloon pants and bustier. McCabe & Seena introduced her and the tent that didn’t seem like it could hold any more people began to flood over just like the outdoors.
Dev was ready for the crowd who were equally ready for her. She got on stage and really brought it, even jumping into the crowd and posing for photos while on stage doing her thing. She pointed to a guy in the audience and said, “Hey you, want to go out? How old are you?” It’s likely he wasn’t old enough, but that didn’t stop Dev from asking or him from being the coolest kid in the audience.
Dev’s “Booty Bounce”:
At the end of her time on stage, confetti exploded onto the crowd while Dev detonated an extraordinary amount of magic rolling into the AMP smash-hit, “Like A G-6.” Even people stuck in the rain were getting down, despite the fact that the raining was pouring harder than ever and the were getting all wet.
- “Dungeons & Dragons”
- “Booty Bounce” with some remixed “Like A G-6”
- “Bass Down Low”
- “Like A G-6”
It was a great day for AMP radio, Dev, Mann & the charity Giving Children Hope, which is the recipient of all the awesome donated gifts! We can’t wait till the next time we get to spend time with Dev, Mann and of course the AMP audience!
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