March 22, 1990 – Janet Jackson – Capital Centre

Date March 20, 1990
Band Janet Jackson
Tour Rhythm Nation 1814
Venue Capital Centre
City Landover, MD
Who saw this show with me? Linda Altobell

NotesI was really excited about this concert. It was Janet's first ever concert tour and she was supporting her 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814, a fantastic album I might add. The show, however, was in a word - boring. Sure, there was dancing and video and costume changes and more dancing but her performance was lackluster and I felt like she never really connected with the audience. I even wondered if she was actually even singing. 

I recall once someone telling me that the first Madonna concert tour was very similar in that she didn't have the performance experience yet. A few tours and many concerts latter and Madonna kicked ass. I wonder what a Janet Jackson concert is like today, some 21 years later?



  1. Control
  2. Nasty
  3. What Have You Done For Me Lately
  4. Let's Wait Awhile
  5. When I Think Of You
  6. The Pleasure Principle
  7. State Of The World
  8. The Knowledge
  9. Black Cat
  10. Come Back To Me
  11. Alright
  12. Escapade
  13. Miss You Much
  14. Rhythm Nation