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Coach Cal flew in for the Justin Timberlake concert

John Calipari was busy recruiting Wednesday afternoon, but when Justin Timberlake is performing in your team’s arena, you drop everything to get there.

Coach Cal flew back to Lexington to attend the Timberlake concert with his wife, Ellen, and I’m sure he had a wonderful time. (I know I did.) After the show, Cal gave Timberlake a tour of his Rupp Arena office and took advantage of the photo-op.

Okay let’s talk about this Justin Timberlake concert. It was insane. Rupp Arena was sold out to the top bleachers, all the way around the building, even behind the stage. I’ve never seen that for a Rupp concert before. Usually they cover up sections with black curtains, but nope, not for JT. Fans were packed in there like sardines from the general admission floor to the very top.

It was an amazing show too. That guy can do it all and the production that goes into his concert is even more impressive. Revoke my man card if you’d like but I had a blast… until I got home and looked in the mirror and realized how inferior I am as a man. It’s not fair that he gets to be JT and all of us have to be us.

Oh, and I want to go on record as saying he’s the second coming of Michael Jackson and probably better. Don’t @ me.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Coach Cal flew in for the Justin Timberlake concert



  1. vladimirhootin
    11:05 am September 20, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder if he said anything about Cal leaving Memphis?



  2. Bluebloodtoo
    11:06 am September 20, 2018 Permalink

    Timberlake needs to work on his PR smile. Most of those pics look like he’s completely uninterested.



    • Booby Petrino
      11:59 am September 20, 2018 Permalink

      He’s probably tired after putting in an that work at his show. He’s not 20 anymore lol



  3. natedaddy
    11:36 am September 20, 2018 Permalink

    As a rock music fan, growing up I loathed the boy bands like nsync. But as I got older and since he went solo, I grew an appreciation for his music and his overall talent. IMO, he’s the most talented pop star since Michael Jackson.



    • J. Did
      5:15 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

      I agree 100%. The skits on SN were brilliant. The duet with Chris Stapleton on 2015 CMA’s blew me away.



    • J. Did
      5:19 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

      SNL



  4. meeksfor3
    11:55 am September 20, 2018 Permalink

    Better than MJ? You been hitting the Pincer Vodka at KSBar&Grill?



    • Bluebloodtoo
      12:56 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

      He said “since MJ”, not better than MJ.



  5. Booby Petrino
    12:02 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

    Weird, there were so a lot of tickets on ticketmaster yesterday afternoon.



    • J. Did
      5:22 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

      Ten dollar tix in Paintsville…



  6. Iamheasyouarehe
    1:22 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

    Gotta put Bruno Mars in there somewhere, he’s pretty damned good.



  7. chrisg18
    1:27 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

    Definitely a good show but saw him at Yum for the 20/20 tour and that was much better. Probably has mostly to do with the difference in the albums as MOTW does not lend itself to being a great concert album, but he also had a moving stage that was awesome. Hard to top!



  8. Kat4Life
    2:12 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

    I’m with ya Drew……JT ?



  9. mphafl0
    2:26 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

    Well he’s certainly better at not diddling little boys



    • cats646
      2:40 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

      ^^



    • J. Did
      5:28 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

      Fathered his own kids too (without MacCauley Culkin, Dr. Arnie Klein, or any of his JAX 5 brothers).



  10. Irish son
    3:37 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

    Two pimps!



  11. friendsofcoal
    11:29 pm September 20, 2018 Permalink

    JT and Chris Stapleton duo was the $hit!