Motivational Muses Sees Big Time Rush

Exclusive Motivational Muses Show Coverage | By: Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush preforming as smoke pillars go off next to them, an orange hue gives the illusion of fire.

Big Time Rush performing at Toyota Music Factory.

Photo by Aaron Gatewood (@aarongatewoodx on Instagram)


On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Big Time Rush made a stop in Irving, Texas at the Toyota Music Factory as part of their Forever Tour. They announce their tour earlier this year with two main dates in Chicago and New York. Granted, some of us didn't realize they were taking this tour nationwide. So, as any impulsive Libra-tendency individuals would do, we snagged ourselves a last-minute ticket and high-tailed it to the Factory by any means necessary. Shout out to Lyft and loving parental figures who volunteered their time and vehicles to make this trip a reality.


Now, time for the exciting part! Let's talk about this sensational concert to connect us to our younger, less-stressed selves. It's 2009 just got home from a long day of school. Turn on the television to Nickelodeon and are welcomed by the iconic "oh oh oh oh ohhhhhh," signaling the entrance of none other than Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos PenaVega, AKA, Big Time Rush. Life is good. Imagine that feeling of joy and amplify it by 1000! That's the best way to describe the energy created by an almost sold-out crowd of nearly 8,000 Big Time Rushers!


Spencer Sutherland performing at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.

Photos by Caden Huston (@cadenhuston on Instagram).


Kicking off the night was none other than Spencer Sutherland. Hailing from Pickerington, Ohio, he is a pop and R&B artist who captivated the crowd! Through perfectly controlled riffs and a spell-bounding stage presence, Sutherland brought an energy that fuelled the crowd for the night to come. While his set was relatively short, roughly five to six songs, he made every second count. Even performing a reduction of "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus! Talk about a crowd favorite! Another crowd pleaser was his single "Sweater." This man has been through some heartbeat. He also performed "Indigo" an enthralling love ballad that had some swooning. For those who love music that makes their soul soar, Spencer Sutherland fits the bill!


Since we found ourselves completely immersed in Sutherland's performance, we kind of forgot to get some live-action footage! Thank goodness for the power of social media. Take a listen to Sutherland performing his latest single "Everybody" during the tour date in St. Louis, Missouri on July 31. Round of applause to Caden Huston, Sutherland's photographer and videographer, for such a stunning Reel! Watch this Reel and more on Sutherland's Instagram account, @spencermusic.


Spencer Sutherland performing "Everybody" during the St. Louis, Missouri date.

Video by Caden Huston (@cadenhuston on Instagram)


Sutherland had some fun with the Texas crowd with a little group participation cheer.


"When I say yee, you say haw!"


While it tends to be a Texas stereotype, Texans cannot pass up any opportunity to say "yeehaw" at any given moment, especially if group participation points are involved. See the full video below of this wholesome interaction, filmed by Caden Huston.

Spencer Sutherland leads the Irving, Texas crowd into a yeehaw chant.

Video by Caden Huston (@CadenHuston on Instagram)


Spencer Sutherland's set indicated a glimpse of what the night held in store for all those attending. Dallas will gladly welcome Sutherland with open arms should he ever decide to give the city another visit! After Sutherland's electrifying performance a buzz of excitement fell over the crowd while anticipation grew for the arrival of Big Time Rush.


Whilst chatting to fellow concert attendees the stage crew dropped the Forever Tour banner and everyone's attention fell to the stage, hoping for a glimpse of the nostalgic, not-so-boy, boy band. Phones illuminate the lower pit as cameras roll, not wanting to miss the moment where Big Time Rush makes their grand appearance. After an anguishing three and a half minutes, the banner drops.


And it went like this.

Big Time Rush's set officially opens with the dropping of their tour banner.

Video by Anastasia Logan


Once the music started, it never stopped. The first song out of the gate was "Windows Down." Most everyone in the crowd was immediately on their feet as the nostalgia-filled set kicked off. Even after a decade, Big Time Rush brought their iconic, synchronized dance routines with unparalleled energy, the crowd fuelling the flame. Next in the lineup were "Any Guy," a personal favorite, "Halfway There," and "No Idea"

Big Time Rush performing "Windows Down."

Video by Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "Any Guy."

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "Halfway There."

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "No Idea."

Video by: Anastasia Logan.


Acoustic sets during concerts always have a calming ambiance about them. Allowing for a moment of pause after high-energy performances. Now, is it probably because the guys needed to take a breather, sure, but the acoustic set during this concert was a wholesome moment. Carlos spoke about how the acquired the ukulele he was using and that man loves his uke. Everything about this set was about having fun. They kicked off with a rendition of the iconic, "Turd Song," those who get it, get it and those who don't, don't. Then came "Stuck," a slow-paced song love song that definitely pulled at our younger heartstrings. They even decided to pull in the Backstreet Boys with a cover of "I Want it That Way," which flowed into a performance of "I Know You Know."

Big Time Rush performing "Stuck."

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "I Want it That Way."

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "I Know You Know."

Video by: Anastasia Logan.


Every fan dreams of being able to interact with their favorite band. May that be a meet-in-greet event or a quick photo after the show, it's always a highlight. For six lucky fans in Irving, Big Time Rush decided to take this sentiment one step further by inviting them on stage while they performed "Worldwide." The only condition was, that they had to know the entire song by heart, which wasn't going to be a roadblock in the slightest. This moment was incredibly wholesome, watching fans interact with artists from their childhood as they are serenaded will be an unforgettable memory that they will carry for the rest of their lives.

Big Time Rush performing "Worldwide" as fans join them on stage.

Video by Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "Worldwide" as fans join them on stage.

Video by Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "Worldwide" as fans join them on stage.

Video by Anastasia Logan


While being on an extensive stage overlooking almost 8,000 adoring fans is an experience in itself, Big Time Rush decided it wasn't enough for them. Halfway through the show, they decided to disperse themselves into the audience giving some fans an unforgettable experience. Because let's be real, something about one of the guys being inches in front of you does something to the chemical balance of the brain. While Section 202 didn't have the honor of intermingling with the guys, Logan Henderson and Kendall Schmidt walked through the crowd while performing the banger "Paralyzed."

Logan Henderson made his way through the crowd while interacting with fans.

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Logan Henderson singing within the crowd at the Irving, Texas tour date.

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Logan Henderson made his way through the crowd while performing "Paralyzed."

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Kendall Schmidt in the crowd while performing "Paralyzed."

Video by: Anastasia Logan


Following their experience intermingling with the crowd, Big Time Rush returns to the big stage and tests out their acting skills with a wholesome skit regarding an old boombox. As the boombox plays some hit songs, including Oliva Rodrigo's "Good For You," the tunes switch up as they "find" a cassette tape entitled "OG Big Time Rush." Everything about this tour is to celebrate the nostalgia of watching the iconic show back in the day. Even though they did perform a few of their newer releases, most everyone in the crowd wanted one thing and one thing only. Jam out to the original titles which gave Big Time Rush their place in music history. For the next 20 minutes, they played "City is Ours," "Big Night," "Party Like a Rockstar," "World Stops," and "If I Ruled the World," in rapid succession, not allowing anyone to catch their breath. Talk about an unintended cardio routine.

Big Time Rush performing "City is Ours."

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "Big Night."

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "Party Like a Rockstar."

Video by Anastasia Logan.

Big Time Rush performing "World Stops."

Video by: Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "If I Ruled the World."

Video by: Anastasia Logan


Ask any Big Time Rush fan to rate their top 5 favorite songs. Nine times out of ten "Big Time Rush," the iconic theme song from the show and "Boyfriend," would fall easily in the top three spots. For those reasons, these two songs were the last to be performed during the encore session of the show. Granted, moments before the guys did a dramatic stage exit by falling from one of the multistory set pieces for a quick costume change. They always did have a flair for the dramatic.


Unlike every other video clip within this show coverage piece, the performances for "Big Time Rush" and "Boyfriend" were recorded in their entirety. Enjoy them below.

Big Time Rush performing "Big Time Rush."

Video by Anastasia Logan

Big Time Rush performing "Boyfriend."

Video by Anastasia Logan


Those who know anything about the Lone Star State, know, it's hot! For the month of July, there were weeks where it was well over 100 for a consecutive set of days. Even at 10:30 p.m. when the concert was beginning to wrap up, these four have been grooving for a solid two hours in 90-degree heat at a venue where airflow just wasn't happening! Carlos and Logan brought it upon themselves to cool off a bit before their big send-off.

Big Time Rush signing off in Irving, Texas.

Video by: Anastasia Logan


If there is anything Dallas-area music enthusiasts are going to do, is to leave touring artists with an overwhelming sense of unity. For every leg of this show, the Dallas crowd gave their all to a group they grew up with. Let it be known, that if ten years down the line, Big Time Rush wants to celebrate their twenty-year anniversary Dallas with gladly welcome them with open arms.


Make sure to catch Big Time Rush as they continue on the Forever Tour. Visit here to look up and buy tickets to experience Big Time Rush in the flesh!

 

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