My Boo… oh!!! oh!!!

Alicia Keys came to town. Well Los Angeles that is because we all know Rancho Cucamonga is my town, then again Los Angeles, i am always there. Anyways. had the general day at work however i brought my change of clothes to work, so that i can change before work is over so that i head out right when work is done. So i bring my express jeans, versace button up and my chucks, and hang it up at my at my desk and get back to work.
Then i hear comments and i hear someone go, i know i make a few more bucks than you do, but i dont wear versace. I just looked at him and go, oh… its not versace, it Fosace. Everyone in the office started goin around making comments and shit and i was just like whatever. Its fake, blah blah, this and that. People asking prices, and i was like 10 dollars in the alley. I didnt want to say how much it was, but if you want to compare it cost about an iPod or so. THERE!! Jeezesh.. I wonder how they office would react if they found out i own more than 1 shirt.
Headed out to LA around 5:20 and made it out there at 6:30. Hella surprised. Met up with a friend at LA Weekly where they work, hung out there and what not. Walked over to the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. Called time for press is at 7:45. Got my pass and then was escorted in. Heres the thing, i was 1 of 7 people who were allowed to take photos along side The Source, OC Register, and LA Time. I was the only one running around taking pictures because i had this little digital camera and the other photographers had these huge paparazzi lenses and shit. What i like to do is see how far i can push my press pass, i went right up to the front row and started taking pictures. The ushers would say no cameras and go back to your seat and i would point to my sticker and they would be oh ok. The security werent so nice, haha.
Kodak Theatre, hella nice venue. However it is pretty small. Of course it always look big on television. The capacity is 3,500. Very nice with them private booth thingys.
John Legend, ive had his album for awhile and havent listened to it. However, this dude is a great performer and he had some tight ass songs. Tracks like “I Can Change” “Used to Love You” “She Dont Have to Know” You can check out these tracks on my radio, when i have it up. Coming real soon. Anyways, Alicia Keys had a great set. She had this 50’s vibe goin on with Cab Calloway and the whole band and what not as you can tell with the pictures below. I didnt get to check out the whole show because they had security on lock and kicked out the photo people after the second song. I wanted to get a review ticket but fuckin her tour PR chick didnt get me on it. This is the same chick who was bouncing me around with the Ashlee Simpson concert. Thats what i get dealing with people from NYC.
Oh!! before the concert, i see Farnsworth Bentley with a chick. This nigga is hella tall, but he was sporting purple pants. I was about to say. If ya dont know who he is, hes the dude who holds Puffy’s umbrella. Ray Liotta was with his daughter which is a nice thing to do. Jane Yamamoto, from FOX was there. Dude i see her EVERYWHERE i go. Also, i found out Kanye West had a surprise appearance on her show on Thursday performing two songs. That would have been hot to check out.. Dude, i love the ladies who come out to Hollywood, so fione and diverse.. There was this chick sitting behind me, where we friggin caught eyes everytime i i turned around or leave me seat.. WOW! Did i mention i love LA?? I sing the phrases of Randy Newman all the time!! I LOVE LA!!
Here are the pictures i took with my shitty Canon S400 ELPH. Great photos for still, i needa go get a better one for distance,action, and lighting. Anyways, you can take these pictures if you like, but not for commercial use. They are copyrighted, so actually take them, and if i find out you will be paying me some moola. They can help me get my car faster. THANKS!!

Alicia Keys…. pretty much speechless….again

About Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer. Over the past six years, he has covered various concerts, movie premieres, red carpets, parties, and events. A southern California native, Anh attended UCLA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a minor in Accounting. In addition to photography, he is currently pursuing his license as a CPA and hopes to go law school. Adding to his many interests, Anh also loves to cook and has worked as a line cook for Food Network's celebrity chef Scott Conant's restaurant, Scarpetta, in Beverly Hills.