Mark Ballas And BC Jean Perform At The Cutting Room In New York City – Review, Photos, Videos By Lily
You might know Lily from comments and other Pure blogs. Well, Lily saw BC Jean and Mark Ballas, aka Alexander Jean, perform in New York City, NY at The Cutting Room. Below she tells us all about it. Lily also sent us some fun photos and beautiful videos of their performances. You will love this. Enjoy! (((((THANKS LILY!!!!))))) You are a jewel!
I’ve been a fan of Mark Ballas on DWTS because of his creativity, choreography, goofiness and of course his dance skills. I had a meet and greet with DWTS live tour in January 2015, but Mark wasn’t there that day so I was disappointed that I didn’t get to meet him. During week 9 of DWTS S21, when Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin used Alexander Jean’s song Roses and Violets, I was inspired to see them in concert when they announced their tour last year.
When Alexander Jean played Webster Hall in NYC in July 2016, I was able to meet Mark and BC before and after their show! Since then, I have been able to see Mark perform as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys in October 2016, and November 2016.
Mark tweeted about playing another gig at The Cutting Room in NYC. I was planning to go, but final plans didn’t work out until the day of the show! Marianne, another DWTS fan, was generous enough to do the driving, and we even found free parking on the street in NYC! We arrived at the venue at 10pm, and the show started shortly after 10:30pm. The setlist was as follows, in no particular order:
“The Chain” Fleetwood Mac cover
Whiskey and Morphine
Stampede, Mark’s guitar solo
Roses and Violets
If I Were a Boy – Beyonce song written by BC Jean et al.
The songs on their first EP are inspiring, and were performed with talent, passion & chemistry. The show ended around 12:15 am. Many of the Jersey Boys cast were there to show support. There were also friends of Val Chmerkovskiy who were there to support Mark and BC such as Nicole Volynets.
We all waited around for Mark and BC to greet the fans. Marianne and I got on line to wait to talk with Mark and BC Jean. When it was my turn, I said hello and introduced myself, and they both said it was nice to see you again, and always show your support. I said something like “you remembered”? Mark said “It’s hard to forget you. Thank you for always showing your support”! Awwwww!
I was holding a photobook that I made, and Mark asked “what do you have there”? I said I made a photobook and showed him the page of our meet and greet from July, and asked them both to sign the page. They were happy to oblige, and then we proceeded to pose for our pictures.
Marianne was taking pictures during our talking & signing, so when it was time for the posed picture, the camera wasn’t ready, so we had to wait a few seconds. She was able to take a couple of pictures. Mark also asked me to tag him when I post the pictures. After saying thank you, and that I will miss them, they promised that they will come back in the summer for their second EP release. Afterwards, I asked Mark if he will be doing DWTS, and he made a hand gesture about being not sure! We shall see!
We left the venue around 1:50 am. Marianne dropped me off at 2:30am, and she didn’t get home until 3:50 am so it was a late night for sure, but we had a great time! Thank you Mark and BC!
Here are some pictures and videos. I tweeted some pictures and videos, and Shirley Ballas liked them. Enjoy!