Live Nation is strongly encouraging fans attending the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z double-bill at Candlestick Park on July 26 to use public transportation or carpool to the venue in what promises to be an exceptionally busy Friday for roads in the Bay Area.
Along with the usual commuter traffic, there are several other major events taking place around the city on the evening of the concert, including a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park, Oakland A’s game at the Coliseum and John Mayer concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.
The prepared statement from the concert promoter advised, in part: “We encourage you to arrive at Candlestick Park prior to 5:00 pm to help avoid possible delays due to traffic… If possible, STAY OFF HIGHWAY 101 for as long as you can, using Highways 280, Highway 92, and Highway 380.”
Candlestick Park will hold more than 70,000 people for the singer and rapper’s “Legends of the Summer” tour date, which will hit 12 stadiums across North America in all.
Shuttle service will be provided from the San Mateo Event Center for $25 per person (an additional $10 will be charged for cars parked on site). Fans can also take Caltrain to the Bayshore station, which is about a 30-minute walk to Candlestick Park. MUNI will run extra T-Line trains along 3rd Street, with shuttle buses connecting to the venue. There are no BART lines that connect to Candlestick.
Parking at the venue will run between $25-$40, depending on time of arrival and the location of the lot. Oversized vehicles will not be allowed in the main lot. Drop-offs and pick-ups are discouraged.
The concert is scheduled to end at 11 p.m. at which point no one will be getting anywhere fast.
I attended summer jam earlier this month and waited almost two hours to leave the parking lot. it was hell – jess
it’s opening night!!!
since february most of us have been counting down the days until our date arrived, but for those in Toronto that day has finally come. Justin and Jay-Z take the stage tonight at 8pm to kick of their highly anticipated co-headling statdium tour. are you ready?
Last Friday, Justin Timberlake unveiled the new single off of the forthcoming second installment of The 20/20 Experience, in store on September 30. The song is titled “Take Back the Night” – and much to the surprise of those who recognize the name of the well known sexual-assault awareness foundation – the title had nothing to do with the Take Back the Night organization and its trademarked name.
Lawyers for the foundation, which dates back to 1973, quickly sent a letter to Timberlake over using the trademarked name without permission, particularly in light of the song’s sexual theme. “The lyrics are definitely very sexual and not at all clearly anti-sexual violence,” Take Back The Nights’ executive director Katherine Koestner told Radar. “‘Use me,’ for example, is not a great phrase for anyone affiliated with the organization.” According to Koestner, “Normally entities as large as Justin Timberlake do very kind and thoughtful things to support our cause.”
Timberlake acted quickly to rectify the situation. He issued a formal apology to the group, stating that he was unfamiliar with TBTN or its mission before writing the song and expressing his hope that the song would help spread the word about its work. He told Radar Online:
“Upon the release of my new single ‘Take Back The Night’, I was made aware of an organization of the same name called The Take Back The Night Foundation. I wanted to take this opportunity to let all know that neither my song nor its lyrics have any association with the organization. As I’ve learned more about The Take Back The Night Foundation, I’m moved by its efforts to stop violence against women, create safe communities and encourage respectful relationships for women — Something we all should rally around. It is my hope that this coincidence will bring more awareness to this cause.”
For their part, TBTN has opted not to pursue legal action against Timberlake, choosing instead to focus on their mission of creating “safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives” and working to spread the word about the very important work that they do. “It just shows how far we have to go when Take Back the Night as a historic movement to end sexual violence in all forms is still not widely enough known, according to Mr. Timberlake, that he claims he didn’t know that we existed,” TBTN’s Koestner told Rolling Stone. “It shows exactly how much work we have to do as an organization and as a cause to end sexual violence to get our visibility increased in pop culture.”
I had completely forgot about this line, then there were rumors of him stepping down as owner, but then this happens lol
TORONTO — Fans showed plenty of summer love for Justin Timberlake as the pop superstar promoted his fashion label north of the border during an in-store appearance.
To the delight of throngs who crowded the main floor of the Bay’s flagship Toronto store, Timberlake joined his childhood friend Trace Ayala on Tuesday to tout the fall collection of their label, William Rast.
The brand’s name originates from combining Timberlake grandfather’s first name (William) and Ayala’s grandfather’s surname (Rast).
Following an introduction by Hudson’s Bay Co. vice-chair Bonnie Brooks, the duo took to the stage with Timberlake sporting a slicked-back ‘do, blazer, white William Rast logo tee with a cassete tape and jeans. Following the brief photo opportunity, media were ushered out and Ayala and Timberlake conducted an onstage interview with ETalk reporter Traci Melchor.
credit for the images goes to the fans that took them!