The Blonde and The Maven
Rock, Roll and
Jingle All the Way to the Jingle
Roth and Shara Rosayn,
from “The Blonde and The
Every year at this time, the Miami-based radio
station Y-100.7 FM, owned by Clear Channel
Communications, holds a multi-artist concert, known as
Jingle Ball. Tickets are usually sold out before the day
of the show. This year was no exception, as tickets sold
out a week before the concert.
December 12, 2004, at the Office Depot Center, the
smashing Jingle Ball concert was a huge success! The
line-up of recording artists included Alicia Keys,
Switchfoot, Kevin Lyttle, Hilary Duff, John Mayer,
Rupee, Maroon 5 (with a special acoustical performance),
Ryan Cabrera, and The Black Eyed Peas. Artists performed
around three to five songs each. The Y-100.7 station
ALWAYS puts on a tremendously amazing show. If you were
shut out this year, folks, we suggest you purchase your
tickets EARLY next year!
The Blonde: First of all, I have to say that my
kids won't talk to me anymore since they didn't get to
go to this concert. These performers are all amongst
their favorite musical stars. I have to admit, it was
great fun and a terrific evening of music. To begin
with, Ryan Cabrera, who sings the hit song “On the Way
Down,” is such an adorable and talented performer, but
what's up with the Don King hairstyle?
The Maven: Maybe he thinks it makes him look
taller. I think he's a real cutie, too! What an exciting
night! When Ryan waved at three girls standing up,
they started crying and looked like they would faint
right on the spot. It reminded me of the reaction The
Beatles used to get!
The Blonde: No way! I know The Beatles, and Ryan
Cabrera is no Beatle! But he was fun to watch. I have to
say that I was very disappointed that Rupee never showed
up. I was DYING to see her sing. She is sooo one of my
favorite artists. I never enjoyed watching her perform
more than I did at the White Party!
The Maven: What are you talking about? Rupee did
show up and brought down the house! I think you might be
referring to RuPaul, you BLONDE!
The Blonde: NEVER MIND! Is he a
The Maven: No he is a he! Remember when we
went to concert and lit lighters as a tribute?
The Blonde: No, I'm younger than YOU!
The Maven: AH-HAH, sure you are! Moving right
along…Now they light up cell phones.
The Blonde: I have to be honest, though, my
favorite part of the evening was when Y-100, represented
by Kenny and Footy, did The Christmas Wish giveaway. A
teenage boy named Patrick won for his letter about his
mother and little sister who wouldn't be able to afford
Christmas this year without outside help. He was only
concerned about his family and not himself.
The Maven: It was so sweet of him because he
wrote that he wanted to bring a smile back to his
mother’s face again. For winning, his mom received
Christmas dinner prepared and delivered to their home
and a day at the spa. The sister received a few grocery
baskets filled with presents.
The Blonde: Yeah, but Patrick, as selfless as he
was, made out the best. He received a flat-screen
television, a stereo system, a Nintendo Game Cube, and a
The Maven: If all of that wasn't mind-blowing
enough for this family, they also won a Disney World
vacation, all expenses paid.
The Blonde: Readers, Y-100 will continue the
Christmas Wish giveaway everyday until Christmas. Talk
about sharing the love at Christmas!
The Maven: When I looked out into the audience, I
noticed many parents with their 11-year-olds. Would your
parents have taken you to a concert like
The Blonde: No, but my parents didn't love me!
I'm just kidding. Parents didn't do stuff like that with
their kids when we were growing up! The circus was as
close as we would get to a concert.
The Maven: Your parents took you to the
circus? All my parents ever took me to was the drive-in,
and they made me hide in the trunk to sneak me in! Did
you notice the jewelry Frankie J was wearing?
The Blonde: OF COURSE! I'm no fool. I also got
the name of his jeweler! The crowd pleaser of the
night seemed to be The Black Eyed Peas! They energized
everyone to dance in the aisles when they sang “Lets Get
The Maven: I would like to bottle their energy
and sell it.
The Blonde: Just open up your own can of peas!
Did you notice how John Mayer, who sang the pop hit
“Your Body is a Wonderland” was staring at me from the
stage? I didn't think he could see my wonderland body
from the stage with all those bright lights on him.
The Maven: He wasn't staring at you or your
wonderland body! He was staring at your camera. He was
just helping you get some good photographs of him.
The Blonde: Oh please, you are so jealous!
Speaking of jealous, I have to admit Hilary
Duff, who sang “Coming Clean,” was adorable and
exciting to watch perform. She has it all, doesn't
The Maven: She had some nice jewelry,
The Blonde: GREAT, she even has that!
Enough about HER! The star-studded evening ended
with the long-awaited Alicia Keys! She was phenomenal!
Her outfit was outrageous, she was stunning to look at
and, MAN, she can sing up a storm. What a dynamic
performance she gave! My only complaint is that she
didn't sing her huge hit and my favorite song, “Crazy in
The Maven: That is because “Crazy in Love” is a
hit by Beyoncé! I would like to say your mistake is
because you are so tired, BUT I KNOW BETTER!
However, Alicia’s big hit is “Fallin’.” The most
exciting part of the evening for me was when Alicia
dropped her SHOW cane, and it was THE MAVEN who picked
it up for her. Does that make me part of her
The Blonde: Yes, in YOUR DREAMS! The most
exciting part of the evening for me was watching the
sold-out crowd having the best time of their young
The Blonde and The Maven: Kudos to
all the people at Y-100 who did a wonderful job getting
such a great line-up of performers and making the
evening a tremendous success. Their holiday spirit and
generosity through the Christmas Wish giveaway brings
joy and happiness each year to the community who
1. Alicia Keys
3. Black Eyed
Photos by Robin