Live: Shaggy and TLC bring the 90\’s back to Noblesville

Summer concert seasons are always a fun time- you never know what shows you’re gonna get. One night could be classic rock, the next being country, followed by a hip hop or heavy metal show all in one week. Then there’s the resurgence of nostalgic concerts from the 90’s and 00’s, which have popped up all like wildfire the last few years. 

This year saw TLC, Shaggy, En Vogue and Sean Kingston team up for a Summer trek that had Noblesville’s Ruoff Music Center packed with fans ready to see artists they either never thought they’d see again or who they’d never seen before and it was the epitome of a Summer party come to life. 

Sean Kingston kicked the night off early with a short set loaded with throwback 00’s hits like “Me Love,” “Take You There,” “Beautiful Girls” “Replay” and more, with fans dancing, singing and going back in time with no regrets. 

En Vogue was next up and they hadn’t lost a step or a beat, dancing, strutting and hitting every high note with no reservations and it was a fun change of pace between Kingston and TLC. They sounded just as good as they did 30 years ago. 

TLC started things off slow and smooth while speeding it up at just the right times. Their crew was huge, loaded with backup dancers and a full band, who had their time to shine as well. Halfway through the set, T-Boz and Chilli left the stage as they did after each song, but this time staying backstage while the band and backup dancers led a dance party with the crowd and got things really amped up in time for them to finish up the set with the group’s biggest hits. 

Shaggy closed the show out with a set that was loaded with hits and fan favorites. He talked the crowd in between songs and made it a fun night for anyone in attendance. While things got sexual toward the end of the show, he closed it out with “It Wasn’t Me” and send the fans home happy. 

-Reggie Edwards