Justin Mania Carries Over to the Aftershow

The Timbersnake wows at surprise secret club gigs

Justin Timberlake in Concert at Irving Plaza on August 14th, 2003 in New York City. Credit: L. Busacca/WireImage

It's the most fun I've ever had," says Justin Timberlake, not of his arena tour with Xtina but of his surprise late-night after-show club gigs. "It's like wearing your favorite pair of jeans without any underwear. Free-ballin'. Anything can happen." When Timbersnake hit New York's living Plaza at 1 A.M., his own señorita, Cameron Diaz, was swooning on the balcony with pal Drew Barrymore. Hate on him if you want, but, backed by a crack soul squad, he was in command and frighteningly funky.

This story is from the September 18th, 2003 issue of Rolling Stone.