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Justin Mania Carries Over to the Aftershow

The Timbersnake wows at surprise secret club gigs

September 18, 2003
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Justin Timberlake in Concert at Irving Plaza on August 14th, 2003 in New York City.
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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.

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