Slide Show: Justin Timberlake at Portland's Moda Center
More than 20,000 fans packed the Moda Center to the rafters.
The show opened with the swelling strings of "Pusher Love Girl"...
...and silhouettes of tuxedoed musicians projected onto the giant honeycomb backdrop.
Timberlake rose up from a trap door, one man commanding the entire auditorium of screaming fans.
Timberlake rocking a very Portland-esque beard
The band had multiple trapdoors of their own, rising onto the stage and sinking away several times through the night.
Six back-up dancers owned the stage, falling into sync with Timberlake for moments of full on choreography, and then breaking off into pairs and solo to work the audience.
Timberlake invited the audience to light up their cell phones as a white grand piano rose from the stage for “Until the End of Time.” Can we call it an Elton John moment?
Staircase wings extended from the sides of the stage, allowing Timberlake, the dancers, and the musicians to practically touch the audience..
After repeadetly running from one side of the stage to the other, in the second half Timberlake bent over and grabbed his knees, exclaiming, "I'm too old for this shit. I'm winded."
After intermission, as the band kicked into the driving percussion of "Let the Groove Get In," a cross-section of the stage began to rise with Timberlake and several singers and musicians on it.
The catwalk rolled across the entire arena, Timberlake et al. dancing over the heads of the floor audience.
The catwalk finally stopped at the back of the arena, where a staircase rose up to meet it. Timberlake and company climbed down to singe several numbers on small stages in the VIP area.
The honeycomb back drop served both as a screen and a scrim hiding an incredible array of lights and lasers.