Last week I had the awesome opportunity to catch the great Janet Jackson’s State of the World tour at Kansas City’s Sprint Center – and it was as great as you would expect it to be.

Anyway, the show was excellent, the dancing was stellar, and Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty) was in great form, but I was transfixed by the amazing lighting apparatus that dominated the stage – as my bit of an artsy photo below only hints at.

I am not sure about the state of the world, but I am happy to report the state of the Rhythm Nation is excellent.

Miss Jackson continues the current leg of her North American tour through December, including stops in, ahem, Boston and Providence.