1. You enjoy old-school dance moves, including synchronized flicks left and right, and/or are amused when grown men dance this way in groups (Mars’s band is actually talented, has great energy, and often gets together for sing and jam in unison).
2. You respect a broad range of musical genres, from songs with a Motown vibe and use of brass instruments, to songs that transport you to the islands, to ditty of the 90s and 2000s (Ginuwine “Pony” and R. Kelly “Ignition” are just two examples). Moments later, Mars’ “Show Me” went from happy reggae to a slow, serious resembling Michael Jackson.
3. You’re in a concert “party scene” or belong to one of the following groups: 20-something girls out of town, parents of youngsters under 18, couples on a special date night, 50 or 60 searching for nostalgia for what music used to be like. If you just want to drink, chill, and enjoy the show (not the mosh pit), by all means, join.
Note: About bringing your kids along, be advised that Mars is not afraid to sing F-bombs—think the original from “Billionaire.”
4. You want to “move and shake and sweat,” as Mars said at the start of the show is the reason he performs for you, in the audience.
5. You enjoy some theatrical oddities, such as those in the opening act: Mars is greeted with a curtain of glittering gold palm trees, thumping drums, electronic bird flapping and monkey noises, creating a jungle-like setting. Another fun addition: one number is sung through a megaphone, giving it an eclectic sound.
6. You would love to see a performer who can perform live in addition to in the studio. If none of the above appeals to you, Mars’ buttery smooth voice speaks for itself on stage, every time.