Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stadium Status


So I went to GITD you bitches! Tuesday night was super awesome forever. No pix, those MF were not playin bout no flash photography. Anywho lets start the show . . .

Well Lupe Fiasco started the show, and showed a much improved performance than he used to give. The 2 hot chicks on his album were there, Nikki Jean and Sarah Green, along with a bunch of his other weed-carrying brethren. Anywho, his performance was very punk infused. Not mention that it seems EVERYONE now performs with live band backing them, I think its awesome. He was jumping up and down, somehow was lying on his back (no haux maux) at one point, and shouted the last chorus to Daydream like a rock song as well. Very good, impressive and exciting. A LOT of people didn’t know the words to songs that weren’t singles (as was the case the whole night but whatever, they all cant be me right? or can they?), a bit annoying but what can I do. His other piff pockter Matt Santos wasn’t as bad as people had been saying live.

Now on to N*E*R*D. This is the whole reason why I went (well its not, but I was most excited to see them). They kicked off with “Brain”. Again, no one knew any of there songs expect Lapdance, the cockriders and slore’s just wanted to see Pharrell. Again you all know Skateboard P so the show was very punk influenced. Oh, and Shay was on one mic and Chad on the keys (for those who care…*crickets*). The joint everyone went nuts to was Everybody Nose, awesome song, a club banger(from what I here) and hasn’t got any radio play (songs bout white bitches snortin coke in the bathroom, seriously there’s been worse). They said the CD will drop June 10th, I’ll believe it when its in my hands. Nobody “Spazzed” to the song, but me and the homie was jumpin up and down and shit (to the displeasure of our accompanying female counterparts). In the end Pharrell jumped off stage and ran around the venue, with his fat ass security laggin behind. NERD is better for smaller venues without assigned seating to rock out! Seriously

Bring on the Michael Jackson lookalike. Now I wasn’t excited to see Rihanna at all. But I figured she had a good show! Wrong, Wrong! ((c) Charlie Murphy). She really cant sing (no surprise) but when you don’t have overpowering vocals you need to perform well. She was worthless! So then you’d figure ok, this bitch is eyecandy for that ass. NOPE! She don’t have a fatty, her outfits were ugly as fuck, her dancing (if that’s wat you call it) sucked, it was a trainwreck. Still, worst of all, she straight looked like Michael Jackson. She was pale as fuck with a boyish haircut and red ass lipstick (*throws up in mouth*). It almost ruined the night.

Enter Mr. West. Now I’ve seen him before. If you went to the Touch the Sky tour you know it was about the music. A live band, a live string set for Christ’s sake. This time it was about the performance. Although he didn’t get the million dollar lighting system he wanted, it was servin. The lighting and weird fake planet stage was a great touch. The Graduation shit did play on the “stadium status” he wanted, and the other shit still went very hard[II]. His whole premise was being on a spaceship, and it breaking down landing on a planet and then powering up, with some performance in between, then going home. Not a bad idea, and the way he transitioned the songs was genius. Oh, and he had on the those custom Nike’s on, lucky ass. He broke down during Hey Mama, and idk if his “crying” was genuine or an act, but I tend to lean on real, cuz fuck his moms did pass not too long ago (in the “all falls down” type vein, wat a coincidence). All in all it was fucking GREAT. Not to mention I sat ultra close. *readys fifty laugh* HAHA!

**dont hate on the pic, i said we didnt have any pix at the concert, and we don't have photoshop at work

2 comments:

KNOWxONE said...

Damn, I'm really shooting myself in the foot reading all this feedback of the GITD, off the simple fact that he ain't coming to Hawaii. But whatever, I saw the Touch The Sky tour. By the way, did Ye have his full string orchestra again?

bananaclipse(3.0) said...

at times it sounded like he had one in the back out of sight..but ultimately he didn't utilize it much. but he still really killed everything.