I saw Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis last week. It was an incredible show.
It was weird that Talib was opening for Macklemore, but I suppose he’s not as popular as he was a decade ago, and probably doesn’t have that many white teenage female fans. Both Krit and Talib fucking killed it for a crowd that consisted of mainly high school age girls, 95% of which clearly had no clue who they were. This bummed me out and made me realize that a lot of Macklemore’s newer fans don’t really listen to that much hip hop. But, it is what it is.
Macklemore had a cellist, violinist, trombonist, trumpeter, guitarist, and percussion section. He also had: Wanz (the dude from Thrift Shop), Ray Dalton (the dude from Can’t Hold Us), and Mary Lambert (the chick from Same Love). Ray Dalton and Mary Lambert are incredible live. Mary was brought to tears at the ovation she got from the 9k+ in attendance after they finished Same Love. That girl has an amazing voice and I’m so stoked that they had her on tour with them.
Macklemore came out as Sir Raven Bowie for the encore to do And We Danced. It was fucking hilariously awesome. He did Irish Celebration during the encore too, which is probably my favorite song of his.
My friends and I kept joking about the confetti cannons that were right in front of us and that we were waiting for “‘fetti facials.” I noticed my friend about to take a picture while the cannons were going off so I figured I should make an incredibly creepy face because I felt old as fuck and, in turn, kind of weird being at the show. But, despite feeling old and having to deal with emotional/screaming/crying suburban teenage girls, I had an amazing time. It was definitely one of the best shows I’ve been to in the past year or so.
If you have a chance to see any of these folks live, I highly suggest it!
Me and the lady at a Halloween party. You can’t tell because she’s wearing a hoodie, but she was an identity thief. I was a suburban black metal dad.
Black metal suburban dad and Trinidad James #famu #straightflexin
This weekend with the homie from Indy.
I’ve been thinking this a lot lately while looking at show flyers around my neighborhood.
I want this for a wall hanger.