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Thursday, November 21, 2013. Verizon Center. Washington D.C. Not necessarily what I would call a ‘good day’. There were countless encounters with foolishness all the way from the morning through work through me getting ready up until I was at the concert and Kendrick brought Wale out for a surprise brief performance of ‘Clappers’ (who looked quite yummy btw). The show started promptly at 730 which is RARE. I missed some of Kendrick’s set trying to stop by the rest room and also grab my wine before sitting down. He performed the singles of course along with ‘Money Trees’, ‘Backseat freestyle’, and the banger ‘M.A.A.D city’ which always gets me to acting a fool (you should see the vid of me at Made in America
this year when he performed that). When Kendrick went off… and the lights were back on to switch the stages, the world of technology took over. Over 90% of those attending were on their phones; even those who came with friends were on their phones and chattering. I myself, who of course went dolo, have HORRIBLE service in there for some reason so my phone usage was limited as far as texts and social networks go. What to do? Ah…let’s sip the drink!
I just happened to read a review of the Yeezus show in LA from a random blog. It was veryyyy intriguing. That particular show took place the weekend before Halloween. He talked about how people came donned in various costumes and the creepy music they played in between Kendrick and kanye’s set. He went over how it set the tone of the night: Eerie.
While ours took place the week before Thanksgiving, that didn’t take away from them playing that same music. For about 45 minutes while they were setting up the stage set for Ye’…the creepiest music played over and over. Already a somewhat spooky smokey scene (from what may have been from either ye’s move to set the tone or the lights … or my contacts were fogged, shit idk), imagine a mix of Michael Myers’ Halloween theme song playing in different versions continuously. O_O. I recorded a video there because I HAD to have footage to show those exactly what I was talking about. After about 20 minutes.. I noticed there wasn’t as much chatter. People weren’t on their phones as much. Just looking around. Disturbed now, eh? Lol. Moods had started to change, clearly. It was evident… the music, whether people wanted to admit it or not, had started affecting people. THEN without notice..