My parents recently became a Nielsen household. I told them to watch Community this season and I will match whatever amount Nielsen is paying them.
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Went to see Gambino in Pittsburgh. I feel the need to blog about it. Also, for anyone who attends these concerts, don’t be afraid to mingle with the people in line. A lot of them are there to see Childish, so at least you have that in common. I met a bunch of cool people in line and inside.
Got to Stage AE around 5, just as the thunderstorm came down. Luckily I was able to find cover and save my hair in the process. Shout out to the Vitamin Water folk for just giving the stuff away. They must have provided 800+ free bottles before and after the show. I was worried I wouldn’t get in good position because the line was longer than expected. The Vitamin Water people went around picking random people for VIP access, which I later learned just allowed those people early entrance to the venue.
Danny Brown opened. The dude sounds like Katt Williams. I couldn’t understand what he was saying, except for “blunt.” That was a recurring lyric in his music. I spent most of his set being amused by the white kids next to me who were drunk and high. What scared me the most was that people were getting hyped for him and moshing, pushing towards the front. If they were excited for Danny, I knew it would be chaos once CG came out. The best part was when Danny picked out a white kid from the audience and got him to come onstage and perform with him. Oh yeah, if you are close enough, you might be able to see that he is missing his two front teeth.
This being the third time seeing Childish, I had an idea as to what to expect. He came out and did his thing. So energetic and entertaining. His performance was on the shorter side, lasting around an hour and a half. He did mostly Camp stuff then brought out his brother and performed his newer stuff. When Gambino jumped off the stage into the pit, it was the most terrifying feeling I have ever experienced. Of course people were pushing forward, as if doing so would give them a chance to get closer to him.
After the concert I was coerced into going to the local pub where Gambino was advertised to be attending. That wasn’t the case. I enjoyed a late dinner and looped back to the gate where the tour bus was located. There were about 25 people hanging around and it was close to midnight. An hour later he was still a no show and I left.
Sidenote: I was called Reggie Watts multiple times. I think that had to do with my afro. The security at the venue was pretty much nonexistent. The kids next to me were smoking weed and cigarettes. People were tossing around air-filled condoms; unknown if they were of the used variety. For a new place, I figured they would at least have air conditioning. So many people in such a small place made it hot as balls. Also, I took a bunch of pictures with a digital camera but many of them came out blurry. This is because CG is always moving on stage, going hard all the time. Additionally, I was standing behind two kids who were at least six feet tall, which narrowed my field of sight.
I am going to see him on Friday in Philadelphia. It is an outdoor venue and there is an excessive heat warning being issued for the area.