well, once again i'm posting on "the rant", but not much in the way of a rant. the wife and i went to see the black eyed peas the other night. it was fun. thing is, we weren't gonna go, but then we discovered at the previous show we went to (see previous post) that our mariah carey tickets were each worth $25 off for tickets to the black eyed peas. well then we pretty much had to go.
I was pretty stoked about it, but not just because it was the black eyed peas. swollen members were opening the show...swollen members! only problem there is they were on stage for 30 minutes total. they didn't do the 1 song i hoped they would do, probably because 1 key member doesn't seem to be part of the group anymore, but they did 2 songs that i really like and didn't think they would do. but they know how to get people amped for BEP...that's key.
speaking of amped...
these guys put on a big show. not as big as mariah, but really big. it's a show. they have a lot of stuff goin on, a lot of break dancing, a lot of percussion demonstrations, and what i thought was really impressive was that they had something that each member of the group did on their own. they shared the stage with each other by letting each member show off their own stuff. apl.de.ap did some phillipino rap. that was tight. fergie, of course, did her new solo single. will.i.am did some stuff about winnipeg, it was great. nothing like it. worth every dollar we paid (our seats were really good too).
one thing that almost wrecked it was the retarded drunk in front of us who, clearly, wasn't there because he liked BEP or swollen members. he was fine until he started drinking, then he would sit there and try to impress the girl he was with by making fun of the big girl dancing in the seat in front of him. the great thing was no one was giving him any fuel...none of the people he was with or near were impressed by his stupidity.
but if there's one thing i've learned from both the busta rhymes/mariah carey and swollen members/bep shows, it's this: if i'm ever a performer and go on tour anywhere, the best way to get a crowed amped is to say the name of the town several times and to occasionally ask if that town is "in the house". it works like magic, every time!