Being stuck in the cold line that cut down 12th ave was worth the wait considering the energy brought by Ferg, Marc, and G-Eazy.
At first glance the lineup for the When It’s Dark Out Tour does seem a little odd. When one thinks of ASAP Ferg, and even the ASAP Mob at that, the image of boisterous NYC style emcees comes to mind. It’s normal to assume that grime and edge would clash with the melodic and falsetto steez Marc E. Bassy brings to the table. However, Ferg’s got his own ear for melody evidenced by tracks like “Hood Pope” and when Marc came on to perform, he squashed any doubt there would be a lull in energy. His set albeit short was great and he played the crowd really well. There’s also something to be said about being able to jump around and keep your voice on point.
Ferry’s turn on the stage was definitely wild. Obviously drawing from the energy of Wu-Tang or DMX he had the crowd off the ground for the majority of the night. He also took time to have the crowd pay tribute to Yams, performing Tatted Angel in his honor and getting the house to shout “Rest In Peace, ASAP Yams”. Those moments threw me off in a good way, breaking the pure energy with sincere emotion.
G-Eazy brought the same kind of dichotomy in emotion and energy, pushing the crowd even further than Ferg who set up the alley-oop. He seemed incredibly comfortable on stage to the point I would’ve guessed NYC was his hometown. As a whole, it was a solid night, and big ups to whoever worked the screen and lighting, that was easily one of the best usages I’ve seen at a concert of that size.
G-Eazy also brought out DMX as a special guest to tear it up for a bit.
If you have an opportunity, most definitely try and catch the guys when they roll through your city. You can find tickets here.
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