One performance by Halsey and G-Eazy (“Him and I“), on Saturday Night Live, and I became a huge fan!
Those that follow me, know I’m a HUGE lover of music, particularly when it comes to hip hop and EDM. When I heard G-Eazy rap for the first time, I went to iTunes and sampled every one of his songs, noting the uniqueness of each beat, and the soul in all of his lyrics. As he puts it, “he’s an autobiographical rapper”, and as the media puts it, he’s the “James Dean of rap”. Not quite fitting in with the typical hiphop crowd, he’s managed to carve a niche all his own, within an industry that has been historically African American, and he’s done it with a ton of hard work and sleepless nights. It’s that kind of story that impresses the hell out of me, and makes me a super fan.
SO…in just a short few months, I went from being introduced to his music, to scrambling to get tickets. Below are some of the many snippet videos I took (the full library can be found here), and a slideshow of shots.
(Note the below video has NSFW language)
Other Things to Note
DAR Constitution Hall is a CASH ONLY PLACE, and is honestly terrible for a large concert when everyone is in line for the one ATM – come with at least $200 if you plan on drinking.
We went to the after party at St. Yves. I’ve never been a fan of that place, but given that that is where the after party was, and it’s an intimate venue, I made the call to go. Now, I’ve been spoiled in D.C., in always getting right into a club, so the thought of paying an entrance fee never occurred to me. Having to pay $60 for two people was ridiculous (then there were drinks). But, I decided it was worth the effort to be in an even more intimate setting. He showed up at 1am (last call is 2:30am in D.C.), and looked less than thrilled to be there. I’ll think twice about after parties from now on (or so I say).
All-in-all, definitely attend his concert, definitely think of close seats, and definitely get to know he’s music. Yes, he’s raw, yes, he’s pretty vulgar, but there’s something beautiful in him putting it all out there.