Last week, I decided (last minute) to attend the Glow in the Dark Tour featuring Kanye West, Rihanna, NERD, and Lupe Fiasco. My boyfriend had been anticipating this show for quite a while, so I went ahead and bought a pair of tickets for us a few hours before the show. I decided that we couldn’t miss Kanye and Rihanna while they were in Austin, TX performing one of the hottest tours of 2008.
We arrived a little late, but as we were in line for some refreshments I heard Lupe Fiasco opening up the show and hyping up the crowd by performing one of his most popular and recent songs, “Superstar.” We got our drinks as fast as we could and headed to our seats. The venue was practically full already and there Lupe Fiasco was on stage, dancing and hyping up the crowd to sing along. We were on the center floor about twenty rows back but the view was still great and you could feel the energy of the crowd. The venue was dark and had different color beams of lights strobing all around the stage. The big screens that set a background for the performers made the show more intense and entertaining.
Next to perform was NERD. NERD members include Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley and boy did they put on a show. To be honest, I had the most fun during this performace. Their music was fresh and different. I paid special attention to Pharrell, as he is the one I am most familiar with; he and the two drummers were the most exciting! They were lively, loud, and energetic. The crowd was jumping, yelling, singing, and dancing. NERD undeniably turned the show up a knotch and I awaited the next performance with much anticipation.
Rihanna was finally up on stage with her name in lights and I was happy, happy! She walked on stage with so much confidence and performed her hit songs, “Umbrella”, “Don’t Stop the Music”, and ”Pon De Replay.” Rihanna had alot of stage props that made her performance fun and entertaining. Rihanna had very talented backup dancers that drew in the crowd and made me want to dance as well! The crowd was crazy for Rihanna, her fans were loving every second of it.
Finally, last but not least, Kanye was up next! It got dark and all of the sudden he was on stage performing. The crowd cheered loudly for him and I felt the most excitment of the whole night from the crowd as soon as he came up on stage. All I can say is that he was the best single performance that I’ve ever seen. Kanye didn’t need other people around him to make the show amazing, he did it all by himself. He had the crowd singing along to ALL his songs! He performed the longest; about an hour.
All in all the concert was great, one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to, and I was glad I decided to go. My boyfriend loved the show as well and was happy I treated him to this event. If you get the chance to buy tickets to see Kanye West during this Glow in the Dark Tour, I strongly recommend you buy! Kanye, Rihanna, NERD, and Lupe Fiasco will all be performing this Glow in the Dark Tour all across the country until the end of May 2008, so don’t miss your chance to see them in your area! TicketCity can get you these tickets! So go online today and buy your Kanye West tickets at TicketCity.com today!!!