Through a series of ways and means, I scored a last minute invite to Kanye's Glow In The Dark Tour last night. I drove an hour into East Bumf*ck, VA to the Nissan Pavillion at the last minute and arrived 10 minutes before Kanye took the stage (missed Pharrell, Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Ne-Yo. I only regret the latter.IT'S F*CKING BRILLIANT!!! Despite the name, there's no actual glowing in the dark, but the set design is pure genius (see captures from my BB below). The whole concept of the concert (when was the last time you heard that phrase?) is Yeezie's stuck on a strange planet with a broken spaceship and desperately trying to get home so he can bring creativity back to the earthlings. Each song/setting has a backdrop that evokes the otherwordly-ness of his this-isn't-Chicago-anymore surroundings. It's very Kanye in an another galaxy's Wonderland, which sounds horrible in theory, but is amazingly executed.Kanye's on stage solo for 2 hours giving pure rock star glory and energy. The band, the deejay, the back-up singers, all that are back stage (or under the stage). It's all Kanye, all the time (and Lupe on "Touch The Sky.") He kills it. Stabs it up Psycho-style and leaves it for dead.
If you can still get tickets for the show, GO!!!!!**