Waka Flocka Flame feels the love in Vancouver [Review/Photos]
Vancouver, BC – Monday night at Fortune Sound Club marked the end of Waka Flocka Flame‘s D.R.U.G.S. (Do Right U Gain Success) Canadian tour. The MC was set to perform at around midnight but the line up outside was already halfway down the street even before the 9’oclock door opening. Joint after joint was smoked by the onlookers as they observed ticket scalpers harassing the numerous girls attempting to charm the bouncers in an effort to get backstage.
Opening with Mayhem, Money Hungry
The sold out show began with a bevy of openers, including Vancouver’s own Mayhem – who joined the BSM throughout the whole tour. Another act, Money Hungry, attempted to quench the thirst for Waka by pouring the contents of their water bottle all over the audience. Probably not the best way to charm a crowd but A for effort I guess. After a set by hosts Stimulus J and DJ Phsyik, a sea of babes rushing to the stage from the backdoor signalled Flocka’s entrance, and like clockwork, out came Waka in his usual playful demeanor.
50k on Waka Flocka Flame
Opening with “50k”, the BSM leader wasted no time jumping into his 45 minute set. This time around, Waka skipped the entourage and opted for a drummer to accompany him on stage. However, even with the transitions of bullet sounds, explosions and minimum background instrumentals, the drummer made it extremely difficult to differentiate one track from the other. Regardless, the intoxicated audience was unfazed. Whether it was a hit single like “O Lets Do It” or a less popular track off of his latest mixtape DuFlocka Rant 2, each and every lyric was spit right back to him by the mesmerized crowd.
A groupie on stage claimed that Waka’s raw energy was a result of the backstage action they engaged in prior to the show, but he was clearly feeding off the love and admiration Vancity was showing him that night. Waka made sure that each and every member of the audience felt his appreciation; he even laid down on the speakers to connect with the lucky ones in the first couple of rows. Despite the fact that Waka Flocka Flame is constantly associated with the title of being the worst rapper alive, the end of the show resulted in more than three quarters of the audience rushing towards the backstage door and thrusting fistfuls of cash at the bouncers for a chance to meet the BSM leader backstage.
Waka Flocka Flame by Jamie Sands
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