Twiztid live at Vancouver’s Richshaw Theatre [Review]
Vancouver, BC – Juggalo’s from across B.C. descended upon the Rickshaw Theatre to witness the legendary horrorcore group Twiztid perform their first show ever in Vancouver. Hordes of people sporting the signature juggalo face paint assembled outside the venue keeping the energy rising long before the main acts appeared.
Twiztid fans refer to themselves as a “Family.” This was exemplified throughout the night with chants of “FAM UH LEE” breaking out at any given point and complete strangers treating one and other as their own. A great sense of community filled the air.
The opening acts had great energy with notable performances from RC the Hazard, J-ClaWsin, and Born Stoned. Supporting the Twistid Abominations Tour was Aqualeo from Texas, who displayed commanding presence and had tight choreography between the duo.
Mosh pits are a rarity at hip-hop shows but seemed to be of second nature to these fans who kept the energy chaotic with the pit that kept the center moving all night. When Twiztid finally took the stage the crowd erupted with emotion. When they performed popular weed anthem “So High” the familiar aroma of cannabis wafted throughout the building, so much so it seemed to muffle the smell of spilt booze and sweaty bodies. Mr. Madrox’s vocals were gritty and consistent while Monoxide spat with versatility and executed skillful breath control. Both rappers abilities as commanding emcee’s are undeniable.
Besides the sound inside the venue being not the greatest, what lacked in volume was made up for with a great sense of community and performers who really seemed to care about their fans. Having the ability to bring different people together and treat another like family is an amazing feat. If anyone attending didn’t know what it meant to be a Juggalo before the Twiztid concert, they sure as hell knew afterwards.
Review by Tyler Pearson (@Tyzeta) for HipHopCanada
Photo provided by Lolita Photography for Where It’s At Entertainment