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Mac Miller Live at The Commodore in Vancouver [Review]

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Vancouver, BC – As bras, panties and doobies fly overhead landing on the Commodore ballroom stage, one thing is for sure – the kid Mac Miller is all grown up.

The high life of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hit downtown Vancouver with Choo Jackson who put on a solid show from beginning to end of a short opening set. The dance floor filled as Jackson’s set finished and fans rushed in with snapbacks, jerseys, hoodies, and for some reason a banana costume, in preparation for the headliner.

 Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller hit the stage with a drink in hand and tremendous energy. Riddled in tattoos and sporting the Movember beard, he continued to come through with the flows of a veteran. Rocking the sagging pants and an over-sized white shirt, booze dripping from his lips, anyone else would be slurring their words but Mac had no problem spitting lyrics. Performing primarily songs off of the Macadellic and Watching Movies With the Sound Off, the demand was that he play some of the “Donald Trump shit”. Mac asked the crowds to “chill the fuck out for a second”. Soon after, he paused the show briefly to give security props for taking down a crazed fan who tried to rush the stage while he poured his heart out to “Vitamins”. Mac payed homage to the late great Bob Marley with the timeless classic ‘Three Little Birds”, which he let the audience sing most of.

Mac finished his set with “Youforia” but  Vancouver was not finished and chanted his name in unison. No one moved towards the door as the DJ returned to get the crowd louder and finish the night with a bang. Mac delivered “Knock-Knock”, “Donald Trump”, and “Aquarium” for his encore presentation. The crowd went wild for all three and a sea of hands swayed to the music as Mac instructs -  it was sad to see the show come to an end.

Photography by Jamie Sands for HipHopCanada

Review Clayton Cyre by for Abortmag.com

 Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver

Mac Miller in Vancouver


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Jamie Sands is a Vancouver-based Photographer who has honed his skills behind the camera as a staff photographer for Abort Magazine and the Photo Editor for HipHopCanada West, shooting top acts in the music industry as well as local Vancouver artists. When he is not shooting live musical acts, Jamie explores other aspects of photography including sports, portraits and street photography. His work can be seen at JSandsPhotography.com.

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