Juicy J turns up Vancouver on Never Sober Tour [Review]
Vancouver, BC – Juicy J recently preformed a show at The Vogue Theatre with Luke Christopher, J Dennis, HeatWave, and Spac3man as a part of his Never Sober Tour.
Admittedly, I was a little worried when I found out Juicy J was an all-ages show. The last all-ages I had been to was Tyler The Creator, and needless to say that was nothing but a mess of over-turnt teenagers; luckily chaos was avoided this time around. Watching the all agers mosh from the seats above the floor actually made the show even more amusing.
The show started around 9:30 giving the opening acts plenty of time to warm up the crowd before the headliner arrived. Finally at around midnight Juicy walked out onto the stage and the crowd roared. The lights moved around the stage and the smoke began to steadily increase. My friend laughed at me when I said I thought they must have a smoke machine; nope, just straight dope from the mad mob of viewers.
He played a few favorites; “Holy Ghost” was certainly a crowd pleaser. A few other recognizable tunes were “A Zip and a Double Cup”, “Sipping on Some Sizzurp”, and near the end of his set gave us a taste of his new single “Low” which features Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug. He did a few featured verses like the one from Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”, his verse from “We Dem Boyz” and Mike WiLL Made-It’s “23” – which also features Miley Cyrus and Wiz Khalifa.
Juicy played with the crowed a bit too, he pulled the chains off of his neck and shouted that someone in the crowd would be taking them home and asked who wanted them. Obviously, that didn’t happen but watching the mob sway as he held it out in front of them was pretty entertaining.
Overall the show was well played despite being over before 1am and the request for an encore was denied when the crowd clearly wanted more. A short, sweet and turnt up performance from Juicy J made for an exciting close to a Wednesday night…and everyone made it back to the skytrain on-time.
Written by Holly Brown Bear for HipHopCanada
Photography by E Ventura Photo for Timbre Concerts