Travis Scott Live

A few weeks ago–April 19th to be specific–I went to Travis Scott’s Bird’s Eye View Tour with three friends. I’ve been a huge Travis Scott fan since he released Owl Pharaoh and I was aware of the energy he brings to concert. In the days leading up to the concert, I was online constantly watching videos of him performing live. Afterwards, I knew what to expect: mosh pits, bright lights, and overall, an ongoing party.

I got just that and then some.

Honestly, this was one of the craziest and most exciting nights of my life. I knew it’d be good, but I didn’t know it’d be that good. I’ll summarize the night as it went for me.

We wait in line. That’s nothing new if you’ve ever been to a concert; it’s standard procedure.

Next, we go inside and buy merchandise. I just bought one shirt because I wasn’t looking to spend a whole lot, but that being said, the tour shirts were nice.

Once we’re inside, I’d say we waited for about 45 minutes to an hour. After that, Travis’s DJ came on to open and just play some songs. It was hype for maybe 20 minutes, but he stayed on for an hour. Definitely overstayed his welcome.

Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, Travis came on. It was electrifying. Once he stepped on stage, the mood shifted in a matter of seconds. Mosh pits formed within minutes. People were bouncing everywhere. Utter insanity.

He went through a great setlist which included the likes of Uber Everywhere, Antidote, 3500, goosebumps, pick up the phone, and there was even an unexpected guest.

Drake. Yes. I said Drake.

Overall, the concert was great. I’d highly recommend that you snag a ticket if he hasn’t came to your city yet. IMG_9431IMG_9387

Music Monday

I felt the need to write something today, but I wasn’t sure what to talk about. I forgot that Music Monday was a thing, though. So by default, this is what I’m writing about. I’m just going to jump into the three albums I’ve been listening to a lot this past week.

Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

This has been on repeat a lot this past week because I went to Travis Scott’s concert in Portland, Oregon on April 19th (which I might give my opinion on later). I’ve faded away from this album as it grows older, but as I revisited it in preparation for the concert, I remembered how great it was. Nearly every track is a high point for me. I’ll put the album on shuffle and just enjoy listening to it. Except for beibs in the trap, which is an awful song. I’m glad I revisited this album, nonetheless. There is a great variety of kinds of songs, and I think Travis did all of them exceptionally well.

Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street

I’ve been on this trek to find albums that my dad played in the car when I was a young child, and I finally stumbled onto this Grateful Dead album. Fire on the Mountain and I Need A Miracle brought back so many memories of myself in the backseat of my dad’s Ford Expedition, that it was impossible for me to dislike this album. Is this the best album ever made? Not even a debate that the answer is no, but that being said, I’m emotionally connected to this album. So this being on repeat somewhat brought me back to my early childhood, and I appreciate the fact that music can do that.

Tyler, The Creator – Goblin

Tyler’s feature on Frank Ocean’s single Biking made me want to go back and listen to Tyler, The Creator, so that’s what I did. I traveled into the past and listened to the first album I ever heard from Tyler: Goblin. I guess this fits into the same category as Shakedown Street because I’m somewhat emotionally connected to it. This isn’t a fantastic album; it’s probably not even the best album Tyler has ever made. Even still, I love Goblin.