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Something So Special, Something So Real

Jessie Reyez
The Bowery Ballroom
November 28

There is just something about Jessie Reyez.  She commanded everyone’s attention with a brief, but brilliant stint at the Tidal X marathon concert back in October, and I wanted MORE, and so I got it – in 45 glorious moments at the Bowery Ballroom.  The crowd was more her age than mine, and they seemed to know every single one of her songs… even the unreleased ones.  This even came as a surprise to Ms Reyez herself.  It was zero surprise how fresh and fantastic her show was, which alternated between roaming and rapping the stage, to sitting on a stool and strumming, while everyone hummed and hollered along, loving EVERY single minute of it all!!!!!    

Man, love this girl.  Her future is so bright, but next time, I want 90 minutes of show!

@JessieReyez is the truth, yo!

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Setlist – Phone Calls / Shutter Island / F#ck Being Friends / Hard to Love / Cocoa Butter Kisses (Chance the Rapper cover) / Colombian King & Queen / Gatekeeper / Figures

Encore – F#ck It / Blue Ribbon / Happy Birthday

crowd surfing will never die. long live @JessieReyez!

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No End(urance) In Sight

Tidal X 2017
Barclays Center
October 17th

Tidal X 2017 was the show to end all shows!!  It’s true, cause it went on for SIX HOURS hours, and if you were at all 6 hours, you probably couldn’t sit through another show ever again!  We only lasted 4 out of those 6 hours, but what we saw was mammoth, and well worth the hourage!

OK, so we missed out big time on seeing Stevie, and Jay and Jenny, but forgive us, and I had to forgive myself – it was a school night!

Not sure how everything ran on so long  (besides having 12389129391293 performers) – the show was well-oiled, going quickly from act to act, but it somehow was grander than the Tidal X show we caught last year that ran a measly 4 hours.  But what we DID learn from last year’s show was that you had to be there right from the start – as the event always starts with a bang(er).  Last year was Robin Thicke, and this year jumped off with Luis Fonsi of ‘Despacito’ fame.  Sadly for him, the arena was maybe a 1/6th full, and sadly for those who weren’t there, as they missed the song of the summer live.  And sadly for those of us who were there, as he somehow didn’t sing the hit with his collaborator Daddy Yankee, who appeared later on in the evening.  Personally, I think they should have saved Fonsi and the song for later in the show, and had they done it then and with Daddy Y and a full crowd – the place would have explotó!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#Repost @fonsi_fielesarg with @instatoolsapp ・・・ Despacito #TidalXBrooklyn #LuisFonsi #LuisFonsi2017

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Besides the big names who showed flash & a$$ (4/5th of Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, Fat Joe + Remy Ma, and Chris Brown, a solid dancer, but still a giant a$$hole who the world should never forgive for what he did to Rihanna), the show excelled on the backs of the little people – the lesser known artists thrust onto a giant stage that they may have never been on before.  Stand out performances included Victory, Chloe X Halle, Mr Eazi, Kranium and Jessie Reyez, who methinks made the mostest of her time in the spotlight over anyone elses!


shine on all you newbies and oldbies!  and on with Tidal X 2018!  just please, if you want to go 6 hours, make it on a Saturday, and start at 4pm.  thanks.  signed, old man in the see

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