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Much like Kanye loves Kanye, his concert is lovable too

Much like Kanye loves Kanye, his concert is lovable too

September 25
17:47 2016

Kanye West, ‘Ye, Yeezy, Pablo or whatever, made his stop on the Saint Pablo Tour in Dallas Thursday night, and it was everything you would expect and hope for it to be.

For someone who isn’t really entertained by the idea of Kanye himself, the husband of a fame whore (almost literally speaking here), claims he is in personal debt, has an oversized ego, I found this was much more than your generic concert at the American Airlines Center. It was a show worth seeing — and worth the drive down Interstate 35 during rush hour.

The highly publicized floating and contorting stage was surreal to see in person. Although the AAC was very dim, except for the spotlights that occasionally shone down upon West, or when the beat dropped in a song, I could feel the music in my body. I didn’t actually see his face despite how amazingly close I was, but hey, it was Kanye.

The crowd was hyped, as they should have been. Kanye is a lyrical genius and producer who undoubtedly creates some of the best beats and concerts. The show was sold out, filled with artificial smoke and people of all ages clad in overly-priced Saint Pablo garb.

Before he came out, people in the crowd were chanting “fuck Taylor Swift, fuck Taylor Swift,” and out came Yeezy. He made a lot of references to fame, Swift and his haters. Hey there.

“This is so Yeezy-esque,” one of my best friends said. Yes, yes it was. Kanye is known for his dark and simple aesthetics, from his plain clothes to the small amount of speaking he did.

My friends and I snuck onto the lower level from our peasant-level, nosebleed seats. I felt a connection with Ye. He made an intimate connection with the audience. He moved around all over the stage and actually shook the place.

Maybe it was the darkness that put me in the feels, maybe it was the simplicity of the stage, but it made me wish he wasn’t so annoying off of the stage.

When the stage moved around, the herds of people under him followed him like fish with a finger. The theme of the concert was based on people truly worshipping him, reaching for him as if they were reaching for a god.

From someone who doesn’t like Kanye but likes Kanye, I honestly enjoyed every second of this show. When he played “All of the Lights,” every cellphone in the AAC was shining, and sorry about the pun, but it was truly lit.

I had come to this show because growing up, all of my friends would play Kanye West songs at parties or in the car, so I thought it would be a show worth while. And let me tell you, it sure was.

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