The Roots were pretty good, but since they have been on the Jimmy Falon show, their concerts have resembled, well, a late night talk show jazz band. I am not hating on their diverse talents by any means, but the first time I saw them they opened for Rage Against the Machine in place of the Wu-Tang Clan who got stopped at the border, and it was a hip-hop show like no other I had ever seen! Rahzel walked out on stage only after teasing the crowd with an eerily realistic beatbox version of Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' to Fuck With, which set the whole crowd off, everyone was going nuts, and the rest of the show was just as thrilling. This time around I could barely recognize the songs that I used to sing along with word for word, as they were newly jazzed up, and what happened to the two beatboxers that once graced the stage along side of the full band known as The Roots? I had seen them in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Olympics and it was pretty much the same show. I headed home early saturday night on my skateboard, weaving in and out of pedestrian traffic on the dark bicycle path, while being blinded by headlights from the highway beside the path, which would not have gone so smooth without fat ass longboard wheels. Actually it was so early that I made it to the Wendy's drive-thru after making it back to my car. Score!
Sunday was the reason we bought our tickets, the Rap God himself, Eminem was to perform right here in our backyard in Squamish BC. The first show I wanted to see on sunday was Danny Brown at 4:30, but when we got to the gates at 4:25 we figured we would miss the whole show as the line ups to get in were out of control. I said "snake 'em all" and without missing a beat, we just put our heads down and started making our way through the crowd until we had snaked our way right to the security check. After a quick spin around and lifting my shirt I was in, what should have taken at least an hour took us all of 90 seconds, and 2 minutes later we were rushing to the stage to see Danny Brown start one hell of a show. Full of energy and most likely mollies he jumped around the stage head banging and tongue hanging to his chin rapping his ass off. Next up was Atmosphere, which I didn't know all that well, but the songs I did know, I had known them for a long time and really liked. He put on a great show, played all the songs I knew and even a few I hadn't realized were his.