What up Juggalos? I have had one busy week, but I wanted to take a few moments to let you all know how The Geto Boys tour was.
Now this review is probably going to seem a little briefer than my previous ones, but to be quite honest, this wasn’t a “huge show” in the aspect you may be thinking of, there quite honestly is not much to talk about other than their performance. They had a small crew, no merchandise that I saw, not even a tour shirt. They did come out at the end however for pictures with the fans, but other than that, they kept it pretty low key.
The crowd wasn’t sell-out numbers, but there were a couple hundred people there. Interestingly enough, only maybe 25% of the people there were Juggalos. Most of the crowd was made up of old-school hip hoppers. They weren’t overly rowdy, there were no fights or anything that I saw, it was a pretty peaceful atmosphere.
The first group up was a Buffalo local, Kamp Crystal Lake (www.kampcrystallake.com). They debuted a new song and got the crowd pumped up for the Tour. After a short wait, a couple cats who were touring with The Geto Boys came out for a few minutes to get the night moving. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch the name of their group, but the crowd seemed to be getting into them.
Finally after another short wait, the legendary Geto Boys appeared on stage. At first it was just Scarface for a minute, but he was soon joined by Willie D. After the first song, Bushwick Bill came out. He was on stage for the majority of the show, although he would drop to the back every now and then. Towards the end of the set, he disappeared and reappeared behind the crowd standing up on a shoulder-height wall.
Now I’m not gonna front here, I don’t their songs by name. It’s nothing against them, I like their music, I just don’t have them on my iPod where I’m bumping it constantly, you know? I did recognize a good number of songs, they performed a decent amount of tracks for about an hour set, give or take. The crowd was definitely getting live though, many of the people in the front were throwing dollar bills up on the stage — to which Willie D. replied “keep your singles, give us your 50s and 100s.”
All in all it was a great show, just seemed very “simple.” They did let drop though that this is just the first tour, they’re getting back into the swing of things, and after seeing this show I can’t wait to see what they have in store next year.
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I was able to catch up with Willie D. before the show. Unfortunately we didn’t have a quiet place for our interview, but you can still peep it here:
You can also scope out the photo gallery here: