10$ later...we find the place. Lineup was LONG. While we were both waiting in line trying to rock back and forth to the music this truck beside us was blasting,I kept thinking: "please God, let her show up!"... We were in line for a little more than an hour.I had lost all feelings in my fingers and my toes... it was 8:00 pm (the time it was supposed to start) ..... We were worried.
At 9:30 we finally got to feel heat, we were then inside the building. After security threw out my only meal for the day (a chocolate chip muffin from Tim Hortons). 10:30 when I regained full feeling on my fingers and toes. 11:30 when L-Boogie finally got on stage.
She performed a mix of Miseducation & the Score, most, if not all were performed completely different then their original, which for some I liked, some I didn't. After she performed her first 2 songs, I remembered feeling like she sounded a little tired, there were even parts where she would sing her runs, and I felt like she was screaming more than singing (but these moments were very brief, thankfully)... but as the show continued, I appreciated the fact that she would give a little explanation about some of the songs, and would refer to these songs as a time in her life where she was young and she was looking for answers. Based on how she sang some the songs, whether I liked her new rendition of it or not, I felt that there was an evident feeling of pain and struggle that she went/(maybe still is going) through. ...She "kept it real".
It was cool. It's too bad I was tired from standing for 7 hrs and HUNGRY and THIRSTY the whole time, otherwise I would've given her more energy than I did. Nevertheless, I still found myself jumping up and down and screaming what I had left in my lungs out to her when she performed a few of my favourites.
Even if there were a few instances towards the end of the show where I wanted to leave, because my feet were hurting, I was sooo hungry and dehydrated (a girl beside me fainted) I stayed and I stuck it out and I'm glad. I felt like she gave it her all, and everything she was singing or rocking out to was delivered in a very real way. I felt it, and I believed in what she was singing. So I left happy.
How many mics does L-Boogie rip on the daily.... Say me say Many Moni, Say me say manymanymany... ♥
[Sidebar: I saw my music prof and my TA at the concert. Even if I feel like I'm struggling in the class, He automatically gained like 20+ points in the cool department lol. I also saw classified getting a hot dog outside with a friend, just chillin'. I was kind of thrown off, cuz he's a pretty well known Canadian rapper. Not sure if it was my "small-town" upbriging, but I tapped him on the shoulder, and asked him if he was classified, the rapper... he said yes... and I was like "wooorrd?? that's awesome!!" ... (smiled, shook his hands) .. he laughed... I asked him if he enjoyed the show, he said he did, and I cosigned... told him I just wanted to say hi, then he laughed, I told him it was nice to meet him, as I walked away ............ random ..... lol.... cool dude. As I was walking away, I wanted to get a picture of me and him doing a b-boy stance, but it was too late :( ...lol. smh.]
Here's one of the videos I managed to record on my camera during the show...