Mac Miller Live @ Best Buy Theater 12/2/11 Review and Footage
Last night Mac Miller was back in the big apple for his second NYC stop for the Blue Slide Park Tour. His show at the Best Buy Theater sold out months in advance and the hype around it was huge. The prices on StubHub alone proved how high the demand for this concert was, even though Mac was just in NYC back in September.
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…The crowd consisted of 16-18 year old kids who were wearing snapbacks and usually flannels. A couple of parents got lucky enough to attend the concert and sit alone in the back. I’m sure they enjoyed the smell of “reefer”, as I overheard one parent call it. And we’re glad that their kids were in such a safe venue where the scariest people were the security guards…
Going into this concert, I forgot how much I actually listen to Mac Miller on a weekly basis. K.I.D.S was the perfect summer mixtape back in 2010 and when school started, it ended up being the only music I’d listen to in the morning. Ever after K.I.D.S, Mac released an enormous amount of good free music to constantly increase his fan base. Although I didn’t love every song he dropped, a majority of the tracks were very solid. He consistently had new music for the fans, making him one of my favorite hard working upcoming white rappers. Even before K.I.D.S when Malcolm was still in high school, he came through with The High Life and that had great replay value. I still listen to that tape often even with Blue Slide Park out now.
Ok, getting back to the concert, Mac Miller took the stage at around 9:45 and got off at about 10:45. Although his set was only an hour; his energy, stage presence and performance made up for that. He started the show by dropping the first verse to “Best Day Ever” and transitioned right into “Get Up”. Most
DOPE of the tracks Mac played in the beginning of the concert (disregarding “BDE” and “Get Up”) were off of K.I.D.S. He also played maybe one or two tracks off of the High Life. The crowd My friends and I shouted the lyrics to songs like “Nikes On My Feet”, “Knock, Knock”, “Outside”, “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza”, “Don’t Mind If I Do”, “The Spins” and “Senior Skip Day”.
Halfway through the show Mac Miller went backstage to get his guitar. He surprised the crowd by going through classics including “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Say It Ain’t So”, “Santeria” and many more. He then played “Another Night” acoustically. Justin recorded Mac Miller’s guitars interlude, so you can check it out below.
To end the night off, Mac went through a couple of Blue Slide Park tracks and played the crowd’s favorite, “Donald Trump” for his encore. By the time “Donald Trump” was on, I was ready to call it a night since “my body was shutting down” as Mac tweeted today. But Mac wasn’t at the time, he put in the same amount of energy into his last song as he did with his first.
Mac Miller is a talented young rapper and deserves all of the fame he has gained over the past year. Blue Slide Park debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts, proving that upcoming artists don’t need major labels backing them.
“Nikes On My Feet”-
“I’ll Be There” (one of the only other tracks off of BDE that he played)-
“Ride Around” (“imma rape this game, no roethlisberger”, Justins first driving song) -
“Don’t Mind If I Do” (sorry for the shaky footage on this one, people were jumping around like Mac said to)-
“Senior Skip Day”-
“Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza”-
“Knock, Knock” (Cont.)
“Another Night” (acoustic)-
“BDE” (one of my favorite Mac songs and yes, he played this song twice…bonus version>>>)-
Pictures taken from Blackberry-
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