I went to a hip-hop show last night.
*watches 80% of TA flee*
It was Deltron 3030, which is the good kind of hip-hop, you tits! Ahh...
I was surprised to see the Deltron tour make a return to Vancouver, as they kicked it off almost one year ago here, after which I was kicking myself for missing it because... 'reasons'. So I wasn't going to miss out this time!
Kid Koala did a solo turntable set for the first hour, mostly goofing around since he's had a long relationship with the Vancouver scene (even doing spoken word stuff at our Planetarium!). With a portable rhythm machine, he even led a conga line through the audience, got us to do a Yo Gabba Gabba dance (he's touring with the children's stage show soon), and dropped The Bug's Poison Dart. I likes.
Then the regular show started, which lacked the orchestra sadly, but was a good mix of Del, Automator, Kid, and their back-up band doing their things. It was a nice mix of material from the first and second albums; no Zach de la Rocha or Damon Albarn cameos tho'. Actually, the whole stage show was very minimal and simple, which is surprising for a future-concept act like Deltron. Not even costumes or trippy dystopian visuals?
As an aside, when I first permanently moved back to the Vancouver region 12 years ago, the first concert I checked out was Del doing his regular material at the same venue (Commodore Ballroom). He did a couple Deltron songs back then too, but it obviously wasn't a huge part of his repertoire. I doubt anyone, including him, figured he'd be back at the Ballroom a dozen years later doing exclusive Deltron music.
Everyone has an opinion. Mine just happens to be a little more informed than most.
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