Yesterday I went to the Rodeo. That's right. THEE Rodeo. Mr. Scott and Mr. Thug's Rodeo. Travis Scott and Young Thug are currently on tour. They visitied us humble folks in Washington, DC yesterday. And I assure you it was a Rodeo indeed!
First, we got there at what we thought was "early," about an hour before the doors opened. Of course the line was around the block. The streets were covered in half dressed teens, rapper copycats, and a host of unorthodox promoters. In fact, we were greeted by a huge cardboard cut-out of Wale's face as soon as we arrived. Many of the Zombies were not impressed.
Someone from security told us we could skip the line by paying $10 for a fast lane ticket. Of course, we hopped on it because it was freezing out and the line only moved half an inch in our hour of standing there. Once we got inside, most concert-goers dashed to the bar. The rest went to the bathroom to make sure their makeup, jewelry, outfits, and stilletos were still on point (yes, there were females rocking stilletos to the Rodeo, poor thangs). We went directly to the stage in hopes that we'd get right to the front. And that we did. And we were greeted by the cowboy himself.
Young Thug and Travis Scott took FOREVER to come out. Metro Boomin graced the stage first and calmed the rowdy crowd down (at least three fights broke out before the music even started) by rocking the 1s and 2s like only he knows how to do. He told us he was doing a contest to see who would rock the hardest on "this" song and proceeded to play "Know Yourself" by Drake, a personal favorite of mine! DC was clearly not up on it though *Kanye shrug*.
Once the artists came out, the Rodeo REALLY began. Young Thug came out first and did about a 3 or 4 song set. He went to the back leaving a dissapointed crowd thinking he was done for the night. Travid Scott came out next. After performing his first song, he gained his superpower by taking a moment to pause in a crouched stance, his classic move, in front of the screen next to his cowboy and returned fully charged. Each artist rotated, doing 3 or 4 songs each time until they performed together. They closed with bringing out Birdman...and that's all I'll say about Birdman.
The Rodeo was so hectic that I was pushed, squashed, stepped on, bit, and nearly lost my shoe. I was only able to take one decent photograph and it wasn't even of the artists! So after I got a good close-up view of my boys, we moved to the back of the venue for a breather and spent the rest of the show there. Suffice it to say the show was LIVE! Travis Scott is truly a performer. Young Thug is an interesting guy but I must say I like him. He also performed well.
Interested in attending the Rodeo? You should! But be sure to wear some sturdy boots with a good set of knee and elbow pads. That way you can handle the crowd.
Have you been to the Rodeo? Have you seen the boys grace the stage? Share your story.