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Kanye: Summer Time Chi at Lollapalooza

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Posted by admin On August - 4 - 2008

~Z.T.~ True or False: Kanye thinks he should be the fifth head on Mt. Rushmore.
False: Kanye ain’t goin’ to South Dakota. He wants his head on the Statue of Liberty.

I had a rock music professor at IU whose opinion I value to the utmost degree, but I got annoyed when he couldn’t separate the performer from the man. He let it get to him that John Lennon abandoned Julian. He won’t listen to artists who beat their wives. I’ve gotten that way about Kanye. I love Graduation. I know all the lyrics. I sang them all summer. Kanye’s fun. I can’t stand him anymore.
Anyone else sick to death of those shades yet?

That said, he’s pretty great. We crossed the glowing Buckingham Fountain in time to here “I Wonder” and the Steely Dan sampled “Champion” before my favorite “Can’t Tell Me Nothin’.”
He overestimated the crowd was 100,000 (only 75,000 in the whole park and easily a third, were at NIN) but that’s Kanye for you. I’m surprised he didn’t believe there were 3 million fans there.It was a far better set than the over-produced, stiff Glow in the Dark Tour I saw in May as Kanye, in all his self loving glory, was free to riff and play a more relaxed set. He soaked in the love of the Chi-town crowd during “Homecoming.” You could hear the smile coming through in his voice as he changed the lyrics to “Do you remember when? I came home to Lake Michigan.” I’ll remember it. But mostly as the concert where I missed out on NIN.

6 Responses

  1. Brian Said,

    what about the Obama introduction to Kanye’s set?

    Posted on August 5th, 2008 at 10:33 am

  2. Teibs Said,

    it was a myth my man.

    Posted on August 5th, 2008 at 10:42 am

  3. Rob Said,

    I’m not saying Kanye was the best choice but, you don’t even know how good NIN actually was. You have texts from friends that love them and some radio DJ’s opinion.

    Posted on August 5th, 2008 at 11:05 am

  4. Hodgkinson, R Said,

    She’s not just some radio DJ. She was named “Chicago’s sexiest voice” by the RedEye, and was named “Best Radio DJ” by Chicago magazine. Oh, and shes a English major from Brown University who’s been in the radio business for 10 years. So i think she’s more than just “some radio dj”

    Posted on August 5th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

  5. Hodgkinson, R Said,

    If you haven’t noticed, im also in love with her.

    Posted on August 5th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

  6. Teibs Said,

    So, bottom line: Hodge loves Electra. Kanye loves Kanye. I don’t know who I should have loved in this NIN Kanye battle…the grass is always greener.

    Posted on August 5th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

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