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Lupe Fiasco at the Congress Theater 10/31

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Posted by admin On November - 1 - 2008

-A.S. Much of the crowd was costumed as Lupe Fiasco took the stage in his finest threads Friday night, sauntering onto the stage wearing a black tux, gold scarf and a top hat. Lupe quite literally kicked things off for his hometown crowd with his skateboard anthem “Kick, Push.” The crowd hung on his every word, danced and the ambiance was just that much more festive with all the concert goers dressed up for Halloween. It may have also have had something to do with the fact that Lupe told the crowd they were recording the show for a live album and DVD.

Crowd pleasers continued as Lupe told the crowd that he liked hip hop because “Hip Hop Saved My Life” “Go Go Gadget Flow,” the song Lupe penned about Chicago had the whole crowd singing about the “city in the Midwest, best city in the whole wide world” and roaring with applause as his guitar player wailed on a solo with his teeth. Lupe also welcomed GemStones to the stage to “Dumb it Down.”
Lupe Fiasco traded in the all white tux from Lollapalooza for a black one on Halloween.

After Matthew Santos was introduced to the stage for “Streets on Fire,” Lupe had an announcement for the crowd. He told the crowd that he was only going to make one more album, but he had bigger news. The album will be titled LupE.N.D. and it will be 3 discs. The ‘E’ is for one disc and stands for Everywhere. The ‘N’ is the second disc and stands for Nowhere. The ‘D’ is the final disc and stands for Down Here (although my friend Anna thinks he said Down Hill).

Santos appeared onstage with an acoustic guitar and began strumming the intro to “Superstar.” It began stripped down, with a slower tempo but built into the song that Lupe’s fans have come to know and love. It was a great version of the song, and I look forward to seeing it on the DVD. The show ended with “Daydreamin,'” which featured Santos and Sarah Green on vocals.
Lupe flashing his pearly whites at the crowd in Denver at Mile High.

Lupe proved again that he his among the upper echelon of performers. He is engaging, and always leaves his crowd wanting more. To be totally honest, I don’t know that a live disc/DVD and a triple disc album are going to be enough to quench my thirst for Lupe Fiasco’s music.

1 Response

  1. Anna =* Said,

    i OFFICIALLY am informing your readers that I, Anna, was completely wrong on thinking it was Downhill

    here is proof

    http://lupefiasco-lupend.blogspot.com/2008/10/lupe-fiascos-lupend-will-be-3-disc.html

    Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 12:13 am

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