So tonight is Big K.R.I.T. and Ty Dolla $ign and friends (whomever they may be) and it was located at the Fillmore Silver Spring. Doors open at 7pm and I didn’t leave the house til 7:15pm after a nice hr and a half nap. Parking is never an issue there but when I arrived it was almost about full; I had to park all the way at the top floor. Once at the venue I guess it was apparent why the garage was so full, the show was sold out. The line was beginning to form around the building and thankfully was moving at a good pace and luckily it wasn’t so cold outside despite the snow within the last 2 days.
I knew I was going to get my favorite here which are the funnel fries (and they were good). In scoping with where I would place myself I knew I would go upstairs because I’m small and in a crowd like this I don’t want to get overstepped on the floor so I made my way to the balcony. The floor looked ¾ full and once up at the balcony it looked full but really wasn’t. I placed myself on the top row in the middle towards the left to get a better view of the stage (it had a nice little corner in which I could put my coat on the banister and lean against).
I honestly can’t tell you the names of those who performed before Ty Dolla $ign and Big K.R.I.T. but Ty Dolla $ign did really well. He honestly performed as long as he probably would’ve if it was his own show (I think that’s good though because I think he and Big K.R.I.T. are equally famous. At one point about 4 big and long blow-up bats were thrown out in the crowd for them to toss around (I didn’t understand the concept but hey). He also at one point proceeds to light a blunt on stage and offered someone in the audience to come onstage and smoke with him. So one of his people picked a girl from the floor and she joined him onstage and they smoked, sang and dance.
He sang all of my favs and then some so I was content. I was wondering if for his song, “In Your Phone” if his girlfriend Lauren from Fifth Harmony was going to come out and she did (I thought that was so cute). I’m sure he sang his entire last album and many songs in which he’s featured because he was on for almost an hour and a half! After about 60 minutes I thought, “Ty, you’re great you really are and I’m loving that you are giving us our full money’s worth but we’ve got to wrap this up. It’s 10:30pm and Big K.R.I.T. still needs to perform and he’s going to perform just as long if not longer. My legs are starting to hurt from standing and I’m tired and want to sit down. He wrapped up his last song and all I could think was, “Thank God” (no offense).
It was time for Big K.R.I.T. and he appeared to be slimmer than what I remembered. In all honesty I probably wouldn’t recognize him if he were to walk in front of me. The music started with “Big Bank” and that is my jam (and apparently the audience as well). We got hype and that set the mood for the rest of the night. He sang songs both old and new and there were some real fans in the audience as they sang each one word for word. He is definitely a country boy and proud of it. After the show wrapped and the lights came on, those that were on the floor in the front got a chance to hug/shake hands/snap a selfie with him as he went down the row. I thought that was really nice and you should’ve seen the girls running and screaming to get to him. It ended either close to midnight or a little afterward. It was well worth it.
The next show is Ciscero.