Last Night: Bun B At House Of Blues
Ed. note: See a slideshow of last night's concert and BunB's Tuesday meet-and-greet.
9:24 p.m.: An R&B femme is performing as one of the opening acts. She has some dancers with her, which is cool. Some of them are men, though, which is not. No matter how hard you grind on a girl or grasp at her body while you're dancing with her, you just can not look masculine doing that body-roll dance move. It's like trying to look tough while you're eating an ice cream cone.
9:30: A kid has worked his way in front of us just now. He has the biggest head in the history of big heads. Seriously, it's huge. It's like he's wearing a sombrero, only he's not. It's just his normal, hat-less, humungous head. You know how when someone gets in your way and you just sort of lean to the side a bit to see around him? You can't do that with this guy. You literally have to take a step over. This is crazy. Time to find a new spot. Peace, Craniusauras.
9:32: Three tables appear to be sponsoring the show. There's a table for Strapped condoms, a table for Boost mobile and a table for Allstate Insurance. That pretty much covers all of the things one might need after the show tonight.
9:36: So the ticket shows that the show tonight is going to feature Bun B and some "special guests." Who do you think it'll be? He shows up to just about every show these days, so he's certainly got some favors to call in. It could be anybody. Ro, Slim, Cham, Keke, ESG; they're all in play. Maybe even some out-of-staters like Drake or Jeezy?
9:41: Just Brittany is about to perform. Isn't that a weird pick for a name, "Just Brittany"? "Just" doesn't exactly carry the greatest connotation with it. It's really not that far from calling yourself "Meh Brittany" or "Plain 'Ol Brittany" or "It's Only Brittany."
9:44: Hmmm. So JB decided to come dressed like a big red bunny. Cool, cool.
9:53: Brandi Garcia walks out onstage. Somebody immediately shouts, "You can't ban the truth!" Nice.
9:54: Lil Keith, who's helping MC tonight between sets: "Y'all ready for Bun B!?" The crowd is getting pumped.
9:59: The DJ calls up that "Hit 'Em With The Flex" song to try and rally the crowd. A group of four or five white girls immediately start dancing on each other. The immediate response from the black guy standing next to us: "I didn't know they really did that. I thought that was just on TV."
10:23: Lil' Keith and Brandi Garcia are still onstage, trying to keep the crowd from realizing that nothing has been happening for the last 45 minutes or so. Keith shouts out to J-Mac from The Box, who's standing near the edge of the room by the merch table. Garcia then shouts out ABN about a minute later. Wonder if that was intentional?
10:23:04: By the way, His Mac-ness was wearing one of those black shirts with all of the sparkly things on it. It has wings on the back that sparkle. We typed in "shirt with sparkly wings on the back" in Google Images to find it to show it to you, but this was the first picture that came up. No kidding.
10:37: Lil' Keith: "Y'all ready for Bun B?!" Yes. Jesus Christ, yes, we're ready.
10:38: Do you know the phrase "T-Lady" or "T-Jones"? Both are slang terms used to mean "mother," as in "I don't know what to get my T-Lady for Mother's Day this year." Can someone please explain where that came from? The only explanation that we've ever received was that the "T" stood for "tummy" because "that's where you lived as a baby." That can't be right though.
10:50: You've never heard anyone sing "Wanna Be A Baller" until you've heard an Indian guy with a lisp sing it.
11:01: Yet again, Lil' Keith is onstage talking about, "Y'all ready for Bun B!?" It's like, that's the fourth or fifth time he's said that. The sad things is we still kind of believe him each time. This must be what it feels like for girls in relationships with guys who beat them.
11:05: Bun! Excellent.