Last Night: Odd Future at House of Blues

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If Domo Genesis can exercise the vocal chords of MC Eiht to near perfection on "Rolling Papers" and Mike G easily can prove he could succeed as a Southern rapper with plenty of bars on cuts such as "Forest Green" and "Go Mike G," then you can easily know that the other guys will pick up the slack in ad-libs. Although, we got zip-zilch-nada from The Internet portion of the group in Syd The Kyd and Matt Martians, so there was that bummer.

After touring the country for the past two years, it's clearly evident that nothing really fazes OF onstage anymore. They're one with their cult fanbase, ripping off high-school-like snaps when kids decide to wear fake Supreme gear (that happened) or give Jasper bus fare by tossing $20 onstage. This was then followed by somebody tossing a credit card onstage as well, thus making this writer wonder where exactly did his life choices go when kids were basically throwing money on stage AFTER already paying for a concert.

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Then coins got tossed and everything tiptoed back into its surreal realm. Kids lose their shoes, but when you're in the midst of your heroes, you could lose a hell of a lot and still wind up smiling at the end.

Personal Bias: SXSW 2011 was my first Odd Future experience. Let's just say you won't ever enjoy "Yonkers" the same while asleep in your ex's bed.

The Crowd: Smelled so much like teen spirit.

Overheard In the Crowd: "Holy shit, Finn just showed up. But he didn't bring Jake, he sucks."

Random Notebook Dump: Of all the random things that got tossed onstage (coins, lighters, fake streetwear), nothing could quite beat seeing a chick tossing her weave to Tyler and company after hearing "Go Mike G." Yup, that takes the cake.

Random Notebook Dump II: The night also served as the five-year anniversary of Pimp C's tragic passing. He, DJ Screw and other Texas luminaries got shoutouts throughout from OFWGKTA and their damn near cultish fan base. I now wonder what a conversation between Pimp and Earl would have gone like.

Location Info

House of Blues

1204 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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