Kanye West Always Soars Highest, Even at the X Games
In fact, as much as I enjoyed the artistry of the Yeezus tour, and as much as I champion the idea that Kanye really should do whatever moves him creatively, this performance did make me long for a more stripped down, straight-ahead Kanye show. I mean, sure, all the songs he's playing now as part of this run of festival dates existed in the Yeezus performance, but it was kind of nice to skip through all the production and get straight into the music.
I mean, come on, when you've spent all day in the sun and don't think you have any more energy, "I Don't Like" is like drinking 20 Red Bulls at once.
Shoutout to ESPN for putting on such a good opening act. I'm not just talking Bad Religion (funny and rocking as always) or Mac Miller (shockingly good) either; the entire X Games experience is pretty dope, and for all the jokes I've made at its expense, I hope they keep it in Austin for a bit. It's super fun.
After this run of Summer dates, Kanye will most likely finish up his new album and then begin planning another elaborate tour to share it with everyone. I'm sure whatever he ends up deciding on will be fascinating and exciting and will probably piss off someone, somewhere, because that's just sort of what he does.
And no matter what he does, there will be those that wait in line to see it. And if they have to climb over portable toilets and stand on some handrails to do it, well, you do what you have to do to see Yeezus, even if you piss off a few people along the way.
After all, what would Kanye do?
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