If you’ve ever been to a concert of Logic’s or are even the slightest fan of the man himself and his music then you would understand what I mean by the simple mantra “peace, love, and positivity”. That’s how he starts his shows, that’s how he hypes up the crowd, and that’s how he makes you feel like a part of the family.That’s the whole idea behind his concerts: family. He wants everyone who takes the time to go to a show to understand that he appreciates how much we appreciate him. Most performers don’t truly interact with the crowd, whether it be lack of time or lack of energy or plain lack of desire. But, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II is there with you! He makes sure the crowd is involved in the show because he knows that without them and their love he wouldn’t have back to back sold out shows around the country.
Recently, I was given the chance to experience the phenomena for myself. To say the least, it was beautiful. Of course I’ll say a bit more but beautiful sums it all up. I’m about to give you all the full Logic experience through my eyes and I sincerely hope that for those of you who have been to a concert, I give it justice and for those of you who haven’t been, I hope that my experience is reason enough to make the extra effort to go to a show of your own.
February 20,2015 – 4:30pm
A friend and I arrive at Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas, just in time to join an already long line. There couldn’t have been more than 40 people in front of us and about four hours until the doors opened. Only time to waste, right? 30 minutes in and it decides to rain, only shoveling people underneath the metal roof above the sidewalk. Nobody left. Hoods were put on and umbrellas were opened, but nobody left.
A little bit later, maybe 6pm
Talking, joking with the people around us, just trying to pass the time. Literally, it’s a bit monotonous, standing in line for so long.
Doors open, 9pm
As soon as the line starts moving, everybody gets excited. There are whooping sounds and sighs of relief all around. The only unfortunate tick is that we’re not done standing. It was our choice to show up four and a half hours early, sure, but waiting for four hours is worth it when you end up as close to the front as possible (without being VIP).
If you’ve been to a concert, any concert, then you know that open doors is only the beginning. You still have opening acts to account for and then the reason you bought a ticket in the first place shows their face. The opening act was Michael Christmas, a brilliant young man who told us it was his first time on tour. It was easy to see that he wasn’t going to stay unknown for long. I loved his music instantly and if you get the chance, he’s worth a listen.
11pm and it’s time!
Let me just start off by saying how unbelievably talented Dj Rethorik is and how excited the crowd became when he came on stage. Everyone knew it was only a matter of time before Logic rolled out on stage and we were all ready, seven-hour-wait ready. As soon as Logic ran out on stage, the first thing I noticed was the spacesuit he was wearing. That marked the entire experience for me right there, the spacesuit. The fact that he would wear something so outrageously unconventional on tour made everything that much more amazing. The entire vibe that Logic gave off for the performance…
from the “Intro”
to “Till the End”
(yes, he started and ended with those songs off of his Under Pressure album— brilliant) was magnificent and unreal. One of the many great parts of the performance was that he performed more than half of each song! There were no sketchy 20 second samples of every song he’s ever written. Although he couldn’t fit all 100 songs, he fit a good 20 or so songs and made it worthwhile. As a matter of fact, while we were in line, some guy said he wasn’t sure if Logic was truly, “as lyrical as he sounds on mp3” and if he could, “spit rhymes as fast (in person) as he could in recorded versions”. I’m here to tell everyone that “Bounce” was just as head-nodding and tongue twisting live as it was in mp3. He was exciting to listen to, enticing to watch, and the entire experience was breathtaking. I cannot wait to live through that all over again next time.