Thursday, October 20, 2005

Kanye West - UnCommonly Good

Kanye had the spotlight all to himself last night at the A-Hall, as his Touch The Sky Tour rolled through the 'paign. Unless you count Fantasia (who, for a pop singer, isn't too bad), Kanye had to be worth the $48 ticket all on his own after Common dropped out in the past week or so due to taking a role in a movie. Which torked this concert goer a little, especially since he wasn't replaced on the bill.

However, Kanye had the chops and the songs to make us all forget Common. Clocking in at around an hour-and-a-half, West piled up some hits at the begininng of the show (Touch The Sky, We Dont Care, Workout Plan, etc.) and then went on to play storyteller through song. He closed out with another string of faves, including Slow Jamz, Through The Wire, Gold Digger, Jesus Walks, and Diamonds Are Forever. He was an engaging presence throughout, and, yes, there were even costume changes.

Little wonder that today I sound like I've been taking speech lessons from Bruce Almighty (aka Coach Weber, aka BAM). Damn concerts and fall allergies...


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