De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig did a free concert in Vondelpark and I wanted to practice a bit with my new cam, so I went despite the rain. After their gig I shot a quick clip of them to promote their gig at Rockit Open Air, the week after.
I’d been looking forward to this day for quite a while, since the Wu Tang Clan would ‘do’ Paradiso. Method Man only does the first 4 gigs of the tour, which luckily included Amsterdam so the entire clan was there and not just some members.
Three free concerts in Vondelpark’s music theater. First was Zwart Licht, followed by Flinke Namen and to close it of, Brain Power.
Since his gig was cancelled at Parkpop I couldn’t see him, which I had planned. With less than 2 hours before the gig I wanted to go to, so I found a ticket online and went to the venue.
Wat kan ik beter zeggen als het was perfect. ‘Het’ was deze avond, mijn 3e concert van Snoop Dogg, dit keer in de Watt in Rotterdam. En zeker de beste en meest energieke van de 3.
They had a worldwide hit with the first well-known hiphop track “Rappers Delight” in 1978 (the year I was born), which makes their hit 30 years old already but the Sugarhill Gang is still kicking it. I didn’t know they were even playing until the day before, when Joris (my FCA colleague and Tivoli sound engineer) told me he was going there as well.
Jawat hoste een tijdje terug een podium op ‘ons’ festival Rockit Open Air. Toen kon ik niks zien van zijn artiesten dus toen hij in de Melkweg op zou treden kon ik eindelijk eens zien wat hij deed. De laatste keer dat ik naar Nederlandstalige hiphop concerten ging was toen ik 17,18 was en zwaar met inline skaten bezig was. Lang geleden.
It took him about a year since his last concert but he was back to promote his new album ” Ego Trippin’ “: Snoop Dogg. We skipped the preshow featuring Extince. Totally not my thang so we came in somewhere after 10 with about 5 minutes left for the scheduled start. I say scheduled since we had to wait for ’bout an hour before the pimp got on stage.
Snoop Dogg did an extra concert in the Melkweg because he wasn’t allowed to go to the UK. I was lucky enough to get tickets in time… This was by far one of the best rap concerts ever. Not one of my best pics though :)