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Tory Lanez performed in Glenn Miller Ballroom Tuesday night, and while he brought in energy and crowd-surfing, his overall performance had me wanting more and not really receiving anything special out of the show.
What disappointed me about Lanez’s performance, in particular, was the fact that for most of the concert it was just the recording of his songs playing in the background as Lanez crowd surfed and yelled “put your hands up” into the microphone. He did an excellent job in getting close with his audience (literally), but ultimately concert-goers attend a show to hear good live music and all I got was something I could hear on the radio.
The audience seemed to become enveloped in the show—that or they were just trying to hold up Lanez as he balanced on top of the crowd.
Going into the concert, I had heard a handful of Lanez’s songs. I enjoy his music and not to say that the show was a mess, but I would’ve liked to hear some of what a live Tory Lanez sounded like. There were pauses between songs where he would joke around and sing a couple bars — more of sneak peeks to what I anticipated the rest of the performance to be like, and unfortunately I wasn’t enthused.
Due to the fact that the venue was as modest as it was, Lanez’s unimpressive performance only led me to believe that maybe the show was sort-of thrown together without much thought behind it. The crowd surfing and other fun antics only worked as a cover for a show that was lacking overall. In fact, the concert was intended to end at 11:00 p.m., but students were ushered out of the ballroom at 10:30.
Overall, I expected more out the concert, and I wasn’t much impressed. I enjoy Lanez’s music, but I wish there could’ve been more thought put into the show. I wanted to hear more of a live performance, but all I heard was the recordings of his songs being churned out by the DJ. I could’ve just listened to Lanez on the radio to get the same effect as I got on Tuesday.