We caught the last stop on Blink-182 and Lil Wayne‘s 2019 Summer Tour at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ, and it was #lit
Written by Jen Strogatz
Photos by Jen Strogatz
Blink-182 and Lil Wayne’s 2019 Summer Tour was first announced when the artists’ released a “What’s My Age Again?”/ “A Milli” music video. When first learning about this tour, I knew I had to witness this odd pairing of co-headliners firsthand.
As it turns out, Lil Wayne performing on the same stage as Blink-182 is not so strange after all, they happen to go surprisingly well together. Wayne and Blink really brought down the house at their BB&T show and the co-headliners ensured that there was something for everyone there. Although, it did seem as though most fans were there for Lil Wayne AND Blink-182 both.
First up was Lil Wayne who, in true Weezy fashion, hit the stage in style, arriving in a black velvet robe, shades and that famous Lil Tunechi grin with an iced out grill, naturally. With blunt in hand (which he smoked for the entirety of his set), he got the crowd going with his hits 6 Foot 7 Foot, followed by No Worries.
Lil Wayne was energetic and engaged with the audience, instructing everyone to “make some noise for the people you do not get to see for putting this shit together tonight, man… And I’m gonna need you to make some more noise for your motha’ fuckin’ self for standin’ together tonight!” He continued, “Now, if you got somebody up top smilin’ down on us, point to them and make some noise for them. too.”
Weezy had us all dancing and singing along with him by playing an array of his classics like A Milli, How to Love, BedRock, I’m Goin’ In, Love Me, Got Money, Go DJ and Swag Surfin’. He also got down to some of his newer tracks like HYFR (Hell Ya Fuckin Right) and Uproar.
Most notable of Wayne’s performance was the fact that he was backed up by a 5-piece band. His music and style was less that of Lil Wayne the rapper, but more so of a full-fledged rockstar. I mean, he is after all, a “r-o-c-k star” (I may be showing my age a little with this reference, but… a little Juelz Santana and Lil Wayne anyone? 2009? No? Okay…)
Lil Wayne has had some drama in the press recently while on this tour. However, being a big fan of Lil Wayne’s myself, Weezy F. Baby can do no wrong in my book.
After a short break, Blink-182 hit the stage with unrivaled energy and enthusiasm. They, too, performed all of their classic hits, making the longtime Blink-182 fans in the audience go wild.
Blink played a ton of songs from their famous album Enema of the State, as this tour marked the album’s 20th anniversary. They rocked the crowd with hits such as Adam’s Song, What’s My Age Again?, All The Small Things, The Party Song, Bored to Death, and I Miss You.
Travis Barker killed it on the drums per usual. At one point, green alien blow-up dolls were passed amongst the crowd. “Swag-surfing” so to speak… (I couldn’t help myself).
Blink-182’s set was incredibly fun, enjoyable, and had me transported back to the early 2000’s. The nostalgia was real, but I live for that kind of thing. All in all, the union between Blink-182 and Lil Wayne worked out perfectly, leaving me to believe that whoever thought of this pairing should get tested: there’s a distinct possibility of genius.
Tour announcement, Blink-182′s instagram
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