We have been looking forward to G-Eazy’s “When It’s Dark Out” Tour hitting Philly for a while. The first date sold out in just a couple of days so The Fillmore added a second performance, making it two nights of partying with G-Eazy and A$AP Ferg.
Ferg killed his set each night as expected. His set was full of his older hits like “Work”, “Shabba”, and “Hood Pope”, mixed in with his new singles like “New Level” featuring Future. He also brought Marty Baller out with him who has recently started putting out his own music that he performs along with Ferg. We have seen Marty perform as Ferg’s hype man for so many years that it was great to see him control the crowd and perform his own music.
After Ferg’s set finished around 9:40 there was an intermission where the stage crew started to build G-Eazy’s set which ended up being an incredible work of art all on its own. G’s set was filled with emotion and so much energy both from the crowd and from the performer himself. He orchestrated an amazing set by recreating the store fronts of one of his favorite strip clubs, favorite local bar (back in San Francisco) called “The Saint”, and an illuminated “Motel” sign. His set was definitely one of our favorite Hip Hop sets we have seen since J. Cole’s ‘Forest Hill Drive’ Tour.
G-Eazy also brought out many of his friends and special guests throughout both nights. Each night he brought out his close friend and fellow performer Marty Grimes as well as singer Marc E Bassy who is featured on his track “Some Kind of Drug” off his new album. On the second night he brought out Philly Hip-Hop legend Freeway who really got the crowd going.
G-Eazy definitely kept fans on their toes as he kept leaving the stage making it seem like the show was over, but then continually came out with even more surprises. After two nights of shows, we were exhausted and can’t imagine how G-Eazy felt after selling both nights out and keeping it 100 from start to finish. We highly advise everyone to catch this show if it has not passed through your city yet. From top to bottom, the show is a must see. We can’t wait for them come back to Philly for another show!
[Photos & Article by: Sam Cones]
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