If you were anywhere in the vicinity of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Thursday, you may have possibly for a minute thought that it was still senior prom season, with the heavy influx of the 18 year old demographic flooding the water front. Nope, you were absolutely wrong…yes, the millennials were in full force, but they were in full force to support their favorite rapper Logic.
Hot off the heels of releasing his newest album “Everybody“, which debuted on the Billboard 200 charts at #1, the Gaithersburg native only saw it fit to bring this “Everybody Tour” to Pier Six Pavilion. Since you know this was technically his hometown show, the whole DMV came out to show him love, and that love was translated via a packed house concert.
The show started off at 7:30 PM with Big Lenbo (also a Maryland native) and Joey Bada$$, who set the tone for the night by delivering energetic performances and hyping the crowd up while the water front pavilion began to quickly fill up. During the intermission between acts you could just see the vibe that was going through the air, which was one of extreme peace and a good time as a DJ played some tunes to keep the atmosphere going.
A little after 9 PM fans began to get a little antsy and started a round of screams and yells for Logic to “come out already”, and I guess that worked, because not too long after, the rapper of the night emerged on the stage. Just like any artist who has new music that they are pushing, he kicked off his show with a cut entitled “Hallelujah” and kept it moving in that same direction of “the new”.
Unlike most rappers of today, Logic easily sets himself a part from the norm by promoting a sense of positivity in the world, and being an extremely humble individual himself. This was no more evident when he invited a fan up on stage to sing a few verses of one of his songs, and then at another point celebrated a fans birthday, by urging the whole entire crowd to sing Happy Birthday to him. That certainly gets brownie points on so many levels.
During his two-hour show, there were a lot of elements of his show that I particularly enjoyed. I grew up during the age where an artist’s production value in their show meant as much, if not more, than the actual performance itself. I also grew up during the age of video games and Nintendo as well…Logic hit both of these nails dead on the head for me when about halfway through his show, he decided to play a round of Super Mario Kart 8. This has got to be one of the coolest things that I’ve witnessed at a concert, EVER!
All in all, I would say that I was thoroughly impressed with seeing Logic for the first time. He embodied the essence of what it’s like to be a rapper who’s current with the times via his style, but also tapped into a few tricks from the OGs in terms of their stage presence, but most important, their humility. With all the things going on in the world right now and qualities that people tend to lack, being able to remain humble when you’re at the top of the game is something that speaks volumes, and certainly does not go unnoticed.
The “Everybody Tour” continues to roll on, so if it stops in your city, do yourself a favor and grab at ticket (if you can).