Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Blackalicious at the Social.

I met Katie Jane, and Britton Paine, at the Social (54 North Orange Ave, Orlando, FL) to hear Blackalicious perform.  I ordered a drink and sketched the band as they set up on stage. The place gradually filled up as I sketched. We must have arrived very early. The concert itself was a blast. Blackalicious i a bulky mass of a performer and he dominate the stage and crowd. The pit in front of the stage filled with a unified dancing mass.

New Breed was a lively brass band that performed next. with several drinks in me, the lines flowed easier but less accurately. (t was fun to try to catch the glow of all the different colored stage lights. Local artist and perform Asaan Swam burger Brooks was in the house and swung by for some face time.

Blackalicious took the stage again, and his rap lyrics seemed absolutely spontaneous as if s constant improvised flow.Another rapper got the crowd to raise their hands and pump their fists in the air. I have never experienced a mo lively and raucous concert. the social is small which keeps , performers and audience in close proximity. Sketching to rap music is a joy. I couldn't stop myself and ended up do in y third sketch.  What ever happened to my "one a day" mantra? Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. In an inebriated moment of inspiration I might produce some thing unexpected.
Someone flipping through my sketchbooks though these sketches were an unfinished mess, but I rather like them. Sometimes it in about a polished result, but about the experience. Right now, Hurricane Matthew is threatening Florida, essentially shutting down the state. Wouldn't it be fun if the Hurricane were named Blackalicious? This performer is very much a force of nature.

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