Monday 21 May was a day to remember, as my twin sister and I were off to see her birthday present – Jay – Z and Kanye West’s – Watch The Throne Concert at the O2. For a past birthday present, I had bought her tickets to see Rihanna, since she’s a massive fan, but more for their shared passion for style. However, I had a feeling that I had surpassed myself since we both had high expectations about the evening ahead.
Once we left North Greenwich station, we were met with hoards of fans and surprisingly bumped into uni friends and past and present work mates, as well as knowing other people that were going on different dates. With such a hyped atmosphere, how much more amplified was it going to be inside?
At 8:30 pm, it was SHOWTIME! As soon as the music started booming and the rappers came to the stage, everybody stood to attention and danced the night away until the very end. To the fans’ delight, there were also cube shaped stages, that rose up high, whilst Kanye and Jay – Z alternated between them. As an extra bonus to where we were seated, we had a close view to the cubed platform to our right. Whenever they looked over, we made sure we waved our arms – too bad it didn’t catch their attention though.
The crowd had the privilege to hear songs from the Watch The Throne album, plus tunes from each of their solo collections. It was great to hear past songs that you hadn’t heard in a while, especially since some made you want to dance even harder and repeatedly made you say “Oh yeaaaah!” in a chorus of remembrance.
But it was a current song and arguably the anthem to their present album, that really got the crowd going. Saving the best until last, Kanye and Jay – Z performed N!**@s In Paris! We were lucky enough to hear it three times in a row before both said goodbye for the night. However 99% of fans felt that this couldn’t be the end. And we were proved right when both re – entered the stage and Jay – Z shouted “again”! That was meet with a loud cheer and everyone rapping to the chorus ‘That Sh*t Cr_ay’, as they performed the song twice more.
It’s funny how they abbreviated the word ‘crazy’ – but the phrase definitely has a ring to it. Once the concert finally finished, my sister and I could only explain the event as ‘That Sh*t Cr_ay!’