A$AP Rocky and the rest of the A$AP crew absolutely killed it last night at the Avalon.
I had high hopes for this show and they were all surpassed. Doors at the Avalon opened at 8 pm, but Rocky’s set didn’t begin till around 11 pm and lasted about an hour. The first song of the hour-long set was “Pretty Flacko” produced by SpaceGhostPurrp. As the lights dimmed and the beat started, the A$AP crew came up on stage to everyone’s surprise. There was so much pushing and shoving and screaming, it was pure pandemonium. Then Rocky came on stage and everyone in attendance went crazy. I was very pleased to see that A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Ty Beats, A$AP Ferg and even A$AP Yams, who is usually behind the scenes, came on stage and greet the crowd.
After “Pretty Flacko” was over, Rocky introduced the rest of the crew and they disappeared backstage. The song that followed is one of my favorites from LiveLoveA$AP “Wassup”. The entire crowd, including myself, went absolutely nuts. Most of the songs on LiveLoveA$AP were performed, including “Trilla” which A$AP Twelvy ran on stage to do his verse and jump with the crowd. For Purple Swag, the song that catapulted A$AP Rocky into the limelight, he requested that the venue’s lights be turned off except for purple lighting. At this point, everyone knew what the next song would be and started screaming just in time for the pretty mothafucker to say “everything is purple”.
Other songs played were “Roll One Up”, “Get Lit”, “Palace”, “Bass” and “Kissin’ Pink”. A$AP Ferg performed his verse in “Kissin’ Pink” which the audience sang word for word with him. The audience sang along to almost every song which only made the ambiance even more amazing. The Pretty Flacko thanked the crowd numerous times for coming out to see him and his crew, especially since it was their first time in the Bay and in California.
The last song of the night was “Peso” produced by A$AP Ty Beats, which coincidently was also his 19th birthday. The song was greeted with loud cheering and a minor mosh pit. By the end of the show, everyone was dripping in sweat because the venue was so packed. It was rumored that there was 1,000 people in attendance. Because the show was on March 9th, the 15th year anniversary of Biggie Small’s death, Rocky said a few words in his honor and the DJ played “Hypnotize” and a number of the A$AP members jumped into the crowd. The crowd surfing actually happened all throughout the show, I was able to touch A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvy, and A$AP Ty Beats numerous times because I was all the way in the front. But by the end of the show, multiple members were amongst the crowd dancing along as people in the audience screamed, photographed, shoved, and pushed to try to touch them.
This review does not do the show justice. If you have the opportunity to see the A$AP mob, DO IT! I knew the show was going to be great, but I didn’t expect for it to be as ridiculously amazing as it ended up being. I hope I can see him again before he blows up. Listening to his mixtape obsessively since November surely paid off last night.
If your ears have yet to be blessed by ASAP Rocky’s LiveLoveA$AP mixtape, I suggest you click the link below and listen to it
A Fucken SAP.
Going to Coachella this year? Make sure to catch A$AP Rocky because he will definitely put on quite the show. And if you’re on the Drizzy bandwagon, make sure to catch Rocky be his opening act along with Kendrick Lamar on The Club Paradise Tour.
Make sure to check out the official A$AP mob website at http://www.asapmob.com/.