The Represent Tour came to Elliot Hall in Purdue University on Friday, October 21.
The artists performing were Grey Lamb, TOKiMONSTA, D.R.A.M., and Waka Flocka Flame.
Headlined by Waka Flocka, the concert opened with a local rapper, Grey Lamb, who is also a student at Purdue.
Next came TOKiMONSTA, a record producer and DJ from Los Angeles, although I was most excited for the following act, D.R.A.M.
My wish didn’t come true, but I wasn’t disappointed.
Some Purdue students who work with Purdue Convocations came out and announced that there would be a shift in the concert lineup, and welcomed Waka Flocka Flame to the stage.
Waka Flocka hyped up the crowd, and played his hit song “No Hands” (also the only song I’d ever heard by him) for probably about ten minutes.
People were rushing the stage at Elliot Hall, a seated auditorium, which was frowned upon by the Fire Marshals who were keeping the concert secure.
Even I pushed my way to the front of the stage and was less than a foot away from touching Waka Flocka’s hand, and my seats were on the first balcony.
After two or three attempts by the Fire Marshals to push the crowd back, they left.
The crowd rejoiced because we thought that the Fire Marshals had given up on ruining the fun, but they hadn’t.
A student, who most likely represented Purdue Convocations, stopped the show and came out on stage.
He said that if the crowd didn’t go back to their seats, then the show would be shut down.
About a minute later, after a lot of yelling, swearing, and defiance from the crowd, the lights were turned on.
It stayed this way until the aisles cleared out to the approval of the Fire Marshals.
Waka Flocka came back on and tried to return the energy to the crowd that had been taken away.
It was clear that the crowd only came for Waka Flocka, because after he finished his set, the majority of the crowd left.
I’m glad I stayed to watch D.R.A.M.
D.R.A.M. had just come out with his debut album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., and performed many songs from the album.
After every song, he asked the crowd if they loved their “momma,” and told everyone to repeat the phrase, “Spread love.”
He finished his short, 30-minute- long set with his breakout hit, “Broccoli,” and thanked the crowd one last time before swinging his dreads and walking off stage.