I was completely out of my element when I got in line for the show last night and honestly, I was beyond annoyed. The young crowd was turnt (at least that’s what I think the kids are saying these days) and ready to party. I was tired and ready for bed but something made me stick through the exhaustion. I may not have known exactly what I was getting into for the night but I knew it was something I didn’t want to miss.
After some beats from a DJ, it wasn’t long before opening act James Elizabeth took the stage. Before the sold out audience even got a glimpse of the beautiful James Elizabeth, we were introduced to her two amazing dancers and I was instantly sold on whatever her set was going to hold. The dancers did their thing before the songstress appeared in the stage and whisked the audience away into a hot sweaty mess. James Elizabeth’s set may have been ridiculously short but it definitely packed a punch. Showing off some of the collaborations she has done with everyone from Snoop Dogg to E-40, there’s no denying this woman’s talent.
With Jandro still on the stage, Castro Escobar took the microphone and continued what Jandro had started. Both of the men had an undeniable sense of energy about them and a way with the crowd. Although I question how much of their performance (along with the performance from James Elizabeth) was actually live and not just pre-recorded and lip synced over, I loved their fun-loving vibe. There was something so real about both of these men that came through crystal clear when it came to their music. Playful when it came to the audience, they came off as two guys that truly did want you to come back to the merch table and chat with them, take a picture with them (and adding and tagging it to Instagram), and just hang out. I was thoroughly impressed with their energy and vibe.
I was stunned not only by Snow’s talent behind the microphone but also the way she had the audience in the palm of her hand. The excited crowd was eating up every single word that Snow was spitting and I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a single person standing still. Hell, I may have not known a single word from her songs but I couldn’t help but start bouncing around to the infectious beats. Part of me was at last night’s concert just to try and figure out why Snow Tha Product has been buzzing so hard lately. That was answered within the first song and to say that I went from an observer to a fan in a matter of seconds wouldn’t be all that dramatic.
Don’t get stuck in a scene and don’t let people form an opinion for you. If something intrigues you, go check it out and see it for yourself. Snow Tha Product definitely isn’t my typical cup of tea but after seeing her perform live, I am absolutely in love. Go fall in love with something new.