I had the chance to check out Tech N9ne at the Myth on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 and even though I did a preview for the show, I had no idea that I was in for the incredible show I saw. From the moment I arrived at the venue, it struck me how big of a deal this show was when I saw the line still backed up to the mall parking lot. Keep in mind that I got there an hour after the doors opened!! In case you couldn’t get, yes this was a sold out show!!
Joining Tech N9ne at this show was Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Mayday!, Ces Cru, and Stevie Stone. I got to the photo area and took a look around after getting my gear ready. There were camera people everywhere, most of which were taking video. I assume that was due to the packed venue. There was even a camera on a large boom on one side of the floor! Strange Music really knows how to put on a show!
Right from the start of the show, the energy in the Myth was high and kept building throughout the show. Stevie Stone started out the night and got the crowd jumping and singing along to every song. I was surprised to see there was very little time between each group, but without having to switch all the instruments, it made sense.
Ces Cru came out next and brought up the level of excitement. More people were pushing their way toward the stage now and the venue in general was difficult to move around in. There was plenty of crowd participation during their set and the last song had the whole place jumping!
Next up was Mayday. Like the rest of the groups before them, they had two people singing, but they also had a guitar player and someone on the drum set that was on stage. It made them stand out a bit from the other groups. The crowd was really wild during their song, “Badlands”!
Rittz was on next and he was the only one that took the stage on his own. He had quite a few songs with fast talking lyrics. He also liked to talk to and engage the crowd between songs especially getting them to say Rittz bitch!
After a longer wait and a full intro song, Tech N9ne took the stage. I had seen photos of the live set, but it was definitely worth seeing in person! He started out on a podium on a higher level structure on the stage and came down to the main stage from there. I had thought that Krizz Kaliko wasn’t at this show, but he came out to perform with Tech N9ne, (also starting from the podium), and they traded off during the set doing their own solo pieces. The crowd was completely crazy now. They were streaming up from the pit after our first three songs trying to escape all the people pushing up from behind them. I saw a fight break out and the security at the Myth had their hands full, but they did a wonderful job as always!
This was definitely a show that will stay with me for a while. Even though the music wasn’t really what I listen to regularly, all the performers put on a fantastic performance. A few of them got right down on the barrier and sang from right in front of the crowd and all of them engaged the crowd and made sure they were enjoying the show! They showed the sold out crowd at the Myth how it’s done! Enjoy some of the crowd photos below.
As always, get out and support live music and I’ll see you out there!