Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Game Rolls Through Boulder, CO With Live Performance (Concert Recap)
via the Denver Post
Game’s Colorado fans got the Westside vibe they wanted when he stopped at the Fox in Boulder on Saturday (July 31st) as part of his R.E.D Album tour, the namesake of which will be released Aug. 24.
The Crowd got an aggressive west coast rapper spreading Compton fever, complete with his crew smoking blunts and drinking Makers Mark at the back of the stage and playing sounds of gun shots between songs. The sold-out show took a lot of turns, starting with Game chugging half a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka, calling all the “ladies” up on stage and stopping songs to take a hits of a joint from the audience.
The crowd was on point with rapping along with Game during the concert, which was packed with many of his most popular songs from his previous three albums. He made it evident that Dr. Dre and 50 Cent were supporters, despite past feuds, by playing classic cuts from Dr. Dre’s albums “Xxplosive” and “2001″ and bringing out G-Unit Gear while chanting “G-Unit.”
Game performed “Big Dreams,” then “Big Money” from “The R.E.D Album” while he threw out wads of bills into the crowd. He started to do “Cali Sunshine,” saying Colorado had what California did (in regards to fine ladies and bud), but stopped because the beat was too slow for him. Throughout, the crowd seemed mesmerized by the party unfolding on stage.
Colorado- based Fresh Breath Committee and 303 Movement opened for Game, which drew much of the crowd that showed up in time to see the headliner play. The rapper the Menace started out Game’s set by performing two songs that set the scene for the Compton party that was about to get started. After the songs, “Black Wall Street” and “Chevy Sittin,” the Menace got the crowd in a round-robin of yelling “Compton” after he said “Menace.”
Game’s “R.E.D. Album,” for those who don’t know, marks his return to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label and is the result of working with Snoop and Dr. Dre in the studio as well as collaborating with artists including Justin Timberlake and Pharrell.
See the photo gallery from the show:
Game - Boulder Fox Theatre
(video courtesy of aja2489 & bkbsnow)