I didn't get to Last Tuesdays, but someone did, AND they wrote a recap.
Thank you, Raul!!
I loved, loved, loved Last Tuesdays tonight. It was only fitting since it was The Love Below Edition. No crying to start out with but that comes a little later. The new sound system was amazing. Everyone sounded amazing with it. We had such a nice crowd. We had many that came from across the HRBT, and I think they got their drives' worth. The vibe was like a Main Event/Nascar Race with all the energy and the opening with The National Anthem. Much, much, much Love to all those who came and laid witness to The Love Below and brought the energy. Had to have been The Last Tuesdays with the most energy to open up a show. We could not have asked for anything more. I think DJ OH! Boy had something to do with it. He provided the soundtrack for the night and got us rocking with some classic Hip-Hop to start. He was on point: kept the energy going between Artists and during breaks. He was seamless with the Artists performing. Much Love and Respect to DJ OH! Boy. Stripes with Pipes made Last Tuesdays history with the first act to ever perform The National Anthem. Much Love and Respect and Sincere Thanks to Stripes and Pipes: they are not only talented singers, forming a great Acapella Ensemble, they are Brave Soldiers serving our Country. How many of you can say you know how to shoot an M16 and have the pipes to belt out The National Anthem. They took us on a journey from The National Anthem to 90's R&B with Shai to Doo Wop with The Satins to Pop with Ceelo. That's how a performance is done! We usually open up with Spoken Word but it followed with My Main Man Keion blessing the stage and spitting knowledge. His brutal honesty and laid back flow is like none other; a presence that just has to be heard live like on a Tuesday Night on The Last Tuesdays Stage on February 26, 2013. Like a true Artist his voice embodied the emotions of each piece. I felt like I was in a large arena listening to an intellectual, inspirational lecture. Tough act to follow but making a grown man cry is quite the follow up with Matt Mason. I hate to admit it, but I did get a little teary eyed. I was just thinking of this talented soul, singer/songwriter, guitarist, who is bigger than Last Tuesdays blessing our stage who undoubtedly will make it big. They say a true artist embodies the emotion of a song, and Matt Mason did just that. I felt every lyric. I was weary at first with him opening up with my favorite song of his "I'm Trying My Best" and not knowing how he could possibly follow it, but he topped it. His guitar tonight played second fiddle to his voice which was the true instrument. I did not know weather to clap and shout or run up on stage and give him a hug. All this after just getting off being sick and even just finishing some songs the night before. I can't imagine if he was full strength, I would have been on my knees crying a river. Definitely the best performance I've seen out of Matt Mason. Much, much, much Love. Vexx was in effect next. Did I just rhyme? It was refreshing to hear Vexx Music: not the typical music you hear on the radio these days. Mad respect to Vexx also for purposely performing songs to match The Love Below theme. Now who does that. How many artists these days put some thought into their music and performances? Thank you Vexx for blessing our stage and being so thoughtful. The show was shut down by FRO W.U.N.D.A.S. We were so blessed that he hit us up wanting to perform. He sent us a bunch of music and videos and and it only took me hearing one song, and I was like yes yes yes we have to have him. He did not disappoint. He delivered with his unique, no nonsense style even jumping around on the stage with dreads flailing. Like his song says: "He is something big." Just the energy and "artist doing him" that we needed to close the show! If you missed out on him, definitely look him up. Thank you again FRO W.U.N.D.A.S for blessing our stage: we were honored to have you showcase your talent. Thank you again to all the Artists and to the loyal Last Tuesdays followers and to the new faces. Thank you to 45 Degrees. Thank you to Jaime and Natasha for mixing our Last Tuesdays' signature drink: Bolt 45. Until next time America! Peace, Love, and Poetry. Raul