Back to the show.
I absolutely loved the fact that there was no opener for this show. For an album that was so extravagant, so gaudy, so "hey look at how awesome we are and how awesome you aren't", I thought it was brilliant.
The show began at about 9:00pm with absolutely no warning.
I feel like opening the show with HAM was genius. This song is the equivalent of popping a x pill before getting into the passenger seat of a Mercedes McClaren and after getting about 30 seconds to admire the beauty and craftsmanship that went into making such a beautiful machine, right before buckling your seatbelt, the driver floors it, and there you are grasping on to absolutely anything for dear life, while at the same time screaming "Fuck Yes!" Maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration but, something about opera music, Lex Luther's dramatic drums, and Kanye splashing swag all over a track, coming through speakers as big as your house that gets me pumped. Just when you get crazy excited, you hear Jay-Z... but you don't see him. You're looking around frantically like, "where's Hov?", then.. BOOM BITCH. Right behind you.
There's Jay-Z, cool as the other side of the pillow, completely unfazed by the fact that he's changing motherfucker's lives and shit, reciting his verse with the piercing precision.
I honestly don't know why I'm even trying to put this show into words. All I can say is that this by far was one of the best moments of my life. I got to witness two of the greatest music revolutionaries of our time, take the stage and make history. This is a show that inspired me, and will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life. I'll shut up now and let my pictures do the talking.