By now it’s pretty evident that Kanye West is an artistic innovative genius. His latest album, The Life of Pablo never officially got released or finished. Kanye did something with this album that hasn’t been done before as he continuously revises and restructures it. He is an expert at doing things out of the ordinary. With his crazy creative process, fans became hyped when they found out about his Saint Pablo Tour which began in Indianapolis on August 25th.
Story | Alyssa San Agustin
The Saint Pablo Tour finally made it’s way to Los Angeles last week on October 26th and I was able to experience it at the November 1st show; one of the six sold out nights at the Forum.
Of course Kanye wasn’t going to leave his creativity to just his album. He made sure his show got a mix of it too. Unlike the typical show where the stage is fixed in one spot, Kanye performed on a suspended moving platform which hovered over those with floor seats. This was genius because it allowed every seat in the stadium feel like a great seat. This risky move was allowed the energy to flow throughout the entire stadium.
As I watched Yeezy on that moving floor my eyes were also fixated on the fans on the floor. As they bounced up and down I felt a transfer of their energy. So even though I wasn’t on that floor with Kanye floating above me, I still had the same energy as those that did.
What made the Saint Pablo Tour even more powerful was the lighting rigs. Not only were you able to feel an artistic vibe through his music but through the atmosphere as well. The lighting and visuals were so simple, yet gave you that feel of being in a modern art museum.
Mr. West also showed a little heart. He played a self created video he made for his wife, Kim Kardashian, filled with home videos of her and her family.
He also had fans show some love to Kid Cudi, who is currently in rehab asking fans to sing the hook from “Father Stretch My Hands Pt.1” over the beat of “Waves” as loudly and passionately as they could to help Cudi through his healing process.
As much as I love the new Kanye, I do miss the old Kanye. Luckily, he catered to those who did as well and revisited past hits like “Jesus Walks”, “Touch the Sky”, and “Stronger” to name a few. Through the old and the new, the energy and ambiance throughout this entire show was epic. Kanye truly exceeded everyone’s expectations through this spiritual and uplifting tour.