Yo, I would like to say that I've been coming to this site
for just about as long as it existed, and I never had the urge
to actually become a registered member until after tonight's
show! So I guess this is a blessing in disguise....
I agree with the other members that although the show was
dope, it didn't live up to the hype at all, and the fact that
whole verses were silenced due to the sound guys F-ing up is
just crazy!, but those are small things.
The reason that I finally became a registered user is to
tell the Okayplayers "Powers That Be" that the fact
that there were no vendors selling T-shirts, Programs,
Buttons, Hats, CDs or anything of the sort was very
inexcusable. I always go to events, concerts or festivals and
the lesson I learned is that the show's "cherry on the
top" is the merchandise that you take home from the show.
I searched before and after the show hard for a dude selling
something, shit I was even looking for bootleg dude that be on
the street after the show, selling $10 Tees and $2 Pictures
with the cardboard frames, lol (I bought one of those from the
Jill Scott show at Radio City w/Common, my son loves that
picture frame set-up with Com on one side and Jill on the
other; he swore that they were a couple!!) I was even more
amazed that since the concert's proceeds went to Dilla's
mother, that they didn't have any Dilla merchandise available
to sell for his foundation.
Listen, I had a great time as I always do at Roots' show
but I felt somewhat incomplete and a little cheated for not
being able to buy some sort of t-shirt or something like that.
Quest, you are a smart dude, tell me it was Def Jam's
Anyway Hip-Hop at Radio City felt surreal Ladies and Gents,
despite the let downs who would have ever thought I would see
The Roots headlining at such a landmark! Lastly, I did see
video cameras all around, so I'll bet my money that the DVD is
--- and yes I know I could buy merchandise at the
okaystore, but I had a dream of meeting the guys backstage,
and gettin' the band to autograph my freshly purchased t-shirt
(hint, hint...Quest holla @ Me!!!) Stay Cool--- Black Ty