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Show Recap and Gallery: Currensy at The Regency

May 7, 2011

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A thick haze occupied the Regency Ballroom on Friday, for the San Francisco stop in Currensy’s Jetlife Tour. Inside the fog, a young crowd, many too young to get an OK-for-alcohol wristband, was under a different influence tonight, as they eschewed the bar to pack in tightly around the stage where no one apparently wanted any second-hand smoke to go to waste. Notably, even before the stagehands had completed their equipment setups and the DJ started her set, the air was already quite thick and smokey.

A quiet, preoccupied bunch, the crowd didn’t seem to really be into the show while the Jetlife Tour’s openers, Smoke Dza, Monstabeats, Nesby Phips, Fiend, Corner Boy P, Trademark and Young Roddy, took their turns on the stage. While DJ Bomshell Boogie did her best to coax some life out of the audience, everyone seemed to be content to bob their heads leisurely and mutter their “jet-life, jet-life, jet-life,” calls in relative calm. (She had other issues to note on Twitter later that night.) Stagehands throwing out packs of rolling papers were appreciated, but that didn’t exactly get the crowd going and it wasn’t as if the crowd was lacking in such amenities.

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Instead, they seemed to save its enthusiasm and biggest cheers for the droopy-eyed Currensy, who knew of Northern California’s reputation yet was seriously impressed by the faded nature of the room. “Frisco gonna hold me down,” he said. “I knew it was going down like this but I didn’t know it was going down like this!” For the crowd, Currensy did not disappoint though, weaving some of his newer tracks (they were surprisingly appreciation of “Elevator Musik”) with more vintage material from his days in Master P’s No Limit camp. Currensy’s polished stage presence and familiar rhymes seemed to be the one missing ingredient to wake everyone from their hazy comfort.


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