Show Recap: Trinidad James ends his tour in San Francisco
There’s plenty of people that have wondered how Trinidad James caught on the way he has, but he captured enough hearts to pack the Mezzanine last Thursday in San Francisco for the final leg of his first big national tour.
Words and Photos: Kevin Lee / April 6, 2013
There’s not much to Trinidad James that we know about, or even perhaps that there is to know about. You notice right away his slightly haggled looks, a particular fashion sense, a smooth vocal delivery (that typical of his hometown of Atlanta), and plenty of gold accessories (to say the least). He surely doesn’t have much of a catalog with his national notoriety only a few months old, even if he has a hit and a few perfectly listenable tracks under his belt. What he has going for him is that when he walks into a party, despite his mostly calm demeanor, he looks like he’s going to have fun in the room and he’s gonna make everyone around him have fun. It’s a vibe, a barely perceptible trait, that has befuddled plenty wondering why this dude matters, but he has captured enough hearts to pack the Mezzanine last Thursday in San Francisco for the final leg of his first big national tour.
James made full use of what little discography what else he has with plenty of diversions. He fully capitalized on his catchphrases, with the DJ replacing the usual explosion sound effect of his line, “Pop a molly, I’m sweatin!”, which never failed to draw a “woo!” from the crowd. Toward the end of the set he pulled the ol’ fill the stage with ladies from the crowd gimmick. Then, for some real mayhem, he invited the fellas to the stage too for his finale, a performance of his one hit “All Gold Everything”. Once the stampede calmed and everyone was done rapping along, Trinidad James took a plunge into the mosh pit he created for one last picture with his fans.