Tyler The Creator makes a memorable
last night of the Call Me If You Get Lost
By Keziah Rutschow, Reporter
After thirty-two shows around the United States, Tyler The Creator, a popular rapper and record producer, made his final tour stop in Seattle, Washington. After waiting nine long months, my best friend and I finally made it to the day we were looking forward to. We had a very adventurous time getting to the Climate Pledge Arena where he was performing, but that’s a story for another time.
We arrived just in time for one of his three openers, Kali Uchis, and we were ecstatic. She opened with her big hit “Dead To me” in a stunning sparkly black two-piece outfit. Hearing her sing my favorite song, “Loner” live was a highlight and between that and the other 13 songs she played, it was one of my favorite concert openers I have ever seen.
Before Tyler stepped up on stage, we were presented with a giant screen starting with the sound of his song “MASSA” switching into “SIR BAUDELAIRE,” where he was elevated from the stage standing on the back of the shiny bright blue Rolls-Royce. Suddenly the screen behind him lifted, revealing a big bright blue Mediterranean-style house with staircases. He continued to sing “CORSO,” “LEMONHEAD,” and “HOT WIND BLOWS” before going on a long speech about how much he loves Seattle.
“Seattle, also known as my favorite F*** city, I F*** love Seattle so F** much.” He continued to say how he constantly thinks of buying a house here, specifically on Bainbridge Island. He goes on for another two minutes talking about Seattle and his love for the city. “Give your *** city, including the crack-heads, pike-place, and every god**** ferry, a round of applause.” After his speech was over, he sang “LUMBERJACK,” “MASSA,” and a newer song, “Come On, Let’s go,” hyping up the crowd the entire time.
When he was done with those songs, he stepped out on a big motorboat which drove between the crowd onto another stage on the other side of the arena while singing “WUSYANAME.” I thought this was super cool because I had never seen something like that before at a concert, and it gave the whole floor crowd a chance to get right next to the man himself.
Once entering the other stage full of tall fake grass, he started singing “Boredom,” “911,” “see you again,” “IFHY,” and parts of “She,” “Smuckers,” “Yonkers,” “Bimmer,” “Rusty,” and “Tamale” (all parts of his older music). Even though he was a bit farther away from us when performing these songs, I was still very happy with the song choices, as those were some of my favorite songs by him.
After those songs were over, he went back on the boat singing “I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE,” and made his way to his last set of songs. These songs were the most hyped out of the entire concert, with the fireworks coming out of the stage and everyone’s adrenaline pumping, not wanting the show to end, it felt like I was floating from how much fun it was. He sang some personal favorites such as “Who dat boy,” “I think,” “EARFQUAK” (with an acapella at the end that almost made me cry), and “NEW MAGIC WAND,” and finished with “RUNIT UP.” I don’t think my friend and I danced or sang our hearts out that much until those last few songs.
As he exited off the stage through the fake house, I couldn’t help but just stare in awe, taking in the previous few hours. I believe it was one of my most memorable concerts, and even Tyler tweeted a day later, “almost cried at the last show.” I couldn’t have related more. So if you ever get a chance in your life to see Tyler The Creator live, just do it because you definitely will not regret it.