With the Fillmore Silver Spring beingSantigold’s final destination for her ‘We Buy Gold Tour,’ she made sure to end it with a bang. Many of her fans quickly rushed into the venue to get a glimpse of Santi and also find the opportunity to give her a warm welcome during her stop in the DMV. In few words, Santigold’s performance was full of life and motivation.
To kick things off the Brooklyn native, Donmonique got the show started by sharing Hennesey filled red cups with nearby fans. She then went into her set spitting bars after bars with the assistance of her hype-woman and DJ. After getting the fans warmed up to her style she went into a Brooklyn ‘Bad Boys’ tribute set to get the crowd pumped up and finished it off with a few more of her songs to get everyone in the venue excited for Santigold’s upcoming performance.
Immediately, when Santigold came onto the stage you can see the fans lose their shit as she started her performance. Once the lights turned on to her appearing on stage the place went wild and she went on to perform many of her classics and new tracks including L.E.S. Artistes, Banshee, Say Aha, and more. She also went on to show off her skills for playing the bass guitar for another part of her show.
Towards the middle of her show, she looked at a raging fan who kept jumping up and down with a vinyl copy of her, Santogold album, and she quickly acknowledged him by saying, “I got you later.” To no surprise right before she wrapped up her show she stopped the show to hop down from the stage and autograph his album for him. That was the tipping point for the night as she then invited fans onto the stage to party with her as bubbles filled the air.
“Fuck selfies!” — Santigold
Once the fans got onto the stage she quickly told them to put their phones away and to stop taking selfies and to just have a good time. This part was awesome to me was great as she continued to rock the night away. Once she wrapped up her show the fans continued to make noise requesting an encore and she later came out to perform two more songs before disappearing backstage to call the night a wrap.
Overall, her show was pretty solid. It featured hella animated backup dancers, great music, and a graphic backdrop filled with memorabilia and mockery imagery as to how much she really dislike this selfie culture we are living in. After all, what’s not to love about hella hyped backup dancers that start a show out by eating Cheetos and Gatorade. Definitely, be sure to pick up her new album, 99cent when you get a chance.