i wasn't present at roo 2008 but was just talking about the "fuck kanye" culture with a roo friend yesterday. i'm not a fan of yeezus christ per se so i wouldn't have been one of the people waiting on his performance but as a festival-goer i have to say that a show happening on What as the sun rises would be nice even if only for the additional "entertainment" option at an hour when the options may be limited. having said that, the tardy-ness of kanye in roo circles isn't relevant anymore because it just fuels his fire and it's a waste of your life to discuss a pop star at such length.
And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know you realize that life goes fast - It's hard to make the good things last-you realize the sun doesn't go down - It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
As one of the only people to wait to get into the Kanye pit since before PJ in 08 and leave the show with absolute heartbreak, I really hope he is here. He is hands down one of my favorite artists. I hope he's there and totally redeems himself. I don't see it happening, but I would be completely ecstatic. This is coming from the man that is going to marry Taylor Swift too.
Interesting about the comparison between the Hendrix woodstock show and the Kanye Roo show is that the Hendrix show was actually panned pretty harshly directly afterward. hardly anyone was left, he said he did not play well, etc. It is just iconic for its time though (which Kanye's show was not).
Anyway, it is very upsetting to me that this is still going on 6 years later and that Kanye will likely never play the farm again because of it. He is the greatest hip hop artist of all time, have 4 total classic albums, and dozens of amazing songs. I have seen him live 3 times since the Roo set (which I saw alone as all my friends went to bed) and he has gotten better every time.
Post by theciscokid on Jan 23, 2014 13:56:26 GMT -5
Kanye really doesn't do anything for me. However, it'd be cool to say I've seen him, and a festival format is really the only way that'd entice me to see him. I like this more than Oukast to be honest. I thought outkast was terrible when I saw them in 02.