could be an inherent flaw in bounce music's ability to sustain a
traditional headlining set time. Because it's a young genre committed to
somewhat stringent parameters, the music can feel like an assault of a
singular rhythm. So what happens is people become less committed to
devoting their attention to Freedia as a performer but more so to
Freedia as a very entertaining DJ. The crowd began to thin out toward
cigarette breaks after the set rounded the hour mark. As Freedia
continues to tackle bigger crowds, this seems like the glaring dichotomy
that will have to be synthesized. But if the biggest obstacle in a
roadshow surrounds the crowds inability to shake ass past an hour,
Freedia should be able to work out the kinks. Or at least twerk them
|Photo by Erik Hess|
Critics Bias: Have been looking
forward to seeing Big Freedia since bounce music began popping up on
party playlists over the past year or so. I was promised "Ass
Everywhere!" and "Ass Everywhere!!" I was given.
Like a Greyhound bus from Williamsburg broke down outside the club on
its way to Portland. Seriously though, it was a pretty sexy crowd. And
many were dressed in wonderfully unemployable manner.
Random Notebook Dump: So the girls have purple bras too. That's the kind of calculated that sells out shows.