Review: Kid Cudi at WaMu Theater
On Wednesday I saw myself surrendering to the night by throwing myself into the world of Kid Cudi. My mind was a daze as I inched my way closer and closer to the front of the stage. There I stood in awe as one of the best rappers, in my humble opinion, blessed the audience with his presence.
Starting the night with songs from his recent album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’, he allowed his vocals to seep into each member of the audience while we became enamored once again with his artistry and lyricism. Amongst the tracks from the new album he also incorporated classics such as “Mr. Rager”, “Cudi Zone” and “Pursuit of Happiness.” This allowed new and old Cudi fans to feel a sense of belonging and nostalgia, making the energy of the show touch cloud nine.
Not only was the performance surreal, the props were just as moving - matching perfectly with the auditory enigma in which we all found ourselves shrouded. Surrounded by four enlarged weed bushes and a backdrop consisting of a sorbet ombré oozing with tactile sensation, Kid Cudi’s essential aesthetic provided a joyous aura for him and the crowd. The combination of both of these elements made for a memorable show worthy of praise. So if you ask for an overview of my mileau, inquire about how my breath became inspired and charged or where I’m headed next, my answer is going to involve Kid Cudi.