Okay so this happened: On May 28, Epik High commenced their 2015 North American Tour at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.
AND I WAS THERE.
This was a big deal for me because it was my first ever concert. I’m a homebody and the idea of standing in line, enduring screaming fans and general madness just to hear/see artists live never seemed appealing to me – especially since I can just listen to a CD or watch a YouTube video in the comfort of own home. But I’m thrilled to give up my… uh… concert virginity to Epik High. Honestly there’s no other group I’d want that honor to go to. Hee.
I still can’t believe my two eyes saw them in the flesh.
San Francisco was the first stop on their tour so their energy was really fresh. Tablo’s always been my musical bias (I still think he’s one of the best wordsmiths in this industry) but Mithra was FANTASTIC at rapping live. The venue was small enough that the whole concert itself felt intimate. So intimate, in fact, that their true dorkiness shone through. During the intermission, the trio listed off their favorite things about North America and – I kid you not – Tablo said geocities and hotmail. Woooowww. (Tablo couldn’t hide his nerdiness – Mithra and Tukutz named some popular movies and Tablo’s like, “Uh… F. Scott Fitzgerald…” I screamed extra loud for that.)
A fan requested poor Mithra to do aegyo…. let’s just say that is a memory I want to bleach out of my brain forever.
The concert ranged from songs from their relatively new stuff (“Born Hater,” “Don’t Hate Me,” “Happen Ending,” “Eyes, Nose, Lips”) to old fan favorites (“Umbrella,” “Love, Love, Love,” “Fan”). Such nostalgia. A tiny part of me wishes I had splurged on VIP tickets but we had pretty great seats overall.
I swear I have photos from the concert and will add them to this post at a later time (they’re on my phone – haven’t had time to transfer them to my computer). Better late than never! Photos below.