The life of a performer is very difficult, especially if they have experienced a lot of fame and expect their audiences to react a certain way during their performances. This is because performers become attuned to drawing out the energy they need from the audience, and if they don’t get enough of it, they don’t feel like performing anymore. This is exactly what has happened at a recent Lil Wayne performance.
The reason why Lil Wayne would want a bigger audience when he performs is that he has experienced that energy before and craves it now. While many performers find this energy in the songs they sing and hence don’t care how big or small is the size of the audience, for others the audience provides that drive.
According to reports, last Thursday’s show in the Lil Wayne and Blink-182 joint tour around North America featured fewer songs by the rapper then originally promised to the audience. The show, held in Bristow region of Virginia at Jiffy Lube Live, disappointed Lil Wayne so much that the rapper wanted to exit the entire tour, way before it’s final show scheduled in September.
Cutting Off His Set
The show started with a band called Neck Deep, who delivered an exhilarating opening performance, and then Lil Wayne was invited up on the stage to mesmerize the crowd with his unique music. However, after singing for a little while, the singer stopped the performance and gave a little speech to the audience.
According to him, understandably since he enjoys a lot of fame, the size of the crowd he usually performs in front of is much bigger compared to the one he had at that time. He did not like the energy he was deriving from it, mostly because the crowd was still coming into formation and hence had a lot of movement.
But this seems to be a recurring phenomenon on this tour, judging by Lil Wayne’s next few statements. The rapper continued talking to the audience and confessed his fear about the remaining tour dates, highlighting the fact that he was increasingly finding these performances to be difficult, and that he may not perform at any of the remaining scheduled performances on the tour.
This also implies that the past tour performances have also not been up to par as far as Lil Wayne is concerned, however, this is the first time that the rapper has actually spoken up about the bothersome phenomenon. However, according to a statement released by him later, Lil Wayne confirmed that he would indeed be continuing on with the tour and would not be dropping out as initially intimated.
Fans were obviously not too happy about the way Lil Wayne had skipped almost half of his planned set of songs. According to some of the tweets, the rapper performed around just five songs before leaving the stage, and since it was the main act, another Twitterati pointed out that the performance was way too short to be considered the main act.