“Tucker, Tucker, Tucker!”
The crowd at Irving Plaza in Manhattan was electric with the anticipation of Role Model. With the first night of his tour in New York City, the pressure was on. As expected, he didn’t disappoint. I knew this would be an amazing night as soon as I arrived at the venue and saw the line wrapped around the building and down the block. This was the late show, as he played a set at the same venue only hours earlier, and many people were back for the second time. The fans slowly started to fill the venue. Pushing against each other to get closer and closer. At a sold-out show, you can only expect how squished together everyone was, but everyone was happy to be in that position as the lights dimmed. When he stepped out on stage, the crowd was deafening. He started bouncing around the stage right away and interacting with the fans. He played some of his new music, such as “Death Wish”, live for the first time, and the crowd was screaming the lyrics back to him. The blinding lights, the packed crowd, the screaming fans all made for an unforgettable performance. “I know it’s my job as an artist to say this, but there’s really something special about the energy in this crowd” -Role Model.
Photo/Review By: Tharynn Hook