T.I. - Tabernacle 3/30/07
Sometimes its really fucking cool to be from ATL. Last night was one of them. As part of the whole NCAA final four madness, T.I. played a "secret select" show at the Tabernacle. Our boy Elliott nabbed a handful of tickets for us and we eagerly waited in the line that wrapped around the Tabernacle block. Across the street in centennial park Panic At the Shithole were playing to all those fatty goth girls, we were at the better event thats for damn sure.
After sitting through what seemed like a 2 hour talent show of unsigned hip hop and R&B artists (it was cool though we were getting our drink on) T.I. finally went on about 11:15. There were these celeb-judges who were drinking the whole time so they werent really paying attention and it was way unorganized and to be honest kinda sucked ass. This one dude "Alley Boy" wanted to be the next Jeezy and was worth a laugh at best.
So, yeah finally T.I. went on and it was fucking incredible. An hour straight of hits, no filler, no bullshit. "AAaaaaaaaayyyyeeee Bankhead". Pep this hit train Rubber Band Man
to U Dont Know Me
to Bring Em Out
to MY LOVE
to Top Back
(my current jam of the sprang) to Why You Wanna
to a really cool point where he gave props to Lil Jon and covered Peace Up ATown Down
. The whole fucking place was tossin' their A's. Total jam sesh. Everyone was in a great mood, everyone was smokin' weed, everyone was in their Friday Finest jammin' some dranks. Shit was tight. A lot of ATL pride up in the place. TI was funny as shit too, crackin' jokes and doggin' on folks, live and animated all night, running from side to side. It was exactly what I hoped it would be, seriously. Best part of the night was the last jam everyone was waiting on....WHAT YOU KNOW
!! That beat and those keyboards kicked in and I got goosebumps. Shit was off the chain and everyone was going ape shit! He jammed the shit out of us and then after reppin' ATL one final time told our dumb asses to "respect the hustle" and dropped the mike. The King Of The South had left the building.
Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.