Rick Ross at Summer Jam XV at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 6/8/12
Eric Gruneisen Tyga last night in Denver.
Tyga gave an abbreviated version of the same performance he gave at the Ogden Theatre earlier this spring, and he was just as dynamic and energetic on stage. "Rack City" still goes harder than pavement and brings out the pretty girls baring their breasts. He rode security's shoulders into the crowd and got his rock star on to tracks like "YOLO," "Faded," the ever popular "Make it Nasty," and more. The crowd definitely wanted more Tyga, and with good reason: He killed it.
Eric Gruneisen B.o.B. last night in Denver.
B.o.B, meanwhile, gave a performance that included thick back-up dancers and singers, and the MC taking his shirt off on numerous occasions. Looking like a clean-shaven Jimi Hendrix, B.o.B ran through his catalogue with the flair of a true pro. During "Ray Bans," money was thrown everywhere, the live rendition of "Airplanes" was soulful and "Strange Clouds" took his performance to the top.
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