T.I. at 1STBANK Center, 12/15/12

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Eric Gruneisen
Lupe Fiasco on stage at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield during KS-107.5's Jingle Jam. Slide show: T.I. at the 1STBANK Center

Before T.I.'s set, Lupe Fiasco performed, and a bit of a fiasco it was. For the first half of his set, the reverb on his microphone was turned up ridiculously high. Seriously, you couldn't even understand him between songs. It sounded like he was talking through a drainpipe. For a while, the audience was less receptive to him than it was to Kirko Bangz, which should never happen.

Lupe seemed to realize that something was off the way he rejected one song for another that he knew would get a reaction, "Kick, Push," but didn't recognize what the problem was, at least until later. Despite the sound problems, Lupe performed admirably and didn't mail it in as some would. He stuck to classics like "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" and "Paris, Tokyo" with measured success until, finally, "Superstar" hit and blew the place up.

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Eric Gruneisen
Lupe Fiasco on stage at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield during KS-107.5's Jingle Jam. Slide show: T.I. at the 1STBANK Center

He also performed some newer material like the controversial "Bitch Bad" and even forayed into Lasers with "The Show Goes On", which, for all the criticism it draws, is an undeniably exhilarating song to see Lupe perform live. To close, Lupe acknowledged that he was a little out of place on the bill. He said he was showing respect to 107.5 for playing "Battle Scars," which he then performed to end a somewhat disappointing show, though not for a lack of effort or even probably execution on Lupe's part.

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1STBANK Center

11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO

Category: Music

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