Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I hung out with Big Boi on his tour bus

About a month ago I found out that Outkast's Big Boi was coming to Brooklyn Bowl as a part of his national tour in support of his incredible, groundbreaking, motherfucking epic album Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. After I finished having a fit of pure joy, I decided to pitch a concert review to my online editor at Gotham. She accepted.

I went to the show and Jenny came along as my photographer. The show was incredible. Life-changing, even. Afterward, I found myself sitting on Big's tour bus, talking to him about life, God and Hemingway. Please read the story here, let me know your thoughts and spread it around if you deem it worthy. I've never written a concert review before, so I really wanna know what everyone has to say.

I wanted to say here what I left out of the story: Big Boi (real name: Antwan Patton) is an amazing human being. When I got on the bus and walked in on him sitting near his wife and son, I felt like I was being welcomed into his living room - which I'm confident had everything to do with his Southern roots. He was kind and gracious and completely down-to-Earth. He shook my hand and laughed and smiled with me. His positive energy was tangible, and I was completely floored and humbled by the kindness of everyone on his team.  I sat next to arguably the most innovative rapper alive and he treated me like an equal. I will never forget it.

What follows is the most epic photo of me that has ever been taken. I'm hoping for more to follow.

PS, here's the New York Times review. The videographers there interviewed Big right before I did, though the video itself is MIA.

PPS, If 17-year-old Meghan could see this, she would squeal louder than all the speakers in her Camry bumping Speakerboxx.


  1. That looks like an epic experience - you have no idea how jealous I am. Nicely done, ma'am!


  3. nothing will top Atliens. Sorry