This week I got to mark another item off my bucket list. I was blessed with an opportunity to see the amazing Ms. Erykah Badu in concert Wednesday night in Brooklyn. I’ve wanted to catch her live for so long, but it seems like she hasn’t done any shows in NYC, so when I saw the tickets pop up online I was all over it. Let me just say, I freaking love her! She is so talented, creative, conscious and cool at the same damn time I just have to swoon. This show was no different.
The line when I arrived was nightmarish, it curved around the corner and looped around another 2 blocks. Apparently there had been some problem with the ticket machines, and they had to manually enter peoples tickets so at like 8:45 there was still a line though doors opened at 7. Luckily my dates(my sisters) were inside giving me updates and I didn’t miss any of the show. I ran into my best friend on line and made a new one while waiting so it wasn’t all that bad.
The venue is such a gorgeous gem tucked in the urban center that is Flatbush Avenue. Kings Theater really wowed me with its surprising size, Great Gatsby style opulent decor and architecture.
The songs were a funky, soul mash up of old songs and new ones from her mixtape that dropped last week. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Because she has such a dense body of work I felt like she only sang a few of the songs I hoped to hear but luckily its a good excuse for me to see her in concert again.