Philadelphia for The Weeknd
I love experiencing a city for the first time.
I also enjoy a good live show and considering I am a huge fan of The Weekend, I bought tickets the second he announced a show on the East Coast. Never heard of him? He’s in a genre all his own.. don’t sleep.
The plan was to check out Philly during the day, head to the show at 7, and drive back to Baltimore that night. First stop, the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
American Art was first, European 1850-1900, Modern and Contemporary, European 1500-1850, Knights and Shining Armor, European 1100-1550, and finally Asian Art. Three hours later, I was cultured.
Then I headed over to Old City to meet up with a friend. He showed me around and we had what he considered “the best bloody mary ever” (no dice) and grabbed lunch at one of his favorite spots.
An online review on TLA said no matter where you stood, you could see the stage. Since a lot of younger people were crowding the ground floor we decided to snag a balcony by the bar. Right before the show started everyone got real loud and started taking pictures. I walked downstairs to see what it was.. P Diddy and Meek Mill had just entered the VIP area with enough Ciroc and Chandon to load a freight train.
All in all the show was everything I had hoped it would be well worth the trip. The venue was on point for an intimate, incredible, wicked, sexy show.
Intro: High For This
Encore: Wicked Games
(I did not film these.. if you can get through the first few seconds, they’re pretty good)