So I went to the Jay-Z concert on Tuesday. HOV was in the building!! I was sooo excited to actually see him live. It was definitely a great concert. But my experience was almost overshadowed by the fact that the concert was in Baltimore!!
Talk about a different scenery from DC. For a second, I thought I was in Pittsburgh (bad outfits, bad weave!). Girls showed up in short dresses and 4 inch heels; struggling to walk to the stadium in the rain. Isn’t this a rap concert??? Believe me; Jay-Z is not going to see you in your club outfit while you’re dancing in the 306 section. Plus, he has Beyonce so he definitely isn’t looking at you!
And then there was the weed. Who knew it was ok to smoke weed in the arena!!! Ol boy behind me said he was waiting for the right Jay-Z song to come on so he could blaze. This was after he said “I’m not trying to get the swine flu. That’s why I don’t share my blunts with no one” WHAT??? (I digress). But anyway, I almost got high from second hand smoke while I was trying to jam to “Empire State of Mind.” On top of that, the Mariner Arena was old, dingy and felt unsanitary. Can we go back to the Verizon Center please?? Maybe I’m just bourgie, but I was reminded on Tuesday why Baltimore is not part of the DMV!