Camping with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Lewis' hometown friends and family were in attendance as was Macklemore's father which added to the intimacy of this tour. A city council member presented Lewis, the former Ferris High School graduate with a key to the city.
The high energy show didn't disappoint.
Hits like "Thrift Shop", "Can't Hold Us", and "Same Love" had the audience on their feet the entire show. The crowd went wild for the duo's "Downtown" partly due to that the music video being filmed primarily in Spokane last summer. It was obvious that Macklemore, Lewis and company we're into this gig as much as the crowd as the show went on until well after midnight. The larger than life talent preforming in the tiny Bing Crosby Theater made it feel like the artists were playing in your living room. The retro camping decor added to this low key personal vibe.
Good music charts. Great music withstands time. Pre-recorded music only suffices when it can't be experienced in person. I'm convinced that nothing compares to LIVE music. Ideally this once-in-lifetime music event has you living in a moment you don't want to end. Concerts are where the magic happens and that moment can repeated but never exactly duplicated. The experience creates an imprint on our soul and a memory we retell so it doesn't fade. Yes, when it comes to music, make mine LIVE!