Lincoln NE (SN) – Just one day after Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) moved the COVID-19 Risk Dial to the red, Lincoln concert venue the Royal Grove hosted a sold-out hip hop concert Saturday night, featuring super-spreader dance-offs and rapper Sada Baby.
The Detroit artist, who’s hometown is also experiencing the highest Caronavirus cases and deaths to date, didn’t disappoint, jumping directly into “Half Man Half Ape” off of his recent release “Bartier Bounty 2.” The shoulder to shoulder maskless audience shouting every lyric.
“It was touch and go for a while, but we were really happy to pull it off,” said venue co-owner Edgar Matlock.
“It was Sada’s Tweets about hating dark skinned people, promoting date rape drugs, or telling Beyonce to die, that really kind of stood out, like WE NEED TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION AND LET THIS MAN PUT ON A SHOW!” his wife and co-owner Karen Matlock added.
Setting the groundwork for Sada Baby to leave his heart out on the stage, ripping through champion hits like “Mutumbo,” “Dumbass,” and “Dat One Shit,” providing one of the only in-person performances this year for many of the attendees.
“If you would have told me in June that I would be crowd surfing to Sada’s monster jam “Bloxk Party” before the year’s end I would have laughed in your face” said one concertgoer. “God bless the Royal Grove and the Matlock family for opening their doors to all five hundred of us.”
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