Mar 14, 2018
Rapper Fabolous, The Aftermath
Sometimes a blogpost has an afterlife, and yesterday's post on the Fabolous concert seems to fit that bill. Feedback on facebook was extensive, and Fabulous himself used his page to explain his short appearance. Seems as if he was restricted to about a 20 minute show, in order to prevent the venue from charging the promoter a surcharge. He showed grace about his show being shorted, and appreciation for his fans.
My post yesterday was criticized for repeating things reported in The Morning Call, which referred to the audience as unruly, both inside and outside the arena. Others found my post racially insensitive, for repeating what they referred to as stereotypes. There was pushback against me using the word riot in my blog title.
Needless to say, I do not determine booking criteria for the PPL Arena. While the Morning Call article might have that effect, this blog does not, despite my illusions of grandeur. However, what does occur to me is that those who defend the crowd behavior as normative are doing this genre of music no favor.
photo of Fabulous performing at PPL Arena