A month ago the NYTimes's Jon Pareles reviewed Kanye's Glow In The Dark tour stop at MSG saying "There is a new yardstick for the size of the universe. It is approximately equal to the size of Kanye West's ego." Yeah Kanye's ego's big -- making thousands of kids wait two hours later than an already incredibly scheduled 2:45AM start time is simply the latest lesson in Duh -- but no Jon Pareles, it is not the size of the universe. It isn't even the size of the sun. You know what's the size of the sun, guys? The quacking sun. And Kanye, it won't wait to rise so you can make sure the section of the stage where you do your sneaker-slide move is properly waxed. And when it rises, stuff no longer glows. And, it is no longer dark. I think I just successfully interviewed to be your new tour manager. You need one. Hire me.
This is classic. I'm not sure what people were expecting, also why would you waste time waiting on such a pompous a-hole. This is sooo funny. I like the quote one of these links: "He made no friends at Bonnaroo—and that’s hard to accomplish." Just add another check next to Kanye West only cares about himself
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Kanye West's late night performance at Bonnaroo was delayed nearly two hours, angering the festival crowd who responded by chanting "Kanye sucks" and pelting the empty stage with glow sticks.
West had been scheduled to take the main stage at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival at 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning. While the sleepy thousands in the audience waited, a message on the jumbotrons told them West's show would be delayed until 3:15 a.m., and when that didn't happen, that he would start at 3:30. West didn't hit the stage until 4:25 a.m.
The delay was caused by problems setting up West's elaborate stage set, which included an interplanetary landscape of a wavy black platform with a slanted floor in the middle and a video screen above. West performed a spectacular galactic-themed concert complete with interaction with his spaceship, a disembodied female voice named Jane (a kind of sexier HAL).
Ken Weinstein, a spokesman for the annual festival held on a 700-acre site south of Nashville, said the delay was simply a matter of unloading the Pearl Jam stage (the band went an hour past its scheduled end time, playing until about 1:15 a.m.) and loading the West stage.
The festival, which boasted more than 150 acts spread out over four days, was otherwise very punctual. The West delay was all the worse because of its already very late schedule, and many campers lost energy before the concert and returned to their sleeping bags. Midway through his performance, the morning light showed that the crowd had dwindled substantially.
West had originally been slated to perform at 8:15 p.m. Saturday night, but requested a late night performance. At least in the first hour of his performance, West didn't address the crowd regarding the delay.
Later Sunday, the Bonnaroo crowd was still upset. Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph led a "Kanye sucks" chant.
A spokesperson for West didn't immediately return a request for comment.
The thing that really pisses me off, is that you know he cried like a little biznatch when he was scheduled early, made everyone change everything around so that he could get his way, and then he pulls this shiz? Lame. He was prob busy crying because they gave him lemon in his water instead of lime.
i'm wondering if low ticket sales and now this will make for a better lineup overall next year - or at least better headliners
Yeah, they really don't need Panic to headline again. I was cool with them bringing in Metallica (who rocked it, at least as far as I could see from Blue Room) and Pearl Jam - expanding tastes is always cool, but Panic needs a break from 'Roo.
Definitely the biggest slap in the face: not one word to the crowd. And he only would have needed to utter one word: "Bonnaroooooooooooo!" That would have probably made it [mostly] all better for me. Just an acknowledgment that he was even aware of where the f*#k he was, and wanted to be part of that.