By Adam Capotorto
Main Street’s Sherman Theater is know for their flashing lights, large crowds and loud music. Its location being so close to ESU has made it a hot spot for music junkies on campus.
“The Sherman is one of the reasons I wanted to come to ESU,” said incoming student Jason Brown-Alder. “It held a lot of shows for my favorite artists and since it’s so close to the campus it works out great.”
As a line half the size of Main Street. began to take shape last Friday, it was clear that the audience was in for a treat.
Artist Dubose, better known by his stage name A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, was the man creating such a long line outside the theater. Even though the show started at 8 p.m., the line started to form around 5 p.m. Some had arrived even earlier with chairs and blankets to secure their spots.
When the doors to the theater opened everyone flooded inside, eager to get as close to the stage as possible.
“I’ve been excited about this concert since the day I heard about it a month ago,” Alder said. “A Boogie is my favorite artist right now. I’ve seen him four different times and two of those times were actually right here.”
Once everyone was inside, the crowd was given opening acts from local artists such as Scrilla, Rich Remy, Mil-57 and many others.
After the opening acts prepping the crowd, A Boogie finally appeared to perform songs from his newest album, “The Bigger Artist,” and some of his most popular singles. He was met with tremendous amounts of excitement and cheers that far surpassed those of the other performers.
The audience sang along with A Boogie throughout all of his songs and was unwavering in excitement.
“PA really messes with me huh?” A Boogie said over a final wave of cheers and applause. “Guess I gotta come back soon.”
With that, he thanked everyone for coming to the show and wished them a good night. The audience was then offered themed merchandise on their way out of the theater as they made their way back home.
This marked A Boogie’s second performance at the Sherman Theater this year. However, from the amount of support and enthusiasm he receives from the area he is likely to return again.
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