Schoolboy Q Brought the Energy to Smokers Club THOUGHTS + PHOTOS: SCHOOLBOY Q @ THE SMOKER'S CLUB FEST APRIL 28, 2018
LONG BEACH, CA-
“If you know anything about Schoolboy Q’s live performance, you know he feeds directly off of the energy his audience gives him. Every time I’ve seen him live he talks shit about how laid back fans are in Los Angeles.
Real 92.3’s Big Boy introduced him as “an artist that responds to his fans’ energy” saying “if you want his energy you got to give it back.” When “THat Part” started playing the crowd exploded and Q ran out in a bright orange beanie and Emily Oberg’s pink optimism hoodie. Throughout his set fans were moshing, yelling requests, and the TDE artist was loving it.
He delivered all his energy for “Man of the Year” and “Dope Dealer.” Took requests like “Tookie Knows” and my personal favorite “Blessed.” When he took a moment to stare into the crowd he laughed at how high everyone was and told them to drink water. Saying “ya’ll look like you about to die!” and started chucking bottles into the crowd. Although people were overcrowded in the barriers they were not holding back and Q closed the set off with “Break The Bank” and “Hell of a Night.”