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Vocal power house T-PAIN brings “Wiscansin” to D.C.


Photos and Review by: Jamie LeBlanc

Lineup: Young Cash, NandoSTL, Tobi Lou, T-Pain

Venue: The Anthem, Washington, D.C.

Date: July 8, 2023

From rhyming mansion to Wisconsin, winning two Grammys, winning the Masked Singer, successfully launching a Twitch stream, and even launching his own record label, T-Pain showed the world his reach is immense. This was no exception on July 8th in front of a sold out crowd at The Anthem in Washington D.C. The night began with with Local DJ Slick 305 warming up the incoming crowd for opener Young Cash. While Cash may have not been widely known before Saturday, he made his mark on the crowd with an impressive 30 minute set. NandoSTL would be up next to keep the crowd engaged. Typically with a 4 artist night you would expect the crowd to flow in and out of the GA area during sets but Nando had the crowds attention from the start. Before Tobi Lou ever made it on stage, concert goers in the front few rows serenaded him with a “We love Tobi” chant. Tobi burst on to the stage to a huge applause and got the night really going. He performed a variety of his hits and even paused from time to time to interact with the crowd. By 915, his set was up which meant it was time for the MAIN EVENT

With house lights turned off, the crowd roared as the stage back screen lit up with an animation of an alien in a space ship. As the animation played, fans were met with an all time classic blasted over the speakers, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie. This theme set the tone for the night and it was time for T-Pain to emerge from the darkness – he showed DC why he was out of this world! With a set ranging from hits from the past, present, and going completely “under the covers” fans were in for a night they’ll never forget. About 6 songs in he mentioned that this show sold more tickets then any other and he would make sure this was a show unlike another. Id like to leave our readers with one last thought which really brings us back to the beginning. We have had many great artists in our time and even some who branch out into different endeavors. But what T-Pain has done over his career (and continues to do) should really put him in the top ranks of this generation’s multi talented artists.

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