Everyone’s favorite boyband, BROCKHAMPTON, had a crazy night in New York on Monday, selling out Highline Ballroom not once, but twice in one night.
The Los Angeles-based alternative hip-hop collective/boyband has been bubbling since they released their first mixtape All-American Trash in 2016, followed by two albums Saturation and Saturation II this passed summer.
BROCKHAMPTON, who are originally from Texas, was started by school mates Kevin Abstract and Ameer Vahn. Currently, Brockhampton’s members are Matt Champion, Jabari Manwa, Kiko Merley, Ashlan Grey, Henock “HK” Sileshi, Merlyn Wood, Ciaran Ruaridh McDonald, Robert Ontinient, Romil Hemnani, Dominic Michael Simpson, and JOBA.
Their two New York City shows brought lines of teenagers, many of whom were in high school and out on a school night. That definitely did not stop them from going crazy as the show went on. It was hard to find a moment when the crowd wasn’t singing along to BROCKHAMPTON‘s catalogue, favorites including “SWEET“, “JELLO“, and “QUEER” from their most recent album Saturation II.
This show really embodied how accepting and progressive the post-Millennial generation (or iGen) really are – it truly was a safe space for all. Many of the songs focused on topics like race and sexuality in rap while also having a sense of humor, with Kevin Abstract singing lyrics like “Bruh, I don’t fuck with no white boys ‘Less the nigga Shawn Mendes“.
Check out the full recap below of the shows below!
My favorite portraits of Brockhampton at Highline Ballroom (9/11). Photos by me! pic.twitter.com/E0RKGMdoYr
— Allie Wycoff (@alliewycofff) September 13, 2017
BROCKHAMPTON WILDIN IN NYC pic.twitter.com/aA09Ywdlvt
— Helmet Babies ™️ (@HelmetBabies) September 12, 2017
oh you thought brockhampton's nyc show was a flop? you were wrong. never judge a book bye it's cover pic.twitter.com/mkaBNnUFW3
— fatima (@jobasboba) September 12, 2017
— Tori McCue (@torimccue_) September 12, 2017
@brckhmptn has the hypest fans. Such a dope show. ✨
— Geraldine (@SimpleDimple_) September 12, 2017
All photos below were taken by Setor Tsikudo.
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