Friday, October 10, 2014

De La Soul

On June 6, 2013, The Kings of the Mic Tour (LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul) performed at The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The weather was absolutely horrible on this day with heavy rain and strong winds. That didn't stop me from arriving at the theater at 11am that morning (completely soaked), hoping I'd get the chance to meet the artists as they showed up for sound checks.
De La Soul were the only performers that made the short walk from their hotel to the theater, though, they didn't walk together. Maseo was the first to arrive of the 3. About an hour later, Dave showed up. At this point the start of the show was approaching. I overheard someone say that it was 7:30, so I started heading for the entrance. I walked half way around the building before realizing that De La Soul were the opening act and Posdnuos still hadn't showed up. I immediately headed back to where I was standing before. As I'm approaching the spot, I see Pos signing autographs and taking pictures. I got there just in time. It was such a thrill to get one of my all-time favorite albums signed by the whole group. Then, roughly 10 minutes later, I was inside the theater watching them perform. It was an amazing time.

Maseo, Dave and Posdnuos signed the front cover of their debut CD, 3 Feet High and Rising.

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