If I had to use one word to describe the feeling of being at an Eminem Concert it would be – thrilling. He was everything I had hoped he would be in concert. He played at the Osheaga Event in Montreal on July 29th and I couldn’t believe that it was his first time back to Canada in more than ten years.!
Making the journey to see him in concert from BC was a no-brainer, as he is one of my all-time favourite rap artists. His music is inspirational and driven and extremely powerful. I know some may say his views on women are a bit skewed, however, what I like about him is his passion. He also is someone who stands for freedom of speech.
He started out with nothing at the beginning of his life – and this year, was rated by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 100 influential artists of all time.
The concert night was electric with more than 38,000 in attendance. I was one of the lucky ones with a media pass, who could get behind the barricades. Half-way through the concert, I was able to get right in front of the stage. This picture on the left, one of the shots I was able to get of him up close. I remember hearing the roar of the crowd behind barricades behind me, and looking up at Eminem on stage – I wanted to just jump up there with him, but both my professional reputation as a journalist and my desire to not be kicked out of the concert, prevented me from doing so. 😉
He played many of his old songs that I love, and several off his new album, Bad Meets Evil.
After the concert, he walked right by me to his running SUV limo that carried him away. I wish I would have been able to meet him in person, but alas, it was not meant to be.
Seeing Eminem in concert was one of the best things I have done in years.