The modern concert experience needs a lot of work, as I have come to realize at various venues over the last several years. For starters, the new crop of performers don’t really perform so much as turn their microphones to the audience as the DJ kills the sound. This happens every song, and throughout every set. I understand fully the crowd participation factor that has become essential to the show in this ‘me’ generation. There sometimes is benefit to this style though, with and artist like XXX, who never fell back, even if the fans recited every word. When I hear 17 and Revenge, I am transported right back to that time period visiting my Dad and step brothers in Miami. I became so much closer with my step brothers, as they would take me to all the shows that were happening in 2017, with XXXtentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, Pouya, Robb Bank$, Denzel Curry – damn those were the times. But without that real energy, it is back to lazy rappers hardly finishing their songs.