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Father Erase My Fans, Pt. 1

“Saint Pablo” was “Bound 2” disappoint when he was “Late” and his “Runaway” made it “All Fall Down”. I wonder if “All of the Lights” got to “Mr.West”. I miss the old Kanye. Tons of fans showed up to the Golden1 Center, including myself, on November 19th with high hopes to see a rap legend. After […]

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“Saint Pablo” was “Bound 2” disappoint when he was “Late” and his “Runaway” made it “All Fall Down”. I wonder if “All of the Lights” got to “Mr.West”. I miss the old Kanye.

Tons of fans showed up to the Golden1 Center, including myself, on November 19th with high hopes to see a rap legend. After waiting for an hour and half, he finally started to preform. During the songs that he did play, the arena was ecstatic.

After a lengthy rant, he left the stage by saying “the media is going to have a field day with this…because the show’s over.”

At first I was in shock and really believed that I was getting pranked. The crowd was outraged and began chanting vulgar language concerning Kanye. CB students Alia Ortiz (’18), Sophia Stowe (’18) and Ryan Heffernan (’18) experienced this dramatic event and are here to tell Talon their stories.

Alia, a big fan of Kanye’s, thought it was going to the best night of her life. Since she was little, she has always dreamed of seeing Kanye live. Right before the show, Alia explained that she “felt nervous, almost sick to [her] stomach because he was someone I have worshipped for so long.”

After his performance, Alia felt used and that Kanye had taken advantage of Sacramento being such a small city. Although the he barely preformed, Alia was happy to see him because she knows that it will take a long time to recover. She believes that the spotlight became to much for him and he cracked and had a nervous breakdown.

“It was probably a lot to handle performing almost every day and being away from his family,” Alia said. “Also when you’re sad, it feels like everyone is against you and that’s probably why he called out two of his good friends [Jay-Z and Beyoncé].”

She admits to at first not wanting to listen to Kanye again, but after seeing the news and reading more about his condition, Alia gave him some sympathy.

“Right now I think he needs support rather than hate. Mental illness is a major issue that society doesn’t take into consideration that it is something  you can’t see on the surface.”

The hope that he isn’t just doing this for publicity because his fans still truly care is a concern to Alia. Overall the wish for Kanye is to get on his back on his feet and make a comeback.

The public eye was on Sacramento — even Snoop Dog told Kanye off. Alia doesn’t want artists to feel bad for Sacramento, but she does feel that it will motivate some to come and make up for what happened to our town.

Sophia went with Alia and was excited and anxious to see Kanye West. What was thought to be life changing experience turned out to be a very disappointing and dissatisfying night.

Sophia speculated that  “Kanye was having a nervous breakdown or was abusing drugs.”

His hospitalization soon after the concert gave Sophia and many others the impression that he really needed the help.

She’s glad she got to experience his last show on the tour and be able to listen to a couple of free songs.

“I feels like I got to see a legendary moment and I’m excited to see where his career goes so I can say whether or not I saw his last show ever.”

Plus Sophia believes that Sacramento got some recognition during all of this.

Ryan Heffernan didn’t know what to expect, but was excited to see Kanye. His knowledge was that he was going to have a crazy experience, which did happen — just not the way he expected. He knew Kanye is “whack” and never supported his attitude, but rather his music and style. Kanye’s hospitalization, in Ryan’s speculation, is for the media’s attention.

“I’m not even that mad it happened because it is history, we were refunded, we got to see three songs and Kid Cudi was there.”

Kanye didn’t only screw over Sacramento. The people who drove hours and worked countless hours just to support him got let down greatly.

Kanye may have been “Heartless” when he came to Sacramento, but we can’t play the “Blame Game.”

 

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