by Helena Zhang
Beast Coast: Escape from New York Tour
July 25, 2019
Beast Coast (Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies) brought high energy to an equally energetic crowd during their Escape From New York tour stop in Vancouver in support of their first album as a collective.
Complete with flashing lights, an enormous inflatable Statue of Liberty head and aerial backflips from members of Flatbush Zombies who were strapped into stage harnesses, the show was a spectacle.
Rattling off track after track, Flatbush Zombies and Joey Bada$$ were playful with the crowd, hyping fans up with songs from Beast Coast as well as their respective sound defining projects, Clockwork Indigo and 1999.
During his solo set, Joey Bada$$ apologized for not participating in any of the stage acrobatics due to an injury, but he made up for it with a few unreleased tracks including the slower more contemplative “Ground Zero.”
After a few moments of lighters in the air and gentle swaying, the crowd was ready to mosh again with all of Beast Coast coming out to end the night with three encores, leaving everyone with the motivational messages of “OPEN YOUR MIND” and “DON’T SLEEP ON YOURSELF.”flatbush zombies, Joey Bada$$, PNE Forum