New Years Eve has always been a nervous feeling me. Pondering plans on how I’m going to spend my last few moments of the year gives me anxiety; hell if you’re indecisive like me making plans in general will give you anxiety. While I juggled the club idea, couch potato idea, or the secret destination idea my thoughts brought me back to music. What better way to bring in the New Year in my hometown of Oakland, California with one of my favorite artists of all time, ERYKAH BADU. It was the perfect night to celebrate, dance, reflect, and of course scream and cry tears of joy and excitement.
My best friend and I were front row in the newly renovated Fox Theatre and stood there for hours just five feet away from a phenomenal crowd pleasure, Erykah. She was mid “yaaaayoooo” when the clock struck midnight and I couldn’t even wish everyone blowing up my phone Happy New Year cause of the musical trance she had put us in. Balloon drop, countdown, confetti, the beat drops, but no New Years kiss this time. Just happiness and excitement for a new beginnings and another chance to be great!
I’ve grown to hate writing concert reviews however I couldn’t pass up on this one. So, instead of a long drawn out description you probably won’t read, check out these moments I’ve captured:
New Year, New Me, New You, New Us. . . .Can you say that again?
5 thoughts on “NYE Recap – Erykah Badu @ The Fox Theatre Oakland”
Dope photos. She was WEARING DEM PANTS! …. Why did Saadiq come out and not play?
She was definitely wearing them! lol I think Saadiq just came out to surprise her, he sang a few seconds but I would’ve loved to see him do more. ah well, still a great show!
I’m so glad you were able to capture these great photos of Badu herself- i was in the nosebleeds up on the balcony and felt the ecstatic presence of Ms. Badu and her incredible band though there’s nothing quite like front row, dead center for an act like hers…. She killed it most definitely!!!
Best wishes and more adventures in this new year and beyond
And Thanks for sharing,
Thanks so much I’m glad you enjoyed the show too. She is amazing 🙂
I love how you effortlessly captured the Erykah Badu experience at the Fox Theatre. I also attended the show, and counted it as one of the best NYE experiences to date. Yes, it was an “experience” so much more than the typical concert hoopla. Good times.