Supafest 2012 Perth

By Evie Lavers - April 30, 2012

What happens when you design a line up of some of the Biggest names in the world of the RnB music scene and bring them to the most isolated city in the world? Absolutely nothing. Not one things happens.
Ha ha only joking !! On Sunday the 22nd of April Perth, Western Australia hosted the final leg of Supafest 2012 Tour which included chart topping rappers T-Pain and Lupe Fiasco, Hip-Hop pioneers Naughty By Nature and Ice Cube and sensational vocalists Kelly Rowland and Trey Songz. Top Billing and Grammy nominated bad boy Chris Brown also blessed the crowd with his presence. It seemed the tour had bashed the young kid round abit or maybe it was the after dark time slot with a mix of intoxication on both his behalf and my own that left me confused with his closing performance of the day.
Some punters may have been mistaken they weren’t actually in Australia with the majority of the demographic audience filling the festival being New Zealand or African. It was actually a pleasant surprise that our city can be so multicultural and music is bringing mixed races together in a non-discriminative, safe and non violent environment.
Naughty By Nature was definitely the highlight of the day for me. Their set delivered all the hip –hop music elements of a banging early 90’s house party with complementing patriotic shout outs of “Where my Aussie at ” whilst performing in front of a massive Aussie By Nature backdrop.
Never could I ever imagine a day where I would be saying this out aloud and/or publishing it but Kelly Rowland in the fucking lady. Her delivery was fierce but passionate, professional and soulful. With her set comprised of a mix of her solo releases with collaboration tracks and a stack of Destiny’s Child back catalogue.  Now I am defiantly not saying I am about to log into my itunes a download everything she has ever laid a vocal down on but if you ever get chance check her set out, do it. I will also say if it was a multi-staged festival I would have not given her the time of day so maybe that is a lesson in itself… Note To Evie: Don’t be so harsh on commercial music.

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