Photo by Mia Vestergaard Andersen
After Hans Solo had heated up the room for him, Felix came jumping in, wearing his characteristic hoodie and a towel in his hand. He greeted his audience and went straight to business and had people throwing their hands in the air to the first beats.
After hitting it up with “Buzzin’”, which the majority of the crowd seemed to know, he quickly moved on to “Keep It Up” that got the front of the crowd bouncing and rapping along.cIt was an intimate bunch of people who had chosen to show up this Saturday night. But the ones present were really paying attention. You could feel that they were here only to listen to Felix’ flippant lyrics and hard-core attitude.
“I really appreciate everyone coming here tonight! And so far so good! I like where this is going”, and then he jumped to the next track “Everything is Camouflage” that has a more mean expression and darker vibe than the previous tracks of the night.
He stopped for a moment and explained that he had a concert yesterday as well, and a night with no sleep. But he would give all his energy to us, if we could give something back. The crowd was in for this agreement and went jumping and bouncing for his next song “Smoke Breaks”. Usually, this is the track where he invites people to smoke with him, but tonight there were no joints. Maybe he was a little bit hung over after last night’s concert.
During “Ass So Fat” Felix went hanging in the ceiling to get a view of his crowd, and kept asking them to come closer. He jumped to the floor and stood face to face with his fans and they loved it. Then, a fan snuck on stage and Felix just went on rapping, now with the fan in an arm lock; and the mood went even higher from that.
He continued the concert with “No.1” and his newest single “All me” that both had the crowd fearing that we were getting closer to the end of the concert.
Before finishing, he said: “Aarhus always shows me a lot of love! I like that. My homeboys asked me to play No. 1 again, so I’m gonna do that!” and the crowd shouted in excitement.
For this second version of No.1, he went into the middle of the crowd, where people automatically formed a circle around him. There were hand gestures, smiles and a lot of sweat for this final track.
I was a bit hesitant to expect too much in the first part of the night, but Felix De Luca’s way of interacting with his audience in the end proved really impressive. Even with hangovers!
Felix De Luca conquered HQ - but did it hand in hand with an intimate - and present - audience. (5/6)