photographer Paul Montano captured much of last night's ruckus ...
In front of what was probably the largest Twilight crowd this summer (the numbers still aren't in yet), the Staten Island gods opened up the show with "Bring Da Ruckus" and then rattled through every possible Wu-classic in existence, including "Triumph" and "Ice Cream," and even some Ol Dirty Bastard joints (rest in peace, Big Baby Jesus).
Needless to say, it got wild. Even Mayor Becker was throwing W's! ... sort of.
Obviously, not all members of Wu-Tang were in attendance: Method Man was in France and Raekwon was in Vienna. But if you thought Wu-Tang weren't capable of bringing the ruckus without Johnny Blaze and The Chef, you were incorrect. They brought the ruckus. They brought more than enough ruckus. So much so that people who were denied access to the show were tearing down the fence to get in ...
If you showed up on time, not only did you get in without scaling a fence, but you witnessed DJ Matty Mo, City Weekly's
2014 CWMA DJ of the Year, dropping hip-hop classics for a solid half hour and making sure the crowd woke the hell up by saying, "Salt Lake City, where the fuck you at?!" I seriously love Matty Mo's mic skills.
After Matty Mo, Run the Jewels took the stage and skipped through bangers from their 2013 self-titled album, like "Banana Clipper," "36" Chain" and "Sea Legs." These guys put on one hell of a show. I honestly would've gone just to see these two, let alone a show with Wu-Tang. At one point during their set, El-P said, "We're just here to see Wu-Tang, man!"
Next week at Twilight, Los Angeles-based indie band Local Natives will perform alongside the Unknown Mortal Orchestra. We'll see how much ruckus they bring.
Many of you are currently icing your arm from throwing up W's all night, which makes sense because if you were at the Twilight Concert Series on Thursday evening, you know damn well that Wu-Tang straight up Wu-Tanged all over Pioneer Park.