Posted in music | pictures on August 14, 2008

photos by Bao Nguyen

Iggy Pop

Lil Wayne

"In the three-year history of this festival, no act has ever been late - not even by a few minutes. It always impressed me that the artists maintained enough professionalism to be on time and the organizers insisted on a tight schedule.

So who does Lil Wayne think he is?

His scheduled start time was 3:50 p.m. Around that time, a roadie came out to test a guitar. Not a good sign....

...So, finally, just past 4:30, His Highness appeared, walking onto the stage in a tight white T-shirt, black jeans, shades and a University of Texas baseball cap as if he had all the time in the world. Without anything resembling an apology, Wayne started rapping along to the pre-recorded version of "Full Clip," his jeans already halfway down his thighs....

...With that, he announced he was going to "blow ya alls minds," the radio friendly hook of "Lollipop" began and Kanye West - on deck for tonight's closing slot - raced out to rap a few verses....

...I did make it down to the other stage in time to see Iggy Pop, plastered in sweat from head to toe and, as usual, displaying his unbelievably ripped torso (dude is 61!!)." [MyTimesDispatch.com]

Lil Wayne's late set cut into Iggy Pop's regularly scheduled set time on a different stage, but Bao also managed to catch at least parts of both of them. Iggy Pop played a show in NYC the same weekend. Still no word on his gear. More Baltimore pictures below...

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Comments (24)

I may have been hallucinating, but I seem to recall Wu Tang coming on pretty late last year at Virgin.

Posted by Zatzbatz | August 14, 2008 12:41 PM

does crowdsurfing in a skirt sound like a bad idea to anyone else? anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 12:43 PM

Ig - please put a shirt on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 12:44 PM

why is the 9:30 club there?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 12:55 PM

Who wrote that? Nancy Reagan? "grabbing his crotch" "every one of these songs is essentially the same song" "nonsensical lyrics"... ugh, shut the fuck up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 1:09 PM

Iggy Pop is starting to look like an anorexic Sharpei.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 1:11 PM

930 club does security for all the IMP events, like virgin fest. great venue, WORST security ever. iggy totally killed it, weezy kind of sucked. glad I left early to see the stooges explode all over B-more

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 1:11 PM

I think Iggy does have a shirt on...?

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | August 14, 2008 1:14 PM

Why in the world would Iggy wear a brown leather jacket outside in the summer heat...oh wait nevermind...

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 1:18 PM

FUCK HIP HOP.... Fuck Kanye, Fuck Lil Wayne, Fuck Nas, Fuck hip hop and it's mind numbing commercialism. FUck the political pop correctness that it brings.. fuck the rich white suburban kids who think that this shit is good and spends money to support Diddy's desire to have a new car then flash it in our poor ass faces.. kill your idols.. and kill everyone else's!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 1:20 PM

Glad Kanye arrived as a guest more on time at another festival than the one he was headlining...

Posted by pj | August 14, 2008 1:41 PM

anon 1:20- I couldn't agree with you more. Modern Hip-hop is a disgrace to our generation and our country in general. It's amazing how rarely anyone points this out- perhaps they are afraid of being labeled a "racist"?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 4:23 PM

Modern hip-hop a disgrace? Look at modern rock...mainstream rock acts... What bands make up this category? Nickleback? Seether? Not only a disgrace to music in general but a disgrace to mankind.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 4:28 PM

just because something sucks and doesn't have artistic value... doesn't necessarily mean it is a "disgrace" to mankind. Something that promotes crime and degredation of women is another story...

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 4:31 PM

Well that disgrace to mankind was pushing it but it is a disgrace to music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 4:34 PM

Hip Hop has a track record of starting late about 95% of the time. It's not as bad as waiting for Axl Rose to show up, but if you are going to a hip hop show, be prepared to wait!

Posted by Dan | August 14, 2008 10:47 PM

LIL WAYNE FUCKING BLOWS. I've noticed a trend among Lil Wayne fans. They all have horrible taste in music, whether it be mindless top 40 slaves or She & Him hipster turds.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 11:30 PM

"Rap, The Musical"... so good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2008 10:44 AM

1:20 has 4 hoobastank albums. one for his car, one for his bedroom, one in his living room to entertain guests, and a back-up one incase he loses the one in his car and bedroom and living room.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2008 1:25 PM

What the fuck is that wrinkled white piece of shit bending his hips in increasingly feminine ways? White people are sooo fuckin weird. Lil Wayne OWNS that piece of shit worm looking thing. Wayne is the number 1 artist in the world!!!!

Posted by Superman | August 15, 2008 6:15 PM

^^^Superman - I have a feeling you're joking, but just in case you're not, here's a news flash...even some rappers respect Iggy Pop, even if rock music isn't necessarily their thing. Open your mind.

Posted by blackhat | August 15, 2008 6:44 PM

Everyone was booing those random dudes on stage and they were getting mad and I was laughing.
Wayne cut into the Black Keys and I hear a "fuck lil wayne" chant going on after the Keys' set.

Posted by Factor | August 16, 2008 9:33 AM

lil wayne fuckin killed it who cares if he was late, seeing him made my whole summer. & he repeatedly said how much he appreciated his fans.."i ain't shit without you".."give it up for yourselves because you're beautiful". btw im white.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 11:48 AM

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