I think I have found the new meaning of “lit” and it starts with Post Malone.
Making sights for Australia during April and May, it was Sydney’s turn last night to get a closer glimpse at the self-made success of Austin Post. Heading to the Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney’s Olympic park, and as we walked towards the arena the waft of cigarette smoke suggested we were getting closer. Nearing the end of his Beerbongs & Bentleys worldwide tour, the 23-year-old faced 20,000 concert goers on Tuesday evening as for a few hours we all forgot we had to return to work in the morning.
Following the support act of rising star Jaden Smith, fans were tightly packed around the stage and the energy radiating promised an electric show. And that’s exactly what we got.
There were no back up dancers, no celebrity guests, no elaborate sets; just Post Malone and some epic lighting installations. As the rapper and R&B artist trudged onto the stage donned in a heavily embellished pant and shirt ensemble, the screams were quite literally deafening as he opened with ‘Too Young’ – a testament that his appearance was all that was needed for a fun time. Speaking to the crowd following the banger, Post introduced the spectacle yelling, “Let’s f**king get f**ked up, Sydney.”
From album hits like ‘Over Now’ and ‘Candy Paint’, perhaps the full force of his fame was felt during ‘Fall Apart’. An older hit of the Los Angeles-based musician, Post successfully had 20,000 people on their feet, belting out every single lyric.
But Post Malone is not in his true element without a joint in one hand. Though that was quickly fixed. “Does anyone here smoke weed?”, the artist asked before lighting up on stage. This took skill as he played guitar and continue with the set as he blew smoke. Revisiting the track that ascended him to fame overnight, Post sung ‘White Iverson’ followed by monster hits, ‘Sunflower’ and ‘Rockstar’.
He was on stage barely an hour – thought a high octane 60 minutes – before rounding out a fitting finale with ‘Congratulations’. His last words to hysterical crowd were of advice. “Do what ever makes you f**king happy, and don’t let anyone f**king stop you! Because you’re the f**king s**t!”
You said it Post Malone.
Post Malone will perform two more shows in Sydney on May 8 and May 9 before heading to New Zealand. For more information on his tour, visit here.