The Seattle Times reviews the opening night of Kanye West's Glow In The Dark tour:
It was a magnificent, thrilling, uplifting, sensory experience, unlike any other pop concert before it. West has rethought the whole idea of live performance, from the staging to the lighting to the overall message.
West was the only inhabitant of this lonely planet, the only person on stage during his 90-minute set. A 10-member group of musicians and singers were in a pit well below him, all of them in black to make them even more obscure.
The huge, very tall set was like the uneven surface of another world. West first appeared lying on an elevated plaform, which eventually became like a spaceship, moving up, down and sideways, with smoke and flashing lights. An enormous video screen created the look and feel of space travel and otherworldly landscapes.
Sorry for the crap videos, but security was supposedly extra tight at the venue....
KANYE WEST | KEY ARENA | SEATTLE, WA | APRIL 16, 2008
Good Morning / I Wonder / heard em say (remix) / Through The Wire / Champion / Get Em High / Skit / Diamonds / Can't Tell Me Nothing / Flashing Lights / Drunk and Hot Girls / Spaceship / All falls down / Skit / Gold Digger / Good Life / Jesus Walks / Hey Mama // Stronger // Homecoming // Touch The Sky