Action Bronson Leaves His Mark at Webster Hall With 'The End of an Era' Concert
After Skrillex delivered an enchanting night for dance-happy club goers at Webster Hall last weekend, rap purists pondered if one of New York City's most storied live venues had one more in the tank for its avid fans. On Thursday night, (Aug. 10) their questions were answered by rap's iron chef Action Bronson during "The End of an Era" concert.
With Bronson's concert serving as Webster Hall's proverbial swan song, he made sure to give the renowned venue a proper send-off. As the pungent smell of beer and marijuana permeated the air, Bronson's loyalists relished every second of their temporary domain. At promptly 10 p.m., he stormed the stage like a raging bull and quickly ignited the crowd with his new single, "The Chairman's Intent."
The burly locomotive that is Bronson took off his shirt, tossed it into the audience and mayhem ensued. Unsatisfied with his entrance, Bronson yelled, "Start that s--t over." Tapping the reset button on his performance, an invigorated Bronson returned with a black t-shirt and a hungrier mentality.
After laying down his verses for "The Chairman's Intent," the crowd instantly went into a frenzy and cheered Bronson's name in unison. Unfazed by the stream of love darted in his direction, the rapper gave a rousing performance of "Durags and Headbands." "I see all kinds of amazing faces tonight," said Bronson drenched in sweat.
Throughout the momentous night, Bronson championed his hometown of Flushing, Queens. "I'm honored to be here. A f--king kid from Flushing. 164," he said proudly. Homage properly paid, The Mr. Wonderful MC divulged some info for his culinary fans. "F--k That's Delicious season three coming," he fervently barked onstage of his food-centric Viceland series.
Following his announcement, Bronson steamrolled through his hearty catalog with vigor. First, he provided an earth-shattering performance of "Actin' Crazy," which was once again anchored by the crowd. Then, he brought out his partner-in-crime, Meyhem Lauren, for their 2016 collaboration "Mr. 2 Face." The affable Bronson smiled at the crowd once they finished and gifted them a new record with his oft-collaborator titled "Pepper Sauce."
"This s--t is over after this," he yelled. Once he completed his Blue Chips 7000 cut, Bronson grabbed a bottle of wine and kept the energy going with "Let Me Breathe." Instead of hogging his favorite bottle, he passed it to the crowd for their consumption. "Pass that back. Everybody enjoy it," he said.
Again, the Flushing native treated fans with another new cut from his forthcoming album (which drops Aug. 25). Titled "My Right Lung," Bronson swept through the jazzy beat with reckless abandon. Then, before diving into his 2015 single "Baby Blue" sans Chance the Rapper, he allowed the crowd to sing the chorus acapella.
With the hinges of Webster Hall barely hanging on by a thread, Bronson punctuated his efforts with his rock-centric cut "Easy Rider." As the booming beat blared through the speakers, fans were entranced by the tireless energy of the iron chef, and with the clock winding down, the crowd took one last glimpse at Webster Hall, tired, but happy for the memories.