Starting with “No Halo,” for which they were joined by Deb Never, the collective performed the brand new Ginger album in its entirety, as had been promised on the concert’s advertisement. Despite having less than a day to become acquainted with the new music, much of the audience was able to belt along to the tracks, a testament to the devotion of the Brockhampton fanbase.
“Thanks for waiting all day. It means so much and truly warms my motherfuckin’ heart,” Brockhampton lead Kevin Abstract greeted the crowd prior to launching into the second track, “Sugar,” which he also dubbed his “favorite song.” Don McLennon delivered his bars flawlessly in complement to Ryan Beatty’s smooth vocals, the rest of the performers innately finding their niche on the stage. This was a key attribute of the entire performance: the band instinctively allowed each performer to shine during their respective solo parts of every song, while the other members kept the stage alive without distracting from the soloist.
The electric crowd reflexively swayed to “Sugar” before opening up for a mosh pit for “Boy Bye,” with a continuous command from Merlyn to “open it, open it.” Nearly an hour later, chants of “one more song!” erupted before a solo Victor Roberts graced the stage for his namesake track, the final off Ginger and his debut collaboration with Brockhampton.
Ahead of his exit off the stage, he tearfully shared some advice: “I dedicate this performance to my family that’s up there [motioning to the venue’s balcony]... my parents mean the most to me... I don’t know your relationship with your parents, but you only get one set of parents. I don’t want to hold things up, but if you got parents, love your parents. I appreciate them every single day.”
The powerful words lulled the crowd for under a minute before Brockhampton retorted from behind the curtain, “Is it okay if we do another song, L.A.?!” A mosh pit spread almost instantly as all members of the band rose to their feet for 2017’s “Queer," auto-tuned microphones in tow. Kevin Abstract then launched into “Gummy” off the same Saturation II album, the remaining members crouching at the edge of the stage as Kevin dominated centerstage.
Dominic Fike returned for “Peach,” off Kevin’s solo Arizona Baby project, for which the rest of the band sat on the risers in the background. Fike embraced each Brockhampton-er before running off stage, and Brockhampton proceeded to deliver a few more fan-favorite throwbacks, earning a long moment to catch their breath when the audience sang the entire "Bleach" chorus in unison. Both the band’s and the audience’s stamina was evident as the explosive “Boogie” off Saturation III concluded the night, the energy as palpable as it was at the beginning of the set.
The concert’s YouTube live stream had amassed over 125,000 views less than 10 hours after the show’s conclusion, the comments riddled with statements such as, “I’d give anything to be there” and, “This is the most important show of 2019,” only further demonstrating the vigor of Brockhampton's fanbase.