by Curtis Smith
Proving to have what it takes, with an all-star performance worthy of headlining summer festivals, Borgore showed out at The Fox Theatre on the Hill in Boulder this past Tuesday, February 10th. He came through tough and brought along Ookay, Sick Dope and Jauz to get it turned wayyy up at the landmark Fox Theatre, located just minutes from the iconic Boulder flatirons.
Ookay held the crowd’s attention, slangin’ heavy bass lines and hella-dirty samples twisted into his set. He also rewound it to the early 80s, with what is usually played at the end of the night and a sign to leave the bar, Ookay sent the always-classic Don’t stop believing, by Journey blasting out of the speakers. The crowd erupted as smoke billowed from the swarm of fans thrashing with excitement. With composer-esque movements, he projected just what the crowd needed to keep them vibin’. Although I didn’t get to see either Sick Dope or Jauz’s sets, the crowd did not seem to be let down in the slightest.
Borgore appeared on stage between a pair of stripper poles and announced that he was twice as drunk because of the altitude. Just as he introduced “NewGoreOrder”, the beat hit and a dancer jumped on each pole while two confetti cannons blasted thousands of colors into the crowd with simultaneous eruptions from the fog cannons. Hip-hop tracks No Type and No Flex Zone from Rae Sremmurd, as well as ILoveMakonnen’s Don’t Sell Molly were tossed into his set as he busted out joints from his new album. Borgore and a few team members helped cool the fans off by showering them with exploding champagne bottles and water in their face, rehydrating them for more. He soon told all the women 21 and up to jump on stage and “get ratchet”. The stage quickly became an all out twerk-sesh, with the girls battling to see who could twerk on the pole the best.
Overall, the visual, lighting, and effects systems made it exciting to be both down in the mix, as well as watching from afar. Borgore ended the evening thanking the crowd and handing out high fives from the stage. The artist performance and energy levels were on 10. NewGoreOrder is now in effect!