The Girl at the Rock Show: Kesha

I saw Kesha last night at the Black Cat, a venue in DC that holds about 700 people.

The show was announced/heavily promoted on DC’s 107.3 and HOT 99.5 on Thursday, April 16 at 10am, went on sale that same day at 12pm, and the show itself was on Tuesday, April 21. Not surprisingly, it sold out in about 3 seconds. Luckily, though, I had the fast fingers to snag my tickets!

On the way to the concert, we prepared by watching this video of Teen Mom’s Jenelle Evans because guys, you don’t understand. It’s not just a concert. It’s Kesha.

We arrived at the venue at about 7:30pm, with her advertised show time of anywhere from 8-9pm. She ended up going on stage at 9:10pm, and I had no idea how much fun I was about to have.

It didn’t hit me until she actually came out on stage, but it was mind-blowing to me that she was playing this club. She’s a huge, international pop star, and she’s playing to 700 people in a club? It was the energy of a larger show compacted into a tiny room, and it was so crazy to be a part of.

A tiny part of me thought that since these are some of her first shows post-rehab and she shed the $ from her name, that it might be a toned down, acoustic show… HA.

stripperPhoto by @rmadar1 on Instagram

Although, there was one acoustic piece during the show.

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There was glitter and confetti and sexual comments/acts on stage, including a brief makeout session with her bass player and drag queens filling the stage during Tik Tok.

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Tik Tok was the last song of the set at 10:10pm, but then she came back out for an encore until 10:25 and performed “Die Young” and “Timber”, including rapping Pitbull’s verses.

In conclusion… all hail Kesha, and I thank the lucky stars that I was able to be a part of this night.

centerPhoto by @rmadar1 on Instagram

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