The Nelson Field House at Bloomsburg University was jam-packed and rocking on Thursday, April 16, as it hosted rapper Big Sean for its’ Spring Concert. Hundreds of Bloomsburg students filled what is usually the Huskies’ basketball court to see the hip-hop star perform. Opening act, Topaz Jones, got the crowd ready for the main event for almost an hour, and then it was finally time for Big Sean to take the stage.
The rapper from Detroit started his performance a little before 9:30 p.m., beginning with the song “Paradise-Extended” from his newest album Dark Sky Paradise, which was released on Feb. 21. The crowd became seemingly louder and louder with each song performed, rapping along and putting their hands in the air. Big Sean even took a minute or two in between songs to thank the fans for their support, and for being so loud.
The man formerly known as Sean Anderson mixed in older songs from albums such as Hall of Fame and Finally Famous, as well as throwbacks from his mixtapes. The 27-year-old also performed popular tracks that were not his own, but that he had a verse on, such as “Mercy” and “Clique,” both of which are done by the man who signed him and Kanye West. He also brought out big hits such as “Dance (A$$),” “Guap,” “High” and his newest hit, “IDFWU.”
When he left the stage a little over an hour later, fans remained giving the rapper a standing ovation and calling him back to the stage. He responded, coming back out for one last song, “Outro,” before leaving for good.
Leaving the concert, many students could be heard raving about Sean’s performance as they walked into the rain back to their dorms and apartments. Big Sean certainly received plenty of love from Bloomsburg students, and the wait is on to see if the Bloomsburg Student Concert Committee (BSCC) brings another hip-hop artist to the University in the Fall. For now, students can sit back and reminisce about a rocking concert from Big Sean.