That time Dave Chappelle Yondr me. Yes that Dave Chappelle. Keep reading to see what Yondr is.
That Time Dave Chappelle Yondr Me
First I have to say, I was lucky enough to score a ticket to Dave Chappelle 15 show run at the Chicago stop. All 12* performances sold out in an hour. This just shows how much people really miss what Dave Chappelle offers to the entertainment space.
I went to his first Chicago show on Friday. The doors open at 5:30 pm and because the shows were what I thought were standing-only shows I got there right at 5:30 pm. There was already a line around the corner and down the block. I was thinking my short ass ain’t gonna be able to see shit. Feeling defended I waited my turn to be ticketed and Yondred. However, I was able to get a seat, yayyyyyyy me!
In this section, I’m going to discuss Yondr. Yondr is a phone-sock startup that Dave Chappelle partners with to stop recordings of his shows. It’s known people sneak video cameras into shows and record the artist. With the advancement of smartphones, it’s become more difficult for performing artist to protect their work. In teaming up with Yondr Dave is hoping to protect his new material from linking on the internet. I would describe Yonder simply as putting your phone in a pouch and then having someone put a clothing store security lock on it. You’re able to keep your Yondred phone.
Back To Dave Chappelle
The show turned out to be non assigned seat show. When the seats on the ground level were filled people were then directed to the upper level. I was lucky because I came solo I was able to get a single seat on the ground floor near the stage. Without my phone, I chatted with the sisters who were seated next to me. I will admit I kept touching my locked-up phone. This did bring one thing to my attention. I need to get a watch. I didn’t know the time without my phone. A man a few seats down had a watch on and the people in my row named him our leader.
While we waited we listened to the sounds of DJ Trauma. He played a range of old school to current hip hop and R&B. He did the damn thing. Dave had two comedians warm the crowd up. They both were equally funny in their own right. The opening comedians could change.
Dave Chappelle then came to the stage. He had me laughing from the second he made his first joke. My man still got it. His show was very current. Touching on topics like interracial marriage, gay parenting, transgender acceptance to being a dog owner. The crowd was very mixed. All races and ages. We were all joined as one for 2 1/2 hours. We were all Dave Chappelle fans.
Bucket List Goals
Lastly, If you get the chance to see Dave Chappelle live please do so. This has been checked off my bucket list. I put this right up there with other great performers I’ve seen like Beyonce, Jay Z, Nas, and Lauren Hill. In conclusion, I forgive you Dave for Yondring me.
*Dave did a preview show in addition to adding one show after the original sale date.
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