Krept and Konan “The Long Way Home” Concert Review
After successfully entertaining the crowds in Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham on their “The Long Way Home” tour, Krept and Konan played a sold out Concorde 2 this Monday. The award winning hip hop duo from South London has already had the honour of working with many extraordinary musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé and Wiz Khalifa. The Long Way Home Tour has been named after their debut album which was released in July and entered the UK Albums Chart at number 2.
Giddy with excitement and holding the concert-tickets in our hands, we arrived at the Concorde 2 before 7pm and could already see teenagers as well as some people in their 20s queuing for the concert. Once we were standing in line, a hardcore fan of Krept and Konan engaged us in a conversation about the debut album. We realised sufficiently early that the fans attending the concert, unlike us, knew every line of the songs and were passionate followers.
When we entered Concorde 2, we saw fans hurriedly snapping up merchandising, even some of the teenage girls switched their beloved crop-tops for a black ‘Brighton Ting’ t-shirt.
As it got more and more crowded and the music began, we entered the concert hall. Shortly after we stepped in, we heard Docta Cosmic, manager and DJ of Krept and Konan, laying down remixes of chart toppers like ‘Hotline Bling’ and ‘Anaconda’ as well as the hip hop duo’s own work, nicely warming up the crowd.
The support was very interactive, themed around Krept and Konan’s album The Long Way Home and also way too long. It was filmed by all the crew and got even more ‘cray cray’ once the audience were told that the best video of the tour would be featured in Krept and Konan’s new video.
Finally, at about 9:45pm, after a short 10 minute break, the actual concert commenced with the doors opening and Krept and Konan stepping out of a ‘tube train’. A voice announced that the South Londoners had reached Brighton Station, the next stop on their tour. The first and most popular song called “Freak of the Week” was only the beginning of a mad concert full of dancing, singing and excited young fans in a sold out Concorde 2.