Theatrical entertainer: Chance the Rapper’s Be Encouraged tour visits Greensboro

By Lily Pope
Times-News correspondent

   GREENSBORO — Chance the Rapper brought his Be Encouraged tour to the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday night with Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment alongside him.
Chance made an entrance onto the stage on a mini scooter and surprised fans with streamers, confetti and several kinds of fireworks. One of the highlights of the night was the illuminated bridge that allowed Chance to walk directly over his fans that were lucky enough to score tickets on the floor of the coliseum.
Playing songs from both his albums, “Coloring Book” and “Acid Rap” (and multiple individual tracks), the musician had an outstanding night. Chance is a theatrical entertainer which was displayed with his dancing and singing. The band and back-up singers were in perfect sync with Chance throughout the entire show and clearly the set was well-planned and rehearsed. The audience sang along to every song and it seemed as though many knew each and every word his elaborate and varied lineup.
He talked about North Carolina several times throughout the show and it felt especially genuine and heartfelt when Chance mentioned spending his childhood summers in Pilot Mountain and how he favored Winston-Salem.
As Chance said himself, this show was truly special.

Lily Pope is a freshman home-schooler and a Teens & 20s writer.

This entry was posted in Entertainment, frontpage, Opinion. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.