TAMPA,Fla. — Lil Baby and Chris Brown brought a plethora of successes and checked all of the boxes of a megastar performance to a vended- out MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Saturday for their anticipated “ One of Them Bones ”Tour.The performance showcased the brace over nearly three hours of back and forth action, hit after megahit, as they took turns performing. Leading off with songs like “ Wants & Needs, ” “ Baby, ” “ We Paid ” and “U-Digg, ” Lil Baby surfaced on top of a high- rise platform, bringing attendees to their bases with him. The diamonds he wore sounded to dance along with the followership, which chanted every word of every song as if the words were being read off a runner. Ten songs in, after five- times platinum hit “ near musketeers, ” Lil Baby ceded the stage to Chris Brown for an elaborate, admiration- strikingentrance.Laced in a black bomber jacket and glowing dog collar chain, Brown floated in from above the stage amid a videotape background of multiple Browns floating in contemporaneously, creating a stunning visual, the first of numerous for him. Alongside a dozen hop, Brown demurred off with “ interdicted ” and, with fluid choreography, dove into other songs like “ megahit My Line, ” “ Party, ” and “ Liquor. ” It was a cotillion party as much as a musicale, as Brown looked visibly agitated, busting moves left and right. Continuing with songs from his new reader, Breezy, similar as “ Pitch Black, ” “ Psychic ” and “ Warm Grasp, ” Brown made it clear that he’d a new reader to push — at the cost of aged material.
Despite the pall of contestation that’s continued to follow Chris Brown throughout his career, his music and performance is what reverberated most with the followership. When Brown performs aged successes like “ capsules and motorcars ” and “ sequestration ” to sonorous applause, it’s a memorial of how influential his music has been over the once decade.
Lil Baby’s return demurred off with blasts of pyrotechnics and bank, set to “ Sum 2 Prove, ” “ In a Minute, ” “ Whoa ” and “ Every Chance I Get. ” His songs increased the pace and tempo, compared to Brown’s more soulful material. He showed tremendous growth as an artist and followership draw from his former Tampa Bay area show — at the,000- capacity Jannus Live inSt. Petersburg. He concluded with “ Emotionally Scarred. ” When Brown returned again, he packed in a many further classic successes, allowing the followership to choose what he’d perform next in a “ Jeopardy ”- style fashion that included “ Heat, “ pious, ” “ Ai n’t No Way ” and “ Poppin ’. ” The bellows from the followership weredeafening.Brown indeed had a separate section of the stage devoted to Afro- beats, grooving to records like “ Monalisa ” and “ Call Me Every Day, ” giving a tasteful change in pace from his R&B records. For the homestretch, Brown completed a precisely arranged cotillion compendium in perfect sync with a motor- type robot behind him during “ Iffy ” and “ Go Crazy ” before walking offstage.
Social media funnyman Druski opened the show, replacing firstly listed act Yung Bleu. Druski brought two women from the followership up onstage for a sing- off and got early moneybags engaged with a laugh.