Tyler, the Creator Rocks Pittsburgh

Nyiah Lance '22, Staff Writer

On May 17, 2019, Tyler, the Creator released his fifth album entitled IGOR. The album included features from Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Solange, and Charlie Wilson, as well as hits like “EARFQUAKE” and “NEW MAGIC WAND.” This is my favorite album of Tyler’s because it has so much variety, from fun upbeat songs to slow and heartfelt ones. In June, Tyler announced his tour, which luckily included Pittsburgh. He came on September 24, opening with Jaden Smith and Goldlink. Goldlink came out first for a 30 minute set. He performed songs from his new album, Diaspora, including “U Say,” which features Tyler, “Maniac,” and a few songs from previous albums. A popular one was “Crew” from his album At All Costs. Later, Jaden came out and played songs from his albums SYRE and ERYS; the most popular of the songs being “Icon” from SYRE. Then the moment we had all been waiting for: Tyler. He came out in his blonde wig and all yellow suit. Then to top it off he wore white “clout goggles.” To start, he played “IGOR’S THEME.” He went through his new album, creating various mosh pits, which were rather close to me if I may add. Most of them formed during upbeats songs like “NEW MAGIC WAND,” “EARFQUAKE,” and “Who Dat Boy.” Tyler also took it back to his old albums such as Flower Boy and Wolf. At times, the crowd seemed to simultaneously move forward and backward for no reason, but it was really fun regardless. The most memorable moment is when a girl from the crowd shouted to Tyler, ”IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TYLER!” while he played “EARFQUAKE” on the piano. Tyler responded by singing a Happy Birthday song, but with a twist. Instead of saying to you, he said something completely different (it’s on YouTube if you’d like to see it). To end the show, he played “ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?” Overall, the night was extremely memorable, and I desperately wish I could go back and do it all again.