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Having been a fan of the majority of his collaborative work in the past, it was only right to find out what B.O.B. was like as a live act.
B.O.B was supported by DJ Smiler, who did a good job of getting the crowd ready for his appearance. Without much hesitation in between waiting for acts, Smiler’s set ended, the lights went down and the beats began. B.O.B. graced the audience with his presence wearing a customised baseball jacket, and a military style hat as he bounced around to his current album track, 'Strange Clouds' intro track, 'Bombs Away.' The crowd were happy.
As the show progressed, B.O.B. performed onstage with underground grime artist Giggs, as well as the Australian female rapper Iggy Azalea – a girl who not only looked the part in her performances wearing heels, fishnet tights and an aqua leotard, but also proved she could hold her own when it came to her vocals. It’s not surprising considering she’s signed to T.I.’s label, Grand Hustle.
Playing his biggest hits from collaborations with Jessie J on 'Price Tag', Bruno Mars and 'Nothing on You' as well as his latest duet with Taylor Swift on ‘Both of Us’, B.O.B. knows how to give the audience exactly what they want. He is certainly a young man of many talents, proven when a piano was pulled out to the stage and he performed an incredible version of ‘Don’t Let Me Fall’, which allowed the crowd to take a moment and catch their breath.
It was great to see the way B.O.B interacts with his audience when he mentioned wanting to “capture and remember those precious moments”. He had one of his team come on stage and take photos of him while he posed with the crowd behind him.
Finally, ending on a high with ‘So Good’, the crowd were up for one more dance before they bid farewell to Mr Bobby Ray Junior. Overall, it was an impressive show. Already having had opportunities to work with respected artists, whilst proving to be equally talented himself; it wouldn’t be surprising if B.O.B. continues to go from strength to strength. Undoubtedly he’ll be around for a good while yet.