Big Freedia and Boyfriend at Riot Room

Last Saturday at the Riot Room, New Orleans’ Queen Diva of bounce music Big Freedia headlined a sweaty raucous crowd at the Riot Room.  Opening support was provided by fellow New Orleans rapper Boyfriend.

Boyfriend is an interesting act. She essentially performs a rap burlesque show complete with fairly elaborate stage set and outfit changes.  Her rap is often described as raunchy, which it is. But some have to wonder if the raunchy label is because it’s a woman performing subject matter that has been widely done by male performers over the years. She’s incredibly difficult to categorize as any one thing. In some ways she seems to almost be performing a parody of some of the more misogynistic elements of hip-hop.

There’s no doubt she is a talented performer with a solid ability to rhyme. Her show is  highly entertaining and incredibly unique. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.  Here’s a few images of Boyfriend’s set:

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More Boyfriend here
Big Freedia took the stage with four dancers and DJ in tow.  The Queen Diva as Big Freedia is known had asses shaking and dancers moving.  The show is one of the highest energy shows you’ll ever see.  The dancers maintain a frantic pace along with the high-tempo music that bounce is.  The bass vibrated the Riot Room for the 85 minute set.  Another great Freedia show…

Big Freedia

 

 

 

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