On Tuesday, Oct. 22, I attended the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert at the Moda Center in downtown Portland. I was able to make to the concert easily because McMinnville is only an hour outside of Portland.
Macklemore is an American rapper. Since 2000, he has independently released one mixtape, three EPs and two albums and significantly collaborated with producer Ryan Lewis. You may know Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from their single “Thrift Shop” which reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard chart in 2013, selling more than 2.2 million copies.
The concert itself was amazing! It was such high energy and the music was awesome. The show was full of light and laser shows, several confetti cannons, giant balloons, crowd surfing, and lots of music.
Macklemore also performed here at Linfield back in 2012 for our annual “Wildstock” concert. Wildstock is a concert that is free to all Linfield students. It takes place every year in the late spring on the IM field. In 2012 we had Macklemore come and perform and last year, 2013, we had The Ready Set and Outasight perform. Many restaurants on Third Street also come and cater this event. There are also bouncey houses, laser tag, snow cones, as well as other booths/activities.
I hope to see you soon!