Anderson .Paak | The Forum

by Tyler Mazaheri

This past Saturday Grammy-nominated Anderson .Paak performed at The Forum in Inglewood alongside artists Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat. For those who haven’t attended The Forum—this time was my first as an LA-implant—the venue is no quaint bar-hall by any means; artists of the likes of Kanye West and Ariana Grande have kept the stadium as a tour staple.

Massive in its capacity to my surprise, the venue was packed to the brim with some of the most passionate fans I’ve experienced to date. (Having attended Beyoncé’s Formation tour, that is a HIGH bar to meet.) Making it from the pit to the nosebleeds, I can testify that every person in the room was singing along, fully engaged, attention undivided. It truly was a sight to see. Together, the trio made for a melodic ensemble filled with soul. Out of the experience, I can explain it all with one word: bliss.