Flashback Friday with Sir Mix-a-Lot

Date: November 15, 2013
City: San Francisco, CA
Venue: Yoshi’s
Artist: Sir Mix-a-Lot
Opening Act(s): n/a

Sir Mix-a-Lot

Yoshi’s was set up with an open dance floor and limited seating for this 18+ show. I was a bit concerned that this was going to be more of a DJ set rather than a performance when all I saw on stage was turntables. Thankfully a DJ and a few hype men came on stage before Sir Mix-a-Lot. He looked exactly the same as he did in the early 90s wearing the same style hat. He also sounded just like he did back then.

It took awhile for the crowd to get into it and start dancing. Sir Mix-a-Lot said something like “Now I know I’m from Seattle and San Franciscans hate Seattle because of the Seahawks rivalry, but come on people make some noise.” A few more songs in and the crowd on the dance floor got bigger.

He told a few stories about some of the songs he performed. Before singing “My Hooptie” he talked about the car he had the first time he drove to San Francisco to perform. Then he talked about how when he made some money he bought a new car and began to perform “Testarossa”. For “Posse’ on Broadway” he said that San Francisco had made this his first hit.

Toward the end of his set he asked for about 10 to 15 women to come up on stage to dance to his next song, “Baby Got Back”. Most of the girls on stage did not look like they had even been born when “Baby Got Back” was released. They also may have been ‘little in the middle’, but none of them had ‘much back’. Sir Mix-a-Lot came out into the crowd for a portion of this song. His crew on stage had looked like they were wondering where they had gone and then you heard Sir Mix-a-Lot say “I’m in the crowd now.”

There were only a couple more songs before the show was over. Sir Mix-a-Lot had only performed for one hour. It was a fun night, but weird to have it end so quickly.

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