DOOM kind of performed in Toronto last night

Time for your daily DOOM is an asshole update. Despite having already canceled tonight’s show in New York City, the rapper did perform (minus Mos Def) at the Kool Haus in Toronto last night. Well, sort of kind of.

Per Vish Khanna of Exclaim, the concert’s promoters promised the audience that they would be checking identification to ensure that the real DOOM would take the stage at his scheduled 10pm performance time. That eased concerns for a bit, but after the rapper missed his 10pm start time, the crowd inevitably started to boo. The rest of the story goes something like this:

An hour passed, another “It’s actually DOOM and he’s on his way” announcement was made, while an inordinate number of young thugs passed out or seized up on the ground, high on drugs, drink, and at least some restlessness. As the stage was peppered with beer cans and debris from an increasingly hostile, all-ages crowd, the DJs cleared the way, while Raekwon’s Only Built for Cuban Linx… Part II blasted through the sound system. This might have been fine if the ignorant soundman wasn’t playing it through a partially plugged-in iPod, creating some kind screeching, noise experiment of a record that further infuriated fans, particularly after he realized his mistake and jarringly plugged it in properly. Jesus Christ.

Some time around 12:15 a.m., a fake DOOM barged onstage to the sound of Madvillain’s “Accordion,” laughing through what was presumably a joke. Middle fingers and boos soon turned to cheers as another DOOM — the real DOOM? — followed behind and completed the song. After bantering with the suddenly forgiving crowd and playing older chestnuts and newer songs, DOOM seemed to have the show in control. Then a half hour in, a curious tech issue occurred, DJ Superstar Dave Dar left the stage, DOOM soon followed and everything ground to a halt — except for many members of the audience who left the show.

More fun times are ahead, specifically for Europe. LOL.

DOOM 2010 Tour Dates:
03/03 – Paris, FR @ Élysée Montmartre
03/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/05 – London, UK @ Taste of Sonar
03/07 – Zurich, CH @ Xtra


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