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Post Malone’s “Twelve Carat Tour” Was Golden

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On Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite artists, Post Malone, perform live at the Prudential Center. With a fear that the concert might be canceled due to his injury from an incident at a previous show that occurred less than a month before he was set to perform in New Jersey, this concert was one of the biggest anticipations of my whole year. Thankfully, the performer was able to continue his tour, and let me just say – I am beyond glad he did. 

Opening up the show, Roddy Ricch brought one of the most thrilling performances I have seen in a while – especially for an opening act. Performing some of his most famous songs, such as “The Box,” “High Fashion,” “Down Below,” and many more, Roddy Ricch basically put on his own entire concert – I almost forgot he was only the opener. 

Kicking off the show with one of his most vulnerable songs off of the new album, “Reputation,” Malone entered the stage through red lights and smoke and sang his heart out. Not only did I join him, but I also cried. After not being able to perform live on tour since before the pandemic, Malone repeated that he had been waiting for this moment and missed touring. It was not hard to feel the appreciation and love the singer has for his fans. 

The energy of the entirety of the concert was nothing short of electric. With the best variety of emotional, slower-paced songs and upbeat, scream-at-the-top-of-your-lungs songs, the entire stadium was euphoric. Malone continued the show with a mix of interactive pauses with the fans and his greatest hits. My personal favorite performance was “Stay,” because of how quiet the crowd was while just listening to him sing. You can truly tell that he means every lyric he is singing and isn’t just in it for fame. 

The show ended with the song that started Malone’s fame, “Congratulations.” With confetti filling the stadium and screams from each aisle, I have never felt so much love in one room. Experiencing the excitement and happiness of 15,000 people simultaneously was one of the rarest experiences I have ever had. 

I can safely state that this was one of the best concerts I have ever been to, and would highly recommend seeing Posty in concert if the opportunity ever comes your way. This show was genuinely one of the most “Insane” events I have ever been to. 

Ally is currently a freshman at TCNJ with a major in Journalism & Professional Writing!