Fans have ‘Macadelic’ time at concert


Olivia Rajska

“DeKalb, are you ready for 100 percent chaos?” said Mac Miller, also known as Malcolm McCormick, as he got the crowd wild at the Convocation Center Saturday.

Although there was not a full house for the Macadelic Tour, the crowd sure kept it alive with a variety of ages from college to high school students.

Audience members sported plenty of “thumbs up” Miller T-shirts, snapback hats, crop tops, neon colors and shades to rock the Mac Miller look.

“I’m looking forward to not one, but all of his songs,” said junior physical therapy major Josh Schlueter.

Both new and old Mac Miller fans were ready for a fun night. Sophomore economics major Cody Wieser has been a fan since Miller’s August 2010 album, K.I.D.S.

“This is my first time seeing Mac Miller in concert, and I’m looking forward to his hit, Aliens Fighting Robots,” Wieser said.

With opening acts YG and Travis Porter, the crowd danced to the rap artists and got pumped for Mac Miller’s arrival. After a good few hours of waiting, the anticipation of the fans exploded with chants of, “We want Mac.”

Mac Miller finally arrived on stage to the tune of the national anthem with shining lights of red, white and blue. Miller interacted with the crowd the whole night and had the audience sing along.

The crowd danced and held their arms up during performances of hit singles Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza, Frick Park Market and Missed Calls.

“If you’re having a good time, then put your hands up high,” Miller said throughout the night.

Each of the songs had catchy videos to go along with Miller’s performance and made the audience all the more excited for each song to start.

When the night was coming to an end, Miller seemed to want to save the best song for last.

“This night doesn’t end properly unless we end it with Donald Trump,” he told the crowd.

Donald Trump is by far my favorite. Considering almost everyone knew the lyrics, I would say the crowd seemed to agree.

Even though the opening act was pretty uninteresting to me, the arrival of Miller was worth the wait. I was introduced to most of his hits and enjoyed the fact that he kept the audience excited and dancing the whole night. Miller definitely brought the chaos to DeKalb, and fans are looking forward to another “Macadelic” time.