Leikeli47 and Yung Baby Tate sold out Vinyl in Atlanta on Thursday, April 4th, delivering an explosive performance in case anyone needed reminding who’s the baddest.
The artists were joined by opener Deante Hitchcock, who left the crowd simmering with his provocative, clever set. Hitchcock’s set sizzled with unabashed erotic energy, his performance energetic and fiery. Bouncing across the stage, Hitchcock was a blur under those glaring multi-colored lights, dynamic and entertaining.
In addition to Hitchcock, the show also had another surprise opener, Charlie Xile. Bubbling and vibrant, Xile‘s set was no disappointment, adding to the excitement of the crowd and performing with an effervescent radiance. The performance can only be described as polychromatic— varied in style and choreography, exciting and backlit with a symphony of shifting colors.
Next on the lineup, Yung Baby Tate performed with an incredible liveliness and stage presence, the experience distinctly sensual and fun. Proudly claiming her ‘Bad B*tch’ title, Tate’s infectious confidence almost melted into the screaming crowd. Tate’s fun, carefree approach to sexual liberation and freedom was inspiring and empowering. I found myself to listening to “That Girl” at least a thousand times after the performance, embedded with a sliver of that energy.
Ready to bring the show to it’s climaxing finale, Leikeli47 offered a distinctly intimate performance, connecting with her fans and fueling an incredible synergy between artist and audience. At one point, 47 even invited fans to the stage towards the end of her set. Experiencing Leikeli47’s music in person was akin to living within her music, captured by every thrumming beat, and swept into 47’s witty lyricism.
All photos by Erin Davis