Words by: DJ
Photos by: Frances
Reggae veteran J Boog brought his unique musical stylings to the Wonder Ballroom this past Tuesday. The Samoan artist was the headliner for the Sounds of Summer 2017 Tour. Along with the “Good Cry” artist came opening acts Slightly Stoopid with Iration & The Movement as well. The Sounds of Summer Tour has been running for a couple of years now, with artist like Dierks Bently headlining.
The Wonder Ballroom was the ideal venue for the all ages show. Upstairs, lobby level, and basement bars were all in full force pouring up liquid courage and tasty brews. For those who were not able to legally take advantage of the adult beverages, the majority of the ballroom was available to the folks ready to tear up the dance floor. Although the Ballroom is a rather large venue, J Boog and crew had the building pushing capacity. With the vibes and established following all the artist brought to the stage, it wasn’t surprising to see such strong fan support.
When J Boog hit the stage, the crowd was already entranced by the sounds of Slightly Stoopid and Iration. From the time Boog first set foot on the stage, to when he said his final thank you’s and left the stage, the crowd was completely locked in finishing songs lyrics and providing the occasional background vocals. The Compton native played songs from his latest album, Wash House Ting and some cuts from his sophomore album Backyard Boogie, an album which let the Reggae world know he was not to be taken lightly.
The weather was nice, the vibes were on point, and J Boog with the help of his crew brought the house down. Anytime there’s a live band with a good artist like Boog, there is nothing to be had, but a good time.