In my top five of bands to see at Riot Fest, Wu-Tang Clan did not disappoint. An early set, for Wu-Tang, the band went on at 7:05 and the crowd was more than ready. Standing in the pit waiting for the band to take the stage, the crowd chanting, “Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang”, it was electric.
We never know who we’re going to get with Wu-Tang until they hit the stage and Riot Fest Toronto’s line-up included RZA, U-God, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, DJ Mathematics. They were joined on stage by producer Adrian Younge and a fantastic full band. And during the band’s tribute to Ol’ Dirty Bastard, they were joined by one of ODB’s sons.
A great performance and one I’m glad I had the privilege of seeing.
Looking for a full review of the show? Check out Shaun Sypher’s review on Cultured Vultures.