He calls himself the Booty Monsta… On Oct. 13th Borgore and White Panda took the stage at Philadelphia’s Theater of the Living arts. To say I had any idea of what to expect would be a complete lie. White Panda came entirely out of left field, I’m usually not a fan of mash-up artists, but wow mixing Frankie goes to Hollywood’s Relax with the Bingo Player’s hit Mode and actually making it sound good, yeah.. I was impressed. They had the entire crowd raging from start to finish. So much energy, from their red and blue LED panda masks to their non stop movement on stage, they definitely did an excellent job in warming the crowd up with great mixes of the current hits.
Now after listening to the top 10s White Panda so enthusiastically delivered to us, I was ready for the opposite end of the spectrum with Borgore. Anticipating a darker and more slipknot-ish, head bang till your neck breaks kind of set from the booty monsta himself. The moment he stepped on stage, and so strategically placed his beverages of choice alongside him…to say he RAGED from start to finish would be an understatement. One of the greatest personalities in this genre, or his own genre, I should say “Gorestep” I’ve seen in awhile. Some serious bass and him rapping live, with no laptop; using CD’s and tables he had the crowd moshing and head banging through out the entire set. Definitely a crowd pleaser, calling on all the ladies to get on stage (18+ of course) to dance, while playing his hits Ice cream, Flex, Decisions. No one wanted it to end, his “one more song” upon the crowds’ request was one of the most bizarre tracks I’ve ever heard, and left the crowd in awe and chanting “Bitches Love Cake” on the way out. (Written by Nora Fadil)