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It actually happened: Gucci Mane at DC Star

gucci maneGucci Mane, shown here performing at the 2009 BET Awards, did eventually take the stage at DC Star on Friday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By Chris Richards

Last week, the Washington City Paper asked two rhetorical questions in advance of Gucci Mane's Friday night performance at DC Star, the cavernous nightclub on Queens Chapel Road NE:

1.) Will Gucci appear onstage before 2 in the morning?

2.) Will Gucci perform for more than 20 minutes?

I was there and I have answers.

1.) Nope. Gucci took the stage at 2:48 a.m. Saturday morning, setting a personal record for the latest headlining set I've ever seen. (Not counting weird, ravey, all-night dance parties that my friends have thrown on their relatives' farms.) Despite an impressive opening set from go-go stalwarts Backyard Band, the massive, 2,500-plus crowd had grown restless as the 3-o'clock hour approached. But when Gucci finally hit the stage -- teal t-shirt, oversize sunglasses, dripping in diamonds -- all appeared to be forgiven.

2.) Yep. Gucci performed nearly a dozen songs over the course of 32 minutes. The topsy-turvy synthesizers of "Heavy" sounded particularly dizzying over DC Star's massive PA system, while the crisp piano stabs of "Lemonade" were swallowed by swells of bass. It was LOUD -- and Gucci didn't sound like he was performing with backing tracks so much as rapping along with his CD. But his voice still cut through the murky mix, matched by thousands of fans who chanted along with his every syllable.

By Chris Richards  |  August 9, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Live last night  | Tags: Gucci Mane  
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