Big Freedia, the Queen of New Orleans Bounce, showcased why she has that royal distinction during a show at Saturn Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama on March 24th. The show, part of the "Release Your Wiggle" tour, drew a great crowd on a Friday night. It was a crowd that wanted to bounce, twerk, and dance to the DJ's pulsating beats and Freedia's commanding lyrics.
Freedia, who has made quite the name with television appearances and even a spot on Beyonce's "Formation", is an artist I've been wanting to see and photograph for some time. Timing has always been an issue, but, thankfully, I was able to get out to this performance.
I was blown away by the showmanship Freedia put on during the performance. For the most part, it was a minimalist style show with just Freedia, her dancers, and her DJ. Frankly, that's all she needed. Her voice, personality, and charism added all the needed flair to the show and helped the crowd get down right from the moment the first beat filled the room.
It was the perfect type of Friday night performance. People let their hair down and get wild with a performer that knew how to draw those emotions out from the crowd.
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