PICTURE THIS: Odd Future @ The Regency Ballroom, SF 7/22/11

July 25. 2011 | By Brendan McWeeney

Odd Future‘s show at The Regency Ballroom had a punk-like energy and focused heavily on stage diving, middle fingers, and of course their charismatic leader Tyler, the Creator. Even with a broken leg and sitting on a stool for the beginning of the show, Tyler was able to whip the sold-out crowd into a frenzy. As Left Brain, Hodgy Beats, and other OFWGKTA members launched over the photo pit into the audience, crowd surfers crashed like a wave full of stoned kids onto the floor in front of the stage. It was bedlam on the floor, and beautifully controlled chaos on stage.

As they grow, I hope to see Odd Future focus a little more on stage production and drop the rapping over pre-recorded vocal track thing. But until then, “Free Earl” and “Fuck Steve Harvey!”

The Odd Future Tyler the Creator Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler the Creator Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

The Odd Future Tyler The Creator The Regency Ballroom San Francisco

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