Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dave Chappelle's Impromptu Portland Appearance

So this is crazy. Dave Chappelle decided to do a surprise show in downtown Portland at 1am in the morning. That's the power of text messages and twitter! Dude has a mic and a small as amp and that's all. I'll let somebody who was actually there set the stage...

"Sooo…Dave Chappelle tries to do a last-minute surprise show in the middle of Downtown Portland at 1 AM, and 4,000 people show up. Chappelle supposedly only expected an audience of about 200, so he arrives in the outdoor Pioneer Square alone with a small portable amplifier and microphone in hand. The mob kinda prevents him from doing a proper show, but it’s still crazy to see him walk amongst us—Chappelle has become the Cam’ron of Comedy. And yeah, we would call this out for being a carefully orchestrated viral publicity stunt of Joaquin Phoenix proportions, but…Oregon? You can’t make that shit up."