(Typed in real time while watching DJ Khaled's show at the Overwatch League Finals. Twitch video link, Khaled comes up 45min in.)
jfc watching DJ Khaled at overwatch finals
he comes on stage and starts telling DHV story about the celebs he hangs out with and how busy he is with other concerts
then starts doing really bland, basic audience interaction games
kinda like basic flirty touch games u play with a 19yo girl u wanna fuck (KEEP IT SIMPLE)
the audience is rather passive but he just pretends they are doing a lot
you see that kinda lying a lot. e.g. b4 that there was an OK play – nothing very special – being hyped up as an INSANE play at LENGTH
they just figure if they SAY things are great, ppl will believe it without checking
just keeping saying it and never break frame
anyway Khaled is so basic and transparent and no one would be impressed by anything he did so far if he was low status.
and i’m thinking why is he on stage, getting paid the big bucks? and the audience, will kinda passive about the interactions, i think mostly does like him and a lot of them did some halfhearted, belated participation (he just kept doing it for minutes)
answer: THEY ARE BLUE PILL. they would never think of his story as a DHV story, they just take it at … not face value, but the value assigned to it by the social rules they utterly obey but never speak of
earlier the overwatch league commissioner was on for a bit and he said some bullshit about how great the audience and fans are. then he said: [but i’m not just saying that to pander, it’s true]. and they fucking cheered him for doubling down on his lying so blatantly
saying forms of “i’m not just lying” is common. and ppl believe it or something, even tho it’s only said when one would normally be suspected of lying, and it has no substance and any scumbag liar can easily say it.
they rarely use the word “lying” tho. mentioning lying would make it seem like they were lying. he didn’t say “pandering” either. i forget what he actually said
they just say something that means “u might assume i’m lying but i’m not lying”
and somehow that is socially calibrated and impresses ppl. what a culture…
it expresses awareness that most of the OTHER ppl saying similar things are liars
and then both sides just pretend THIS interaction is a special snowflake exception
NAWALT. and not all announcers are like that, either? he’s not. he said so!
Khaled is spending more time promoting himself than anything else
and ppl r impressed. cuz he promoted himself. so they see him as high status.
the promotion is working on them. he’s doing it to their faces, as part of the show
omg he’s now saying “family first always” and “i represent families” and doing some of the most generic bullshit shout outs i’ve ever heard to families in general
he’s worse than a fucking politician
he said he’s pro-God too
then he says he’s gonna be exciting and hype to intro starting some music again
his music doesn’t speak for itself. he spends a large portion of his stage time SAYING he’s exciting.
now he’s pro New York. the show is in new york. then himself again.
he has ppl’s hands ALREADY in the sky then says: if ur NYer, raise hands. (are the non NY-ers gonna LOWER their hands now?)
then says if ur a fan of him, raise hands
so everyone sees other ppl’s hands up and thinks they are fans
it’s such fucking blatant manipulation and everyone is a blind blue piller
a few are red pill, but say nothing. they’d be shouted down and hated. so it adds to the apparent popularity
the venue doesn’t allow for dissent, so you never see how many ppl ACTUALLY are fans
this isn’t even a fucking Khaled concert with his own fans, it’s overwatch fans and some of them cheer and he just pretends they are all his fans. strong frame but jeez it’s so obvious
the actual music parts are quite short. lots of DHV talking breaks.
the camera ppl find whatever sections of the crowd are most into it and put those on TV
but u can see in wider shots that plenty of ppl are not into it
they are noticeably reusing some of the most enthusiastic ppl in the crowd
they dim the lights most of the time to make it way harder to see ppl who aren’t doing anything
they have shin stuff everywhere that sparkles in the dim lights and gives an impression the whole audience is into it everywhere, when actually the ppl aren’t doing anything
they just handed out some glowing dot things or put them on the seats or something
that’s another manipulative, fake trick. concerts try to make it look like the fans are super into it but they will pass out glow sticks or stuff cuz it’s self-serving.
he doesn’t try very hard in his dancing and only dances occassionally.
now he says he’s anti “player hating”. he has such bland causes that everyone can agree with
he said SHAME ON THEM about player haters
what a scape goat lol
not an actual well-defined group. not a group anyone self-identifies as. it just means “ppl i don’t like”
and everyone is like “yeah, i also don’t like the ppl i don’t like”
and assumes he means the same ppl they mean
lol now he’s bragging about his record sales
interrupting the music to tell us how popular his new record is on itunes and in 35 countries
lol he ends bragging with “my records are #1 b/c of you” as if he’s praising the fans, not DHVing himself
and blue pillers eat it up and feel like they helped something important
like when Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1,000,000 and says “we couldn’t have done it without you, viewers” and viewers who donated $5 feel like they were part of a $1,000,000 project and they matter. hell, viewers who didn’t donate feel like they helped too cuz it needs viewers.
i’ve watched other concerts b4 and they were way better, with more music and more dancing. this is so boring.
i’d skip it if i wasn’t commenting
typing while it plays
he’s so repetitive. he just said again that his new record is out, and that you can go buy it at itunes
are these ppl too fucking stupid to know where to buy it? is he calling them retarded? why doesn’t anyone interpret it that way?
how much do u wanna bet half the audience would say they hate advertising?
fuck advertising, fuck commercialism, fuck big business … but DJ Khaled, bragging again about how he does (commercial) shows with JayZ and Beyonce … he’s cool and real?
he did like 5 advertisements, and some pandering that was worse than stereotypes of politicians, and that’s a music show? that ppl who say they hate politicians cheer for?