"Best 2k I Ever Spent!" Kanye's Surprise Performance At Diesel Party

by SARAH MANDATO · July 31, 2009

Kanye West[Kanye West. Photos by NICK HUNT for PMc]. Yes, you read that, correctly. We love all our little birds that give us good intel. Yesterday when we told you (you do subscribe to the newsletter, right?) that the hottest ticket in town was the Diesel:U:Music Tour, a free concert at Webster Hall, you may have been thinking that GofG was enjoying a little more than a smart afternoon cocktail at happy hour. Our die hards, though, didn't blink. The loyalty paid off, as they spent less than a lucky penny to catch Kanye West and Clipse, and Lykke Li and The Roots live on stage, shocking and delighting fans with the surprise appearance. Kanye performed "Kinda Like A Big Deal" live for the first time, "detonating" (that's a Foster Kamer quote btw) the music space, and the way the audience absolutely exploded is probably just as memorable as seeing this rhyme royalty up close and personal. If you were there with us, what an experience, right? If you missed it, there are many more only-in-New-York nights ahead of us. Still, this was a truly epic event. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bxJG5OwlY4[/youtube]

Kanye West Kanye West

Lykke Li Lykke Li

Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson (The Roots) Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson (The Roots)

Questlove Questlove

Gabe Saporta, Victoria Asher (Cobra Starship) Gabe Saporta, Victoria Asher (Cobra Starship)

Malice, Pusha T (Clipse) Malice, Pusha T (Clipse)

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