(Mac Miller freestyles with the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Last Friday night (December 9) Mac Miller returned to his hometown Pittsburgh to perform a sold out date on the Blue Side Park tour, but before taking the stage he warmed up with some help from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Backstage at Stage AE, Miller was joined by a few members of the NFL team and together they kicked off a brief cypher session. Watch Mac Miller spit a few lines, followed by the Steelers’ Weslye Saunders.
Check out an excerpt from our coverage of Mac Miller’s Pittsburgh show and read the rest here: Mac Miller’s Pittsburgh Homecoming Concert A Hit
The last two stops on Mac’s Blue Slide Park tour have been sold-out for months and the fans who formed a line around the venue hours before show time couldn’t be more excited. They welcomed opening acts like the Come Up Boys, Cassie Veggies and Pac Div with cheers and steady applause, but shortly after 9:30 a.m. ET, with the house lights low and the stage curtains down, the teenaged crowd began to grow restless chanting, “We want Mac, we want Mac.” And Mac is what they got.
(Mac Miller’s homecoming concert in Pittsburgh)
The 19-year-old MC began, with the curtains still down, rapping his opening verse to his happy-go-lucky “Best Day Ever” before his faithful fans took over singing the song’s hook; “Life couldn’t get better, this gonna be the best day ever.”
The curtains go up and Miller appears sitting on a faux-park bench which was surrounded by two street lamps and a DJ booth disguised as an ice cream cart. With his show, the Most Dope captain recreated his favorite childhood hang-out, blue slide park. Ever the ball of energy Miller turned things up with the aptly-titled “Get Up,” but after, he stopped to speak to address his throng of supporters. “I been waiting a long time to say this sh–,” he said. “Yo Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania what the f–k is good?”