March 22, 2022

Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert

Tyler, the Creator’s tour stop in Orlando last Friday was an immersive ad for his product line Golf le Fleur. As compelling as they were, the extraordinary sets (that house! that prairie!) and bougie trappings (that car! that boat!) didn’t hold a candle to the man himself. All eyes were on Tyler, the Creator, who engaged the audience honestly and personally, holding back nothing and giving everything.

Bursting with creative energy, the artist surprised us with deep cuts you can’t find on streaming, like "Boyfriend" and the alternate version of "911/Mr. Lonely." He layered a Florida-themed freestyle onto “See You Again” and located himself right here in the city with a hilarious story about his visit to Baskin-Robbins that same day (he was also seen at Target and Starbucks locally).

All ages turned out, but Gen Z arrived full-force. 16-year-old Nathalie Bermudez bought her ticket in July. “I was anxious every day for months. I just wanted to be there already.” And 17-year-old Mario Sosa: “This was my first concert ever. (His) amazing albums have built the soundtrack of my life.”

— Sarah Kinbar

03/18/2022
Photos by Jacquelin Goldberg
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Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg
Everything we saw at Tyler, the Creator's Orlando Amway Center concert
Jacquelin Goldberg