Mr. Rager, The Man on the Moon, Mr. Solo Dolo, Scott Mescudi; these are all names for the artist we have come to know as Kid Cudi.  Kid Cudi performed at Foxwoods Casino’s MGM Grand Theatre on Sept. 29.

The performance was an incredible representation of Kid Cudi and how he is evolving as a revolutionary artist. There was a mix of some of the old Cudi songs we have grown with and also many new songs from his most recent album, “Indicud.”

This addition to the 2013 “Cud Life Tour” in Mashantucket, Conn. began with an opener from popular artist Big Sean.  He played everything from “Beware” to “Dance (A$$),” which got the audience excited and ready for the main part of the show.

Emerging from a smoke-filled, Cudi-inspired model of a lunar cave, the artist wore a full space suit attire.  The first few powerful and zoned out notes of “Unfuckwittable” pounded through the base-filled auditorium.

As the sound ramped up, the lights went on in the moon cave, he approached the microphone and his first song really brought the essence of the stellar new sound we have seen from this artist.

As a part of the “Indicud” album, this first song and many of the others highlighted the powerful sounds that are emblematic in Cudi’ music.  One of the big players on this album is King Chip, who collaborates with Kid Cudi on many of the songs on “Indicud.”

One of these songs is “Just What I Am,” and when Cudi and King Chip started to pound out this one, the audience went completely crazy.  Shirts and hats were thrown and hands were waved in the smoke-filled air.

Between the sound, the lunar stage landscape, the Cudder space suit, and The Man on the Moon himself, hearing the many incredible songs from “Indicud” was really out of this world.  What about the traditional Cudi songs from this world though?

If there was one song out of the whole night that completely stood out from all the rest it was “Mr. Rager.”  It is difficult to put this in world unless you know the true feeling of listening to Kid Cudi in a mindset that is unique from the every day.

For this classic song, the whole stage was flooded in red spotlights, the tempo and noise dropped so the audience could only hear the heavy, immersive beat and the soulful words of this song that really relays the depths of his life and how he tries to connect to those on the same journey as him.

There were many other classic Cudder anthems as well.  “Pursuit of Happiness” is one of the most famous songs from Cudi, and the entire crowd joined together in this song that so many can relate to.  It was followed by the MGMT version of “Pursuit of Happiness” which was the rage song of the night.

Kid Cudi also spoke to the audience a few times between songs about his life lately and how it relates to the current times of his journey.  He remarked on how it has been almost seven years since his first mixtape came out and how he was so thankful to be where he is now.

He expressed more than once how great the Connecticut audience was and how he was very grateful to be on the stage for them at that moment in time.  There was an overall theme of appreciation and growth coming from the artist.

Putting Kid Cudi into words is hard, and putting the stories of his music into words is even harder. There are so many relatable messages in his songs yet at the same time they are on such a psychedelic level.  The title “Man on the Moon” probably sums it all up the best.

Seeing the Man on the Moon perform “The Man on the Moon” was an experience of a lifetime.  This was a concert for the records, and the overwhelming good feelings given out are best experienced in person.  The closest thing to it would be to put on some of Kid Cudi’s music until his next concert.

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