Childish Gambino Urges The Splendour Crowd To Keep Their Phones In Their Pockets
In the modern age we live in, we always tend to capture moments from a particular event with our phones, like at a concert, in order for us to keep that memory with us forever, now it seems like Childish Gambino wants us to flip that narrative.
While performing his headline set at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay, the 35-year-old urged his fans to keep their phones in their pockets while he was performing.
Before commencing the show, the 'Redbone' crooner reminded the audience of the two rules he goes by before every show. 'I got two rules' he said. 'Rule 1: Love me and love yourself, 'Rule 2: Put your phones down. You don't need to share this with anybody out there. This is for us, treat it like church.'
Soon after, the artist who also plays the role of Simba in the live-action remake of The Lion King, woo'd the thousands of people in attendance with an impeccable stage design equipped with laser beams and smoke machines and even had a catwalk to ensure Gambino can get right up close and personal with the audience.
With a six-piece band with him, the 35-yer-old performed hits from his most recent album "Awaken, My love!" with tracks such as 'Redbone' and 'Me and your mama' and of course the classics including 'Sober' and '3005'.
There's been rumours that this was his last Australian festival run before he retires the Childish Gambino moniker but we can only hope that rumour isn't true and that he's back on Aussie soil sooner rather than later.