As I walked in the doors of the Fonda a cloud of pot smoke engulfed me, and I instantly knew I was at the right show.

Opening act Luckyiam yielded the mic and rallied the audience for one of the most impressive nights of hip-hop I’ve ever witnessed.

Atmosphere took the stage last, after Mac Lethal and Grayskul’s DJ, full band in tow. Slug played king jester to this house of fools, and the quality of entertainment was like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

Opening with a joke about how he’s let his hair grow out but he wouldn’t make the crowd look at it, Slug donned a different head piece for almost every song – from a cowboy hat to ski goggles. He intertwined short snippets of fan favorites such as “Lovelife” and “Shoes” with mostly new, unheard material that kept the crowd – and the bass – thumping.

As I walked out of the venue, I couldn’t help but think, “This is how it should always feel when you leave a concert.”