Eric Andre posted on Twitter about his upcoming live tour, and I noticed that for one of the dates he would be in Michigan. I bought tickets without hesitation (Only $20 each) only to realize it was in Pontiac. I had never been to Pontiac, but I had heard about Pontiac. If Michigan is famous for anything besides the great lakes it's the fact that we housed a bustlin' auto industry only for it to collapse and leave the working population stuck in a cycle of poverty. Pontiac is near Detroit, which means it's an odd little city that exists as a reminder that Michigan was growing once. There was intricate architecture everywhere, but a closer eye would see that alongside the artistry were the cracks of neglect.
Eric Andre was performing at The Crofoot, a quaint little venue that was ironically the only place open within the general vicinity. There was a long line outside but when we walked up the employees let us know we could claim our pre-ordered tickets and then get back in the line. The drink wristbands were handed out while we waited in line as well, so everything ended up feeling quick and efficient. I salute the staff!
Once inside I zig-zagged my way to the front row, since I'm shorter than the average human I have to get right in the front or else I'm gonna feel like I'm listening to an audio book instead of witnessing something live.
Eric Andre didn't leave us waiting at all, the show started promptly at 8pm. There wasn't a dull moment. The "opener" was a guy who went full meta and sang a song about being an opener. It was funny, but the real fun started when a voice came over the speakers and announced "Ladies & Gentleman, it's the Eric Andre Show!"
Eric came crashing from stage right and procedded to destroy everything on the stage. He grabbed the bowl of salad and threw it at the audience before arming himself with a squirt gun filled with milk. I don't think I've ever been happier about getting room-temperature milk shot at me. Eric then stage dived into the open arms of the expectant audience. He was carried almost all the way to the back, his limbs flailing and the microphone in his hand being shouted into. Once he got back to the safety of the stage he exclaimed that he had never been assaulted quite like he had just then, "A guy grabbed my dick and just squeezed as hard as he could!"
My personal favourite moment from the show was when Eric called on two random people from the audience to participate in the "Ranch Challenge." The rules were simple, "the first to throw up wins"
The live show featured a ton of unseen footage "I am the Octopus" killed me. I can't wait for it to air. Kraft Punk made an appearance so I cried of happiness, but the true treasure was the end of the show where Eric got as naked as we all hoped he would.
My boyfriend's camera seems to have a magic shutter, it captured this little gem while Eric quickly switched hands:
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