Macklemore claims the city in sellout gig

Rapper Macklemore makes the crowd roar at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin last night. Photo by Craig Bsxter.
Rapper Macklemore makes the crowd roar at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin last night. Photo by Craig Bsxter.

A wave of success swept through the stadium and riding on top of it, with an arm waving in the air, was Macklemore singing: ''I wear your granddad's clothes, I look incredible, I'm in this big ass coat, From that thrift shop down the road''.

The lyrics are from Thrift Shop - one of the songs which sent the Seattle rapper and his producer mate Ryan Lewis rise from an aspiring little-known act this time last year, to one of today's biggest names in hip-hop.

And if there was ever any remaining doubt in the duo's minds about their new-found popularity, Dunedin students washed it away with a torrent of screaming and cheering at last night's OUSA Orientation concert.

With more than 5500 fans swarming the Otago Daily Times stand in the sellout concert, OUSA president Francisco Hernandez said it was not only the biggest night on the 2013 Orientation schedule, but the largest event the association had produced.

Macklemore will now perform in Auckland and Wellington.

Well done Dunedin

Interesting to see that Dunedin's Macklemore turnout matched last night's Auckland concert.

Great crowd at the RU last night and looks like a good crowd for the RL tonight.

Good to see so many people enjoying the wide range of events offered by the Stadium. A true asset to the city.

Sell Out

The venue was the "ODT stand", not the entire field, north, south and zoo stands. OUSA organised the event in one corner of the stadium, with a emergency/fire safety capacity in that area of 5,500. Yes the event was a sell out.

Sell out?

So the stadium capacity is now 5500 -  how does that figure, or is that the number of tickets sold so that makes it a sell out!