Night one of Lil Debbie’s headlining My Own Lane Tour was authentic, intimate and totally satisfying. The tour kicked off at the historic and legendary, Whisky A Go-Go, with a nearly packed house.
Lil Debbie is no stranger to the Whiskey and so it came as no surprise that she was more than comfortable the minute she stepped on the stage. The California girl had a whole entourage of friends, family and fans at the venue that night— At one point I looked over toward the staircase leading up to the green room, only to realize it was filled with Lil Debbie’s closest LA buds.
I’ve been looking forward to catching a set from Lil Debbie ever since discovering her 2014 release of Young B!tch. There is something to be said about her style that differs from the mainstream — although she incorporates a young and vibrant pop vibe into her beats — the content matter is grimy as hell. Her set at the Whisky had all the aspects of a great show, the energy was high and the mix was spot on, it sounded great in there.
Although the set was short and sweet, she was able to fit tracks in tracks from her entire discography. The downside to a brief set is it leaves the crowd wanting more. Dually, the upside to a brief set is it leaves the crowd wanting more. Personally, I think that’s one of the best way to keep your fans coming back— seems to be working for her. Not to mention, Lil Debbie took the time to meet with every fan after the show at the merch table, that’s admirable — I don’t know the last time I heard of a rapper doing that. I guarantee her fans will be back the next time Lil Debbie returns to LA.
The 35-date tour is supported by Whitney Peyton, a Philadelphia based rapper, and spans across with the US. These two make a pretty ideal tour package. Check out Lil Debbie’s website for a complete list of dates. Don’t sleep on this one.
Words and photos by Justin Haider