Lauren Hill is back to being a diva. Concertgoers in Atlanta blasted her for showing up late and refusing to sing the classics that made people love her in the first place.
The 35-year-old narcissist left Atlanta concertgoers infuriated and unimpressed with her sold-out show at Atlanta’s Center Stage last night.
After the show, one fan, a well-connected industry insider, called me to say Hill’s Atlanta show was “very disappointing.” The source said local DJ Cash played old school music and kept the audience so crunk that when Hill finally rushed out onstage just after midnight, the expectations for a great show were high.
It was all love when the mother of 5 first hit the stage 3 hours late for her advertised 9 p.m. show. Lauryn promptly confused her fans by announcing that she was tired of “playing the same music night after night.” Hill told the shocked audience that she wanted to play something different. She then instructed her band to speed up the music, which rendered her classic hits unrecognizable. The insider said Hill urged the audience to sing along, saying, “I want crowd participation.” “But nobody could participate because NOBODY knew the music!,” said the fan. “Everybody was looking around like ‘WHAT SONG IS THIS???’”
“It was new music completely,” the frustrated fan continued. “The lyrics were the same, but you had to be on ecstasy to follow the music!”
To complicate the situation further, the fan said the band was way too loud. “We kept asking her to tell the band to turn the music down,” said the fan. “We couldn’t hear her.”
The source said other concertgoers booed the singer and then took their bags and purses and “stomped out” of the theater. “They didn’t walk out — they stomped out!” she emphasized. The insider eventually gave up and walked out as well.
Lauryn’s next stop on her tour is St. Louis tomorrow (Jan. 16). If you’re planning on attending her show at The Pageant Theater, just remember: you were warned.
Wow. People don’t pay to sing songs, they pay to hear songs sung ON TIME. Who waits 3 hours for anybody to get anywhere?