Method Man played at The Warfield in San Francisco.
photographs via Jenn Hernandez

Method Man headlined the Smokers Club Tour at The Warfield in San Francisco on Wednesday night. Our photographer Jenn Hernandez got in on the mayhem, capturing the action when Method’s crowdsurfing routine turned into full-on crowdwalking. From our glowing review:

Clearly frustrated with lukewarm reception, he commandeered a small mid-set interlude to set us straight. The message: “I’ve been doing this for 18 years, I put all my energy into it every night, and I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t my #1 passion. So tell me what I need to do to get you to feel the same energy I’m feeling right now.”

And Method is so persuasive that it worked. After he started performing on top of speakers, weaving through the floor while he rapped and surfing/walking on the crowd’s upraised hands during instrumental breaks, we got the message that if a 40-year-old can manage these nutty antics, we could at least do him the courtesy of keeping up.

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