Amphitheaters were engineered by the always-innovating Romans so that the public could witness philosophers showing off their debating skills, getting visibly frustrated, and then settling arguments with break-dance battles. See the denouement Boethius dreamed of with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $39, you get two reserved tickets to Lil Wayne's I Am Still Music tour at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 3, at 7 p.m. (a $99.50 value before fees, or up to a $125.20 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m., and seats are located in sections 11, 12, 16, or 17 and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at will call. Customers must redeem their Groupons at the same time to sit together, and parking is included.
Running off the infectious sonic fumes from his I Am Not a Human Being album and upcoming full-length Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne lands his spaceship for a speaker-blowing stop on the extended leg of his summer tour. The Grammy winner touts an impressive curriculum vitae, punctuated by CEO status, unabashed genre crossing, and standout lyrics woven together with sagacious metaphors. Although Tunechi fans can anticipate a high-octane performance rife with hit singles as well as mixtape favorites, the tour's white-hot opening acts acclimate concertgoers with equal parts R & B silk, rap grit, and synth-powered spunk. Frequent Lil Wayne collaborator and Miami boss Rick Ross partners with breakout diva Keri Hilson, club-bangers Far East Movement, and velvet-voiced Lloyd for a hard-hitting evening that rivals at-home puppet shows outfitted with homemade pyrotechnics.