The best concerts have lots of pyrotechnics, which is why classical pianists always wear asbestos pants. Insulate yourself from boredom with this GrouponLive deal to see Waka Flocka Flame at the Congress Theater. For $20, you get one ticket for general admission on Sunday, October 21, at 6 p.m. (up to a $34.99 value, including fees).
Atlanta-bred rapper Waka Flocka Flame fuels club-floor freakouts with laid-back beats under lyrics delivered in a raspy drawl. Hits such as "Hard in Da Paint" and "O Let’s Do It" celebrate parties packed with big spenders, seductive dancers, and high-stakes games of Scattergories. The single "No Hands" rose to No. 4 on the Billboard hip-hop/rap songs chart, and the 2011 single "Round of Applause" features fellow lyricist Drake dispensing his famed handclaps. Before Waka swaggers onstage, fellow rhymesmith Wooh Da Kid gets the party started with dance beats driven by the hiss of electronic cymbals and his gritty bark.
Attendees get to bounce amid the historic confines of the Congress Theater. A former movie palace built in 1927, the cavernous venue is registered as a Chicago Landmark, sheltering fans under an intricate, domed ceiling that's perfect for jetpack escapes when the dance floor gets too crowded.