Big Wild & Big Piig Terminal 5 Concert Review

Written by on October 11, 2022

By Krizia Mae Templonuevo

On Friday, September 16th, Big Wild, with Biig Piig supporting them, took the stage and gave one of the best performances I’ve seen to this day. The alt hip-hop artist Biig Piig started the night off with their song “Roses and Gold.” The perfect combination of chill and hype really pulled the attention of the people who just started to walk in. Jessica Smyth, the singer, jumped around the stage for their entire set. Her energy was quite contagious and as I maneuvered through the photo pit, I couldn’t help but take a second to just bump to their songs as well. Someone in the crowd pointed out an untied shoelace, but that didn’t stop Jessica from jumping all around.

Even out of the photo pit, I could see the excitement and awe that people were experiencing. Multiple times that night, people told me that, although this was their first time hearing of Biig Piig, they really enjoyed their music. Their groovy bass, great drumline, and silky voice tied into youthful lyrics is just plain addicting so I understand why people got hooked so fast. Biig Piig really gave an amazing performance and even after they made their way off the stage, I was left still feeling like a bad***.

As the crew was setting up for Big Wild, there was this feeling of tension and anticipation in the hall. Guitarist Tracy Lambertucci opened their set with a short but sweet acoustic sound. With the entire hall in the dark and the only source of light being the spotlight on her, she looked quite majestic sitting on stage with her guitar. It went completely dark and there was a moment of silence before Jackson Stell, aka Big Wild, appeared on stage with flashes of lights filling the air. With Big Wild’s ethereal melodies, perfect lighting and soft, yet piercing voice, it felt like my feet were levitating from the ground.

Looking back to the crowd, I saw that I wasn’t the only one feeling this way. Hints of disco, 90s rock with alternative indie combine together to create such a unique sound that I feel Big Wild pulls off perfectly. There just something about it that lifts your energy while also keeping you grounded and centered. I feel honored to have had the experience to see Big Wild live.