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Photos: T-Pain heats up a sellout crowd at Studio 44



Rapper T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14 as part of his “I Am T-Pain Tour.” Fans who had secured $100 meet-and-greet tickets for the evening were treated to VIP introductions for the artist, who signed memorabilia before his performance. The sellout crowd packed the 1,000-person capacity of the venue, with T-Pain taking the stage shortly after 11 p.m. for a 45-minute performance. After sampling many of his classics such as “Bartender” and “Buy U a Drank,” T-Pain took his set in a new direction with a cover of Lorde’s “Royals.” By the time T-Pain’s set ended near midnight, the humidity and temperature inside Studio 44 were sweltering, and multiple fans were brought onstage to help keep the artists and DJ’s cool.

T-Pain flashes a grin to the crowd as they clamor for his photo. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore. on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain flashes a grin to the crowd as they clamor for his photo. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain takes to the stage as he opens his set near 11:15pm. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore. on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain takes to the stage as he opens his set near 11:15 p.m. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Concertgoers dance near the back of the crowd as T-Pain kicks off his set. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore. on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Concertgoers dance near the back of the crowd as T-Pain kicks off his set. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain acknowledges the enthusiastic crowd before he launches into his final songs of the night. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore. on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain acknowledges the enthusiastic crowd before he launches into his final songs of the night. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain takes a break onstage midway through his set. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore. on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain takes a break onstage midway through his set. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Elmira high school senior Jessica Sand accepts a mouthful of water from the onstage emcee prior to T-Pain's set. The Veneta native has seen T-Pain once prior, in Portland. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore. on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Elmira high school senior Jessica Sand accepts a mouthful of water from the onstage emcee prior to T-Pain’s set. The Veneta native has seen T-Pain once prior, in Portland. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain wipes sweat from his neck as the humidity and temperatures inside Stduio 44 soar during his performance. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore. on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

T-Pain wipes sweat from his neck as the humidity and temperature inside Studio 44 soar during his performance. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Portland resident Andre Foster dances with a partner as T-Pain works through his second song. Foster saw T-Pain perform the night before in Salem. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore. on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Portland resident Andre Foster dances with a partner as T-Pain works through his second song. Foster saw T-Pain perform the night before in Salem. T-Pain performs at Studio 44 in Eugene, Ore., on March 14, 2014. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)


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