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Live Review: Machine Gun Kelly at Budapest Park in Budapest, Hungary (26.06.23.)

In a whirlwind of raw energy and genre-bending tunes, Machine Gun Kelly took the stage in Hungary’s capital city, leaving a trail of electrified fans in his wake. The Ohio-born rapper-turned-rocker unleashed a fiery performance that defied expectations and solidified his reputation as a boundary-pushing artist.

The night started with iann dior, a fellow rapper and MGK‘s collaborator known for his soulful melodies and introspective lyrics. As the crowd swelled with excitement, he emerged, exuding a quiet confidence that immediately commanded attention. With his distinct blend of R&B-infused trap, he effortlessly drew the audience into his world.

From the very first song, iann dior’s velvety voice soared through the venue, captivating listeners with its emotional depth. Tracks like “Let you” and “Mood” showcased his ability to seamlessly blend infectious hooks with introspective storytelling. The crowd swayed in unison, embracing the cathartic energy emanating from the stage.

The stage presence was understated yet impactful. He exuded a magnetic charm that made it impossible to look away. Engaging with the audience between songs, and gifting a bouquet of flowers to one of the fangirls showed a genuine connection that resonated with fans. His performance was a testament to his burgeoning talent and the bright future that lies ahead.

The atmosphere at the venue was palpable even before the first MGK’s note reverberated through the air. Anticipation ran high as the younger crowd eagerly awaited the arrival of their idol. As the lights dimmed and the opening chords blasted through the speakers, the place erupted into a frenzy of screams and applause when Machine Gun Kelly emerged from the shadows. Donning his signature punk-rock style, complete with tattoos and edgy fashion choices, he controlled the stage with a presence that was impossible to ignore.

With his distinctive mix of rap and rock, Machine Gun Kelly transported the audience to a realm of rebellious euphoria. His lyrics were like an anthem for the restless souls in attendance, capturing the essence of youth, love, and the insatiable desire to break free from societal constraints. The fans swayed, jumped, and screamed in unison, fully under the spell of this modern-day musical maverick.

With a mischievous grin, he launched into his set, unleashing a torrent of explosive energy that captivated the sea of fans before him. What truly set this performance apart was Machine Gun Kelly’s connection with his fans. With genuine sincerity, he interacted with the audience, bridging the gap between artist and listener. Whether he was encouraging sing-alongs, or sharing intimate moments of vulnerability, his stage presence exuded an infectious charm that kept the crowd enthralled. Machine Gun Kelly’s performance was a masterclass in showmanship. He effortlessly engaged with his adoring fans, weaving his way through the crowd, making eye contact that sent hearts aflutter. The Hungarian audience definitely fell for his charms. “Why did I come to Budapest? Because I was hungry,” he joked. “This place is awesome! Why didn’t we come here 10 years ago?” He held a little speech right before playing the acoustic version of the well-known hit “Bloody Valentine”.

The setlist mainly consisted of the more popular tracks from the latest two albums Tickets To My Downfall and Mainstream Sellout. Blending elements of rap, rock, and pop-punk, Machine Gun Kelly showcased his versatility as a performer, seamlessly transitioning from rhymes to melodies. The pulsating beats and thunderous guitar riffs filled the venue, creating an intense sonic experience that reverberated through the audience’s very core.

The true magic happened when both of the artists united on stage. Their collaborative tracks, such as the emotionally charged “Nothing Inside” and the infectious “Fake Love Don’t Last,” showcased a remarkable synergy that transcended genres. The chemistry between Machine Gun Kelly and iann dior was electric, as they fed off each other’s energy, igniting the stage with an intensity that was nothing short of captivating. It was a shared experience, an intimate dialogue between artists and listeners. They effortlessly bridged the gap, making everyone in the crowd feel seen and heard.

Behind the dazzling performance was a meticulously designed production. A stunning visual display, featuring a dynamic backdrop and a kaleidoscope of lights, heightened the concert experience. The stage became a playground for creativity, with Machine Gun Kelly and his band seamlessly weaving through the elaborate set.

This concert proved to be a triumph, showcasing his evolution as an artist and leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to witness it. With relentless energy and an unwavering commitment to authenticity, MGK pushed the boundaries of genres, in a way that transcends traditional labels. As the final chords rang out, the audience was left with a sense of elation and fulfillment. Both Machine Gun Kelly and iann dior delivered a performance that surpassed expectations, showcasing their immense talent, versatility, and unwavering commitment to their work.


  1. papercuts
  2. born with horns
  3. maybe
  4. concert for aliens
  5. drunk face
  6. all I know
  7. F*CK YOU, GOODBYE (The Kid LAROI cover)
  9. Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve cover)
  10. I Think I’m OKAY
  11. emo girl
  12. jawbreaker
  13. nothing inside (with iann dior)
  14. fake love don’t last (with iann dior)
  15. Candy
  16. Death in My Pocket
  17. ay!
  18. more than life
  19. bloody valentine
  20. kiss kiss
  21. 5150
  22. forget me too
  23. lonely
  24. 5:3666
  25. FLOOR 13
  26. WWIII
  27. WW4
  28. make up sex
  29. my ex’s best friend
  30. twin flame

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