The Empty Spectacle of Kanye Wests Bible-Themed Opera Nebuchadnezzar

I was there, but I still cant tell you much about Nebuchadnezzar, Kanye Wests Euphoria lite: a vaguely diverse group of young people in haphazardly ambitious outfits of the moment. We were a shuttle of fools, though less foolish than those who parked directly at the venue, where their cars would be packed in like sardines, held hostage until the very end of the night. We arrived at the amphitheater from the shuttle right at 4 and climbed to our nosebleeds. A young white woman with a septum piercing walked by; she was wearing a fake tie-dye shirt that said in a blocky white serif Be kind. I did my best. I looked at everyone with open eyes. Women brought …