Oliver Tree: A Night with the Bowl-Cut Vape God

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By Christina Posztos

 

Oliver Tree’s alternative music has given him viral success and a die-hard cult following. The best part about this show was waiting in the venue’s lobby before he went on to see fans dressed in neon Patagonia jackets and bowl-cuts; ready to meet their leader. The character Oliver Tree has made attracts all types of people; while the majority of concert-goers this night were millennials, I saw groups of the older generation coming out to support their leader.  

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As some may know, Oliver Tree injured himself before embarking on his Goodbye, Farewell Tour. After this injury his doctor advised him not to go on tour at all; to which Oliver Tree decided to not only do the tour, but to do it all from a wheelchair with a microphone attached. If that’s not dedication to your craft, I don’t know what is.   

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Oliver Tree’s quirky energy makes the whole show a party from start to finish. The crowd went insane when Alien Boy was played, along with Hurt and All That; some of O.T.’s most popular songs.

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The infectious melodies O.T. creates, the swagger he brings to the stage, and the stories he tells in his music create concerts that are electric to say the least. Whether he’s hitting an over-sized Juul, wearing socks with sandals, or eating thirteen bags of Hot Cheetos’s in one sitting, O.T. will always remain one of alternative music’s favourite musicians. .