Pittsburgh’s favorite son, Wiz Khalifa, came on the scene not too long ago with the city’s anthem “Black and Yellow,” and he hasn’t slowed down since. The young rapper is focused when it comes to the subject matter of his songs, and so is the audience. There will no doubt be a certain scent and visible cloud of smoke hovering over the crowd at a Wiz Khalifa show. Khalifa is an appropriately low-key performer, opting to hover near the mic while his backup band and supremely talented drummer provide the sounds and the beats. He’s a charismatic performer though, encouraging his fans to have a good time and reinforcing that message with his lyrics. Khalifa is an energetic performer, giving his all whether it’s dancing or singing, he leaves it all on the stage. The production value is high too, often including a 15-foot replica bong on stage that emanates puffs of smoke throughout the performance. Between the rapper and the set, there’s encouragement of a certain kind of audience participation and at sold out shows, the crowd happily obliges. It makes for a very mellow, upbeat energy in the crowd, something Wiz Khalifa feeds off of to deliver an energetic and passionate performance.