Dave Chappelle surprise in Portland’s Pioneer Square

So Dave Chappelle surprised Portland by showing up for a 1 a.m. show at Pioneer Square early this morning/late last night.  There was no sound and no one could hear anything, but still.  Dave Chappelle impromptu in Portland.  By all accounts it was exciting/disappointing.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “Chappelle repeatedly praised the peaceful crowd for coming out, cracking a few jokes about the chaotic scene around him, including people (in various stages of undress) congregating up on rooftops at the square.”

Chappelle’s been MIA for five years and yet he still can draw a crowd like this at 1 a.m. on a Tuesday night in Portland.  Damn straight. Wish I coulda been there, but I was too tired to make the trek down there and it was supposedly a rumor.  Damn rumors that are true.

Here are some great photos of the night and a great account from someone who was like 10-feet away.  [via]

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  • jamesfurbush July 15, 2009, 8:45 pm

    Fuck, I hate myself even more. Thanks for ruining my day L.M. Probably going to be one of the best nights for this city in 2009… I really should gamble more often.

  • L.M. July 15, 2009, 7:32 pm

    You've just got to learn to read the rumors better for your time/energy gambling purposes. For instance, in this case, once it was stated around the city that equipment *40 watt freakin VOX* was purchased and it was obvious over 200 people were even gonna be there, the worst outcome was going to be getting kicked off park property with a bunch of late night chappelle fans from an already free get together, where we would have more than likely congregated at the closest alcohol dispensary and made with the rick jameses!

    Instead, I spent the entire night in Portland, watched nearly 3thousand people riot twice, got to see one of the best comedians of my time in person only feet from me, laughed at the attention whores ontop of starbucks getting nakey. It really outranks my normal evening plans to be honest.