It took a lot of booing from the crowd, but after a 3 and a half hour wait the crowd at T5, (Terminal 5) finally got what they wanted. Through the first 3 songs or so there would be an initial "HURRAAAY!" and then almost dead silence. If the bass wasn't bumping ("treble"y so) the place would have been cricket heaven.
However, when M.I.A asked the crowd to join her on stage, everyone went NUTS. It was a mediocre rush to the stage, but after some kids realized she wasn't kidding it was a MADHOUSE. Security couldn't do much but stare and help 5 foot girls up the stage and from falling and getting too close to the edge.
It looked like an '87 hip hop video. Girls in pink tights, off the shoulder grey sweatshirts and side ponytails. Everyone from the ghettofied hip-hop diva blinged out in gaudy gold jewelery to the plaid t-shirt wearing skinny punk guy were on stage and rocking out. M.I.A was the Pied Piper of Terminal 5, the crowd followed her ever dip, shake and shimmy.
Even though she was late she rocked it. However I'm not sure what to think of the T5 venue. Let's see how Justice prevails. ;)