Ying Yang Twins rap up Pullman

D-Roc of the Ying Yang Twins salutes in front of a crowd Thursday night at Stubblefields.

Damion Clark Evergreen Reporter

It’s one thing to post an old photo to Facebook on Throwback Thursday, but posting from a Throwback Thursday concert takes the trend to a whole new level.

The bass shook the entire block around Stubblefields Jan. 23 when the Ying Yang Twins, the hip-hop duo behind hits like 2003’s “Salk Shaker,” came to Pullman to perform two back-to-back shows. The concert was coordinated by Progressive Entertainment as the first annual Throwback Thursday event.

“No one wants to go to a concert,” said Erin Wischmann, event director for Progressive Entertainment. “They want an experience.”

Wischmann said he decided to schedule a second concert at 10 p.m. with Ying Yang Twins Kaine and D-Roc when the first show at 8:30 p.m. sold out more than a week before the concert. Ticket sales for the second show were no less popular.

“(I) hoped it would be crazy. (It’s the) fourth show in a row to completely sell out,” Wischmann said.

Fans shook it like salt shakers, whispered in ears, and danced on the stage to old favorites like “Get Low,” “(Wait) The Whisper Song,” and “Shake,” along with a few newer tunes. Kaine, one half of the duo, said fans come for the whole party experience of the show.

“(We) only come around to give a good time,” Kaine said before the show in between bites of his dinner from Panda Express. “It’s all fun and playing games.”

One of the best parts of putting on a show like the Ying Yang Twins is feeling the crowd truly enjoy themselves, said Ryan Strandin, the event coordinator.

“I’ve done multiple concerts, this surpassed expectations,” Strandin said. “It was a blast. Everyone seemed like they were having fun.”

Looking forward, Progressive Entertainment hopes to continue the popularity of the Ying Yang Twins concert in Winter Fusion, a charity concert taking place at Stubblefields on Feb. 20. The profits from Winter Fusion will be divided between the Greek chapters contributing to the concert and several local charities.

Wischmann said they hope to raise at least $1,500 with Winter Fusion. The show will feature artists 3LAU, LoveRance, John Hart, Jinsu, SixFour and RohrBeatz.