Saw the Wu show at Lupo's the other night in Providence and came away satisfied. Six out of eight showed up, minus GZA and Raekwon. The Chef had tweeted that he was skipping the tour to work on his new album, so I expected that. And the Genius has distanced himself from the group for some time, so his absence didn't surprise me either.
Deck, RZA, and I think Ghost wore sunglasses; anyone who does that indoors without looking ridiculous clearly has a devoted following.
Fun night, heard all the standards, took in the eclectic crowd -- which demonstrates their broad appeal to disillusioned thugs and suburbanites of all ages.