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December 11, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis take a triumphal homecoming turn at KeyArena

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis play the first of three sold-out shows at KeyArena in Seattle on Tuesday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis play the first of three sold-out shows at KeyArena in Seattle on Tuesday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

If you were looking to understand the unifying force of Seattle’s teen idol rapper Macklemore in one scene, this was it: a 40-something mom drinking white wine, dancing hard while “chaperoning” three elementary school-aged girls wearing T-shirts with “Same Love” printed on the front.

Was the concert for the mom, or the kids? Tuesday night at KeyArena — the first night of a three-night, sold-out stand — the answer was both.

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