One of the most high energy packed shows made its way to Toronto this past Wednesday evening as Travis Scott and Young Thug were set to bring their highly anticipated Rodeo Hi Tunes tour to the Danforth Music Hall. As quickly as the night began terrible news spread that Atlanta rapper, Young Thug had been rejected at the border. To the dismay of many excited to witness the young rappers Canadian debut, the show was still scheduled to continue as sold out fans crowded the established music hall for the evening.
Rocking their Rodeo tour shirts and most with weed embellished attire, fans scurried into the hall to be acquainted to a westernized bar feel around the vicinity. First on the docket, Metro Boomin took the stage alongside Chase B and blared hip hop anthems to begin the dj set. It quickly became apparent as to why the young Atlanta producer is Grammy nominated, mixing the perfect playlist to keep the audiences attention exactly where he needed them. The banter about Travis Scott shows was right there center stage to see and he hadn’t even taken the stage yet. Over eccentric attendees moshed, hit their best shmoney dance, sang their choice of new Drake material, flicked there wrist and even lit a few for the absent Young Thug as Metro and Chase B truly ignited the flame to begin the first half of the show.
Red smoke, red lights, and a dressed in all red Travis Scott, appeared in front of the packed auditorium with bellows and cheers erupting from the already emphatic crowd. With the energy of one equivalent to a young toddler Scott bounced across the staged with an overbearing backing vocal that guided him through many of his songs that evening. The crowd knowing every word to almost every song also helped before he finally appeased to fan demands playing “Quintana Pt. 2.” Several crowd surfs, water bottle throws and a few seconds of watching security trying to get a grasp on concert ravers, Travis showed no signs of stopping continuing the high vibes to songs “Skyfall,” “Sin City,” “Backyard,” before erupting into without a doubt most popular “Mamacita,” which he quickly replayed before even finishing the first verse. As hard as it was to hear the words through his microphone you had to admire the stage presence as he utilized its entirety to captivate the numerous amounts of admirers that came out to support the artist.
The biggest surprise followed, though it wasn’t really a surprise to most as Toronto native, The Weeknd walked onto the staged setting the cherry on the cake. Performing hit songs “Often” and Mike Will Made Its popular song “Drinks on Us,” it was that moment that solidified the concert for all in attendance. Even with performing just the two songs, the adrenaline still on overdrive hit another climax where fans cheered in hopes of a continuation or encore from either or of the artists as they walked off stage.
Fans left the arena as the venue blared Kanye West’s “All Day” which showcased Scott’s versatility as an artist. The flame was lit indeed just as his name entails in Toronto that night. From the very beginning Metro Boomin and Chase B accommodated for the missing cohort while Travis proved why his concerts are one not to miss! Next time La Flame sets the match in your city we definitely suggest you attend.
Review Written by: Hayatt Baanks for The Come Up Show
Photography by: CZR-E for The Come Up Show