Where do I even begin... I will start by saying that this Friday was easily the best event I've been too, in London, this year. But also it's highly possible that it will be hard for any future festival, concert or motive to outshine what myself and the Tree folk witnessed.
It was a special moment for those who were getting the chance to see what the Canadian Rap game's saviour had to show 50,000 UK fans. Drake performed a super-set list that event goers will still remember in 10 years from now. 'The boy' headlined the Friday show with guest appearances from PARTYNEXTDOOR, ILoveMakonnen and our London's very own Skepta who was allowed to tear up the main stage with a 'SHUTDOWN' home performance to his city.
With songs like: Legend, Trophies, We Made It, 10 Bands, Star67, The Motto, HYFR, Crew Love, Tuesday, Preach, Worst Behaviour, 6 Man, Jungle, Take Care, Hold On, We're Going Home, Find Your Love, All Me, 6 God, Over, WOES & Energy, the crowd sung along in sync with moments like The Weeknd's hook being audience performed for Crew Love.
Having missed ILoveMakonnen with his solo set on the Pepsi Max Stage, it meant that my first performance to see of the day was PARTYNEXTDOOR, who surprisingly didn't come as hard as I'd thought. With the day's heat on a rise expectations of a good performance was high, with PARTY managing to turn up the degrees a notch as female fans gazed on with joy, but his late appearance had the frustrated fans leaving early, due to fact that standing up in the crowded tent was endured much longer than expected.
Now let's not forget Travis Scott!!! To be honest I felt bad for those who didn't get to participate in the moshing and to those whose legs fatigued during the craziest slamdancing that I've ever seen. La Flame really lived up to his alias with fire performances as you could see his energy was practically interlinked with the crowd. He was easily my silver choice performer of the day with his set ending with his brand new single '3500' going off to the point where a stage invasion lead to Scott turning up with the hardcore fans brave enough to take their highlight of the day by the nuts!
Numerous acts performed throughout the day with the likes of Joey Badass, Maverick Sabre, ASAP Rocky Little Simz, Collie Buddz, Major Lazer, Labrinth and Duke Dumont, Drizzy stole the show and emphasised why you should leave the best to go last. Having got some rest and collected my thoughts, I have to personally give my gratitude to the homage that was paid to our city and it's talent. In that moment my friends and I realised that the 3rd July is an iconic day, a day which represents to me that UK artists have a universal sound appreciated and listened to by people from all over the world.
FIND THE TEAM!
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