2. Be ready to improvise
Costume changes aren’t really Drizzy’s thing–give him a tank top and he’s good–so there was only one extended break during the nearly 90-minute show. This momentary pause allowed Drake to leave the stage, and Drake’s DJ, Future The Prince, to revisit cuts from previous albums. Whether you saw it as a way to prove your loyalty to T.O.’s Native Son (from Day One!) or simply wanted to play the Rihanna part of “Take Care,” the time spent without Drake on stage did not go to waste. To reward us for being so patient, Future The Prince dropped new track, “Trophies,” produced by Hit-Boy. We may not have known the words, but it’s hard to deny any song with that’s introduced by royal horns. Besides, where were you when you first heard it?
3. Be sure to give your guests some face time
Remember hearing about the complicated set that caused Drizzy to cancel his show in Philadelphia earlier this month? Said structure is not for the faint of heart. The massive circular walkway suspended over the middle of the floor seemed to be envisioned as a way for Drake to thank fans for spending time with him. After “Hold On, We’re Going Home” he took his time to saunter around, shouting out different supporters from the floor all the way to the top of the rafters. Who cares if it’s Monday night and we all have to work tomorrow? Drake was going to talk to the left side, the right side, the back, and the middle, and the only person who could have changed that was the crane operator.
Note for future concertgoers: if you are representing for your city with some kind of celebratory garb, but NOT standing up, or seem to be on a suspicious date, Drake WILL call you out in front of everyone.