Travis Scott Brings Out Drake, Quavo at L.A. 'Astroworld' Show During Grammy Weekend
Travis Scott returned to the City of Angels for the second leg of the Astroworld tour on Friday (Feb. 8) at The Forum. He literally lit up the stage with his over-the-top visuals, a grand rollercoaster, and effervescent presence -- recreating Scott’s hometown amusement park in Houston for spectators in Inglewood, Calif.
The audience was receptive, as they rode along for the entire journey with the rapper and continuously reinforced their admiration for the MC with continuous outcries of approval.
Inside the arena, the crowd was comprised of hypebeast-like teenage boys, who were either sporting the skateboard brand Supreme or rocking Scott’s merchandise stamped with the Wish You Were Here tour slogan, supervised by their frustrated parents because the group of adolescents outnumbered their efforts to keep The Forum a stable environment.
Launching the extravaganza, the rapper dove into “Stargazing” on his secondary stage across the room, as oppose to starting the show on the main stage. From the start, the circus began with an upside down Ferris Wheel located on the secondary platform, and young teens -- mostly boys -- started forming a mosh pit on the floor, showing their affection as if they were hardcore rock fans.
Once the song subsided, the arena of diehard stans chanted “Astroworld” so passionately that if he finished the entire show with that sole opening, he would have still earned the crowd’s respect with the singular entrance. The energy is as electric as Scott’s punk rock presence, and he points it out saying, “This might be the best L.A. night.”
Astroworld -- Wish You Were Here tour is positively overwhelming considering the number of unique stimulus. Cactus Jack rides the Ferris Wheel on the second installation while performing “Carousel” and continues on performing “No Bystanders,” “Quintana,” “Butterfly Effect,” and “3500.” There’s a point where he stops the entire show to take in the audience’s zeal spirit, gleaming with happiness while simultaneously gazing at the audience as they scream, “Travis. Travis”
From “90210,” “Love Galore,” and “Stop Trying To Be God,” there’s no room for a dull moment, especially when Scott rides the snake-forming rollercoaster in the center of the vicinity. In fact, the night reached a new level when a few guest appearances occurred that evening. He, first, brought out Quavo for “Pick Up the Phone,” and Offset followed, joining La Flame for their Kodak Black collaboration “ZEZE”
Scott concluded the night with “Sicko Mode,” but as the introduction played without the sight of Drake, many fans assumed he wouldn't make an appearance after all. Scott rapped the the Hot 100-topper by himself until the 6 God’s verse in the latter part of the jam played and, to much surprisee, he appeared from thin air to have the crowd "out like a light.” The invincible moment was the perfect way to ring in the Grammy weekend, which Scott is set to perform at the 2019 Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10). He is up for best rap album, best rap performance and best bong at this year's show.
From old classics like “Goosebumps” and “Anecdote” to bangers off of Astroworld, Scott transformed arenas everywhere into the infamous Astroworld theme park for the better. The light show, blurring effects, fascinating imagery and pyrotechnics made for one out of body experience. It’s Scott’s Astroworld, and we got to live in it for one night.