Starboy Shines in Denver

October 12, 2019

International recording artist, The Weeknd arrived in the Mile High City for an unforgettable show on September 29th. The Weeknd brought his frineds, Nav and Gucci Mane, on The Starboy World Tour with him.


I've been a fan and follower of the XO Artist's career since his early mixtapes: House of Balloons, Echoes of Silence, and Thursday. This was my first time being able to see the Grammy winner perform live. I consequently wasn't sure what all to expect, especially now that The Weeknd is a mainstream artist. Being the fan that I am, I had to cop tickets for my birthday weekend (all puns intended), and I can honestly tell you I was stunned from the moment the show started.


Nav opened up the night performing songs off his latest album with Metro Boomin, Perfect Timing. Gucci Mane played a

bunch of new and old material. I'm not going to lie, being able to see them perform Lemonade was a high point of my night because that song was a favorite of mine way back in middle school.


The opening performances set the mood, but it's what The Weekend did during his performance that made the night so special. To me, the most memorable part of his performance was the love he showed for his fans, specifically all of his Colorado fans. The Weeknd expressed the true love he has for Denver, even going as far

as apologizing for not stopping in Denver on previous tours. But he made certain to bring The Starboy World Tour to the Mile High City. Just how serious was he? Well let's just say he wrapped it all up by saying that would "die for Denver" during his song "Die For You".


The entire night was engulfed in an intoxicating, electric vibe that could be felt throughout Pepsi Center. The Weeknd was able to keep an intimate feel to his set, yet at the same time, it was vivacious, having fans dancing and screaming all night. I enjoyed being able to see him perform his newest music off the Starboy album. He made sure to cover other classic hits off his previous mixtapes and albums such as "Remind me", "Often", "Tell Your Friends", "Wicked Games", and "Crew Love".


The stage was set up to look like a giant starship with lighting playing a major key in it all. The whole set up was unbelievably cool. I give him mad props on his props. All-in-all, The Weeknd can hella sing, I mean we already knew that, but his on-stage presents is what I didn't expect. I mean, He can actually hit all those high notes, not many people can do that without the help of autotune. The Weeknd proved exactly why he is an amazing artist and performer. He made the show a memorable experience, which can be hard for a lot of artists. It was memorable not just because it was my birthday, but he brought a lot of star power to the stage, even with his overwhelming, mainstream success, he stayed true to himself as an artist. It was a killer show, if you have the opportunity to see the Starboy himself, you absolutely should.


-MAES out.





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