6. A significant portion of the 13,700 at the sold-out Air Canada Centre, Drake’s home court, would need ID to get into a high school dance.
7. Refreshing and rare for a rap show: The scent of perfume is thicker than the smell of weed—an olfactory clue as to who’s buying all those Drake records. They fancy now.
8. Drake introduces his 105-minute set with “Tuscan Leather” and climaxes with “Started from the Bottom,” accompanied by fireworks. In between he performs virtually every track from Nothing Was the Same. He’s obviously in love with his new work. Radio staple “Hold On, We’re Going Home” becomes a singalong, but “Worst Behaviour” (spell it with a U, Yankees!) is an arena monster that deserved more than one verse. Drake calls it Toronto’s anthem.
9. Although fans of his new material were satisfied—loosies “Versace,” “The Motion,” and “No New Friends” all got play—Drake’s back catalog was all but ignored. A DJ set during the star’s lone costume change gave us snippets of “Over,” “Forever” and “Successful,” but those songs are anthems in this city. They deserve at least a verse.
10. Worse, you could fill a mixtape with the gems unheard on Thursday night. Conspicuous in their absence: “Marvin’s Room,” “Stay Schemin’,” and “Fancy.” If it’s your first Drake show, you might’ve wanted to hear those.