14. It looks like that routine where Drake hovers over the crowd shouting out audience members is here to stay. The singing rapper stands on a small round platform supported by a cable and points out owl shirts and beautiful women from the crowd before singing “Marvin’s Room,” still suspended. Wayne later compares the pole Drake is holding onto to a stripper’s, ha!
15. Drake isn’t the only one crooning on this tour. After “Just Hold On We’re Going Home,” Wayne—now wearing a white T-shirt and red patent leather sneakers—responds with “How To Love,” “Mrs. Officer,” “Every Girl” and “Lollipop.” Drake complains about “all this singing you doing” before pointing out the irony. “I can never say that to anyone,” he chuckles.
16. “Crew Love” is forever a stick of Drake dynamite. “Show Me A Good Time" is a gem, too. Conversely, “Worst Behavior” is already beginning to show some wrinkles.
17. The elephant in the room: Is Drake Vs. Wayne > The Throne? I wouldn’t go that far. Sure the back and forth quips add a comical element, so it’s not as heavy as Jay and Kanye’s tour. And the YMCMB boys also have a deep discography. But the imagery on Kanye and Jay’s show, plus the towering platforms from atop which they rapped, inspired awe. Drake and Wayne is just a plain good time.
18. But if there were one record to hear back-to-back-to-back-to-back, a la “Niggas In Paris,” it’d be “0 To 100.” Or “A Milli,” still.
19. There’s actually a nod to Jay Z’s current tour, On The Run. On a big backing screen, the words THIS IS NOT A REHEARSAL are displayed, bringing to mind the Carters’ use of THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE and THIS IS REAL LIFE captions.
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