Say what you want about the bloke, but the guy definitely knows how to put on a show.
Kanye West‘s sprawling Saint Pablo US tour kicked off in Indianapolis today, and excited punters keen to worship at the alter of Yeezy were faced with a particularly puzzling scene upon arriving at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
There uh… there didn’t appear to be a stage present.
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) August 26, 2016
— Saint Pablo Tour (@SaintPabloTourr) August 26, 2016
— chlo ? (@chloeniems) August 26, 2016
What the hell could possibly be going on? Was there logistical problems? Did the stage not get set up in time? Was Kanye gonna pull a floor show like he’s a crust punk in a basement somewhere?
Nope. Turns out Ye just casually decided to do the whole damned tour from a stage that was SUSPENDED IN MID FREAKING AIR.
Earlier today I was wondering how Kanye could top Volcano that opens up from the Yeezus tour. Well… pic.twitter.com/JB6N6Cu8Vh
— Druncle Kev (@KevCoisms) August 26, 2016
— The FADER (@thefader) August 26, 2016
— UTOR (@utorlive) August 26, 2016
— Yeezy Central (@YeezyCentral) August 26, 2016
That is an entire arena full of people going off their bloody butts as the King holds court 20 feet above them.
‘Course it wasn’t without its issues. Handling security at a de-centralised gig like that one would be an absolute nightmare. But bless his heart, Yeezy knows how to keep the crowd on-side.
Kanye stopped && said security was ruining his whole concert ??????
— CHYENNE … (@_Chyy) August 26, 2016
In the middle of “Blood on the Leaves,” Kanye tells security to let the fans go where they want, Kanye chants break out. THIS IS DOPE! #INDY
— Justin L. Mack (@justinlmack) August 26, 2016
Long live the King.