Drake Hit by Phone Onstage During ‘It’s All a Blur’ Tour Opening Night
Unforgettable Opening Night
What comes to mind when you think of a concert? You expect the lights, the crowd, the energy threading strongly throughout the venue. You can sense the anticipation building as the stage gets set for the performer and then there’s that unparalleled surge of energy as the star of the night steps into view. Now, imagine all this but with an unexpected turn of events – like a phone hitting the performer during the show.
That’s exactly what happened on the opening night of Drake’s ‘It’s All A Blur’ tour. What should have been another regular tour kickoff rapidly turned into an unprecedented event that will undoubtedly be remembered. At the height of the performance, a concert-goer threw a phone at Drake while he was onstage, momentarily pausing the show.
The incident has sparked discussion about fan behavior at concerts. From throwing bras and underwear to sometimes more dangerous objects, projectiles from fans can potentially harm artists onstage. Here we will dive into the event, discuss similar incidents in history and how these moments could impact future performances.
To illustrate, let’s examine the incident further. After performing a few hit songs, Drake was hit by a phone thrown from somewhere in the audience. The rapper, taken aback, stopped his performance briefly before picking up the phone and jokingly saying, “If you’re gonna text your mom, tell her I love her”. The crowd erupted with laughter and applause, appreciating the humor the star used to diffuse the tense moment.
- Drake started his ‘It’s All a Blur’ tour with high energy and amazing performances
- A spectator threw a phone at Drake mid-performance
- Drake used humor to diffuse a potentially disruptive situation
- The crowd responded positively to Drake’s reaction
- This incident demonstrates some of the unpredictable dynamics of live performances
- There is an ongoing conversation about how fan behavior can impact the safety and flow of concerts
This isn’t the first time we’ve witnessed unexpected moments like this at a concert. Artists have had various objects thrown at them, interrupting their performances, causing potential harm and raising concerns about artist safety on stage. We might consider these incidents isolated but they reflect a trend in disrespect towards performers and steer the conversation into a serious direction.
Historical instances include those experienced by Justin Bieber who was pelted with a water bottle during a concert or Harry Styles nearly getting hit by a can on stage. Such events bring to light the bigger issue of audience behavior and control during live performances. While some might argue that celebrities must be accustomed to ‘everything’, it’s essential that we clarify: being a singer doesn’t equate being a target.
One such incident occurred in 2013 when Justin Bieber was performing in Brazil. Midway through the show, a water bottle came flying from the audience, hitting him and forcing him to stop the performance briefly.
- Incidents of fans throwing things at artists are not new
- Artists such as Justin Bieber and Harry Styles have previously had objects thrown at them onstage
- These incidents create momentary interruptions in the concert
- They also raise serious questions about performer safety
- Some argue that celebrities should be prepared for anything during a performance
- However, there needs to be a rethinking of what constitutes respectful audience behavior
The Impact on Performers
Think about it – you’re standing on stage, relishing the spotlight, absorbing the crowd’s energy and in that instant, something hits you. It’s shocking, yes – but as a performer, it goes beyond the initial bewilderment. Your flow gets interrupted, your safety is in question and also there’s this underlying feeling of disrespect that casts a shadow on the entire experience.
From a professional standpoint, these incidents can be incredibly derailing. Performers are human, after all. They’re not immune to surprise attacks, mentally or physically. And while audience excitement is an integral part of a concert, its mere presence doesn’t justify any form of aggression towards the artist.
In 2017, Enrique Iglesias was performing to a massive crowd when he reached out to grab a drone that was being used to film the concert experience. The drone sliced his hand and despite bleeding profusely, Enrique chose to continue with the performance.
- Being hit by objects during performances can be incredibly derailing for artists
- These incidents interrupt the flow of the show and put the performer’s safety at risk
- The sense of disrespect associated with such acts can cast a negative shadow on the entire experience
- Excitement from the audience does not justify any form of negative behavior towards the performers
- Artists often choose to continue their performances despite such disturbances
- This dedication reflects their love for music and commitment to their fans, but it’s a reality we need to reassess
|Event Description||Reaction of Artist||Impact on Performances||Audience Behavior|
|Phone thrown at Drake during his ‘It’s All A Blur’ tour||Used humor to diffuse the situation||Interrupted performance||Demonstrates uncontrollable dynamics|
|Water bottle and can thrown at Justin Bieber and Harry Styles respectively during separate concerts||Both artists chose to continue their performances||Highlighted concerns of performer safety||Starts conversation on audience control and respect towards performers|
|Enrique Iglesias sliced hand while grasping a drone in concert||Chose to continue with the concert despite injury||Raised concerns for artist safety during live performances||Questions the use of devices like drones in close proximity to artists|
In closing, it’s essential that we respect the integrity of the performers and their safety. Concerts provide an intimate setting for fans to connect with their favorite artists. Nevertheless, this privilege should be exercised with respect, avoiding behavior that could potentially disrupt the show or put the performing artists at risk.
Artists like Drake, Justin Bieber, and Enrique Iglesias have shown true professionalism by continuing their shows despite these instances. It’s undoubtedly part of what makes them great performers. However, it’s a fact underlined with importance: being a good fan includes showing respect for the artists’ personal space and overall welfare.
Maintaining the Magic of Live Music
Upbeat music, twinkling lights, the palpable energy – they’re all signature aspects of a live concert experience. But also there are dedicated artists standing on-stage, living every beat, lyric and cheer. It’s a surreal harmony that makes every show memorable.
In such an environment, safety and respect for performers should be paramount. From boiling down to respecting boundaries, to understanding the performer’s space, it’s about more than just enjoying the music. Being considerate fans keep the magic of live music alive without causing unnecessary harm or disruptions.
So next time you’re at a concert, remember to cheer, sing along, and stay safe. Don’t skew in favor of behaviors that can disrupt the unforgettable connection formed between the artist and the audience. Stay in the moment, bask in the ambiance and carve out memories that are respectful not only to you but also to those who weave that experience for you – the artists.