By Robyn Collins
Kanye West has raised himself above the crowd again, but this time it was literal. Thursday night (August 25), the rapper kicked off his Saint Pablo tour at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and astounded fans by delivering his set from a floating stage.
The lighted platform hung above the crowd on the arena floor. While other acts like Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift have found ways to go out into and over the crowd, West’s magic carpet ride appears to be the first time an act has spent an entire show suspended in air, reports Billboard.
According to WTHR, fans waiting through a 90-minute delay to get inside. But once in the arena, they new something was different.
West was tethered to the stage, which was dragged around the arena with a pulley system. During “Blood on the Leaves” a fan tried to grab the stage and West was forced to temporarily stop the show.
The 32-song set focused mostly on ‘Ye’s recent album The Life of Pablo, but also featured such classics as “Black Skinhead,” “Power,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Flashing Lights” and “Good Life.”
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