Everything You Missed at Red Bull’s #3DaysinTO
This past weekend, Red Bull brought its world-travelling ‘Days In’ series to Toronto for the first time. From a Step Up-esque dance performance with Majid Jordan to Tory Lanez shooting cash from a Supreme money gun, the 3 Days in Toronto events did not disappoint. Check out the highlights from the back-to-back-to-back concerts below.
Night one took place at Queen St. West’s The Great Hall, and saw OVO sound artists Majid Jordan brought their new music to the stage with an unexpected collaboration. Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman performed alongside a six-piece dance crew choreographed by National Ballet of Canada’s Siphe November. Local R&B starlet Allie warmed up the crowd in the Great Hall’s piano room, alongside up-and-coming pop producer Chris Larocca and DJs Nino Brown and Dre Ngozi. If it sounds like a long night of music, that’s because it was. Thankfully we had red bulls to keep us going.
Toronto jazz experimentalists BADBADNOTGOOD took the prestigious Massey Hall stage on night two of 3 Days in Toronto. This was the biggest Toronto venue they have played, and along with a few friends had the whole crowd with them from the second they took the stage with an extended jazz jam. With the help of Charlotte Day Wilson and River Tiber— and special guest surprises the Thalea String Quartet and American rapper Jay Electronica — BABBABNOTGOOD pulled off a high energy three hour show to 2500 loyal fans.
Night three of #3DaysInTO was not for the faint of heart. Held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Sherbourne Street and hosted by Jazz Cartier, the evening saw Tory Lanez, CMDWN, KILLY, Killa Kels performing some high-energy sets, complete with stage diving, water bottle throwing and rain-making (with a Supreme money gun, no less). For Tory Lanez, the audience was the stage, with most of his set being performed while crowd surfing — at one point, he even climbed up onto a balcony (with the help of the audience, of course), performing a song before perching himself on the edge and leaving a few audience members terrified for his impending jump (one man on the balcony even tried to talk him out of it, to which Tory replied, “I’m good, man.”). He ended up climbing down (and showing off his upper body strength by hanging on with just his right arm), and concluded his set by asking the crowd to put him down so he could say hi to his friends and fam.