Governors Ball 2015: Drake

Drake didn’t have a band, but the feverish audience at Governors Ball played along like they were onstage with the multiplatinum rapper Friday night. Drake headlined the first night of the three-day festival on Randall’s Island in New York City, working the stage from left to right as he ran through his catalog of hits, from “Started From the Bottom” to “The Motto” to “Know Yourself,” the anthemic song from his latest album, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” During the track, a fan jumped onstage and danced at the edge of it, but was quickly pulled away by security, according to newsday.com.
Drake was just energetic and excited during his 75-minute performance, which featured his music playing in the background instead of a live band. He jumped around in super slim black pants and a neon hoodie almost as bright as the fireworks that burst near the end of his set. He owned the crowd, dotted with signs that ranged from Drake’s recent album cover to an elementary school photo of the 28-year-old performer. Some women stood on top of the neck of friends to get a better view of Drake in the packed crowd; guys did, too, standing on top of their friends and singing along excitedly to “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, reported newsday.com.
The energetic nights shows also included performances from Charli XCX, St. Vincent, Chromeo and Florence + the Machine, whose lead singer made her return to a festival after breaking her foot in April at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, according to Hollywood Life.
“He may not have headlined as many fests as fellow rappers Kanye West or Jay Z, but the Canadian rhymer proved he’s got top-billing festival power,” stated Eric Renner Brown, writer at Entertainment Weekly.