Life is hectic for Travis Scott these days—a trip to the Grammys, a Super Bowl halftime performance and his daughter’s first birthday, all in the span of a few weeks. On top of that, after a month-long break from touring, he’s back out on the road for leg two of the Astroworld tour. On the second stop of the 28-show expansion, La Flame brought his contagious energy back to the Moda Center. Once again joining the tour was Travis Scott’s mentee, Sheck Wes. Sheck kicked off the night with his boisterous stage presence and a performance of the Billboard Hot 100 charting single, “Mo Bamba.”
After the 40-minute set concluded, the sold-out crowd grew anxious waiting for the arrival of one of the hottest recording artists on the planet. As the video intro came to an end and the beat of “Stargazing” started to blare, Travis Scott alerted the crowd he was behind them at the B-stage. A loud pop of fireworks synchronized with Scott being propelled into the air from beneath the stage as the beat dropped. Travis Scott sure knows how to make an entrance.
For an artist whose live performances seem to fit best in venues where everyone can be in the mosh, the Astroworld tour stage production makes this show special from any seat in the house. The tour comes equipped with two rideable roller coasters, one high above the crowd, not to mention pyrotechnics, CO2 cannons and lasers on almost every beat drop, Scott is able to let the entire arena feel his energy.
Travis Scott made the night an extra special experience for several in attendance, allowing them to ride both roller coasters as he performed. At the beginning of the set, a fan tried rushing the stage. Unfortunately for him, he was caught by security and dragged almost out of Scott’s sight. Suddenly, Scott yelled to the security guards to stop and bring him back. The fan was brought on stage and they raged on; the fan dove off into the crowd as the beat to “Mamacita” dropped. Later in the set, as the enormous roller coaster above the crowd was being prepped, Scott jumped off stage and scaled the lower bowl seating to grab a fan to ride with him as he rattled off “Can’t Say” and “Antidote.”
Once again, Travis Scott showed lots of love to the city—he pointed out his Portland tattoo on his hand, and once again, he included his feature on Drake’s hit “Portland” in his setlist. Scott closed out the night with the twice Grammy-nominated single, “Sicko Mode.” This second appearance in Portland made it easy to see why Travis Scott has had this incredible run.