Fetty Wap brought his Wayne Out tour to the Algonquin Commons Theatre on Sept. 19, alongside the Remy Boyz Wonder, to promote his newest album, Bruce Wayne.
The over three-hour show was jam-packed with 8 artists making up the nights line-up. A veritable rogues’ gallery of special guest performers with Ajax, Ont. rapper Peter Jackson at top billing.
Tasked with the night’s first performance was Ottawa-based rapper RunAway Randy Freeman, winner of HipHopCanada’s “Song of the Day” award last September for the drug ballad Must Be Working.
Performing after Freeman was former Algonquin College student and current bucket-hat white-boy rapper BLikeBrett, performing singles off of his debut EP Alive Again.
Following BLikeBrett, Toronto rapper Nue was last to perform before the night’s headliners took the stage. Unfortunately for Nue, the audiences energy levels had begun to noticeably wane, and all three performers had become increasingly concerned and annoyed by the lack of audience enthusiasm.
To his credit, however, Nue managed to keep the audience on life support with energetic performances from his latest EP PAPER, three costume changes – from a hoodie, to a t-shirt, to shirtless – and an unwavering commitment to take a selfie with every single cellphone outstretched towards him from the screaming college girls in the front row.
Finally, just after 9:30 p.m. Peter Jackson took the stage in a purple and orange nylon windbreaker with matching shorts and sneakers, wearing a gold medallion and sipping rosé out of a strawberry-garnished wine glass. However, even though the headliners had begun to take the stage, by no means was the show out of special guests. Ottawa’s Chrissy Spratt also joined Jackson on stage to perform her feature on his new single Vacation.
At long last, just after 10 p.m., Fetty Wap took to the stage. Fortunately, any fears of a less than excited crowd were dispersed the moment Fetty Wap appeared from stage right.
For the next hour, Fetty had the entire ACT on its feet, including all the way up in the balcony, dancing and rapping along to the songs they had come to see. With a nice mix of Fetty’s older hits and some singles off of his new album, for one night only, the ATC became the Fetty Wayne Trap-Cave.