Night one of the ComplexCon performances on the ComplexCon arena stage, made possible by Smirnoff, are in the books, and it couldn't have gone any better. The evening featured performances from Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Skrillex, and Virgil Abloh.
There were plenty of special moments, from Travis running through songs from his new Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album to Cudi returning to the stage after a recent stay in rehab to help with his ongoing depression. Overall, the night felt like a complete celebration of Cudi, with both Travis and Pharrell joining him during his set. In addition to making the main stage happen, Smirnoff also set up an exclusive Copper Room in the arena where they were serving Moscow Mules the entire night.
Virgil and Skrillex also brought a turnt up experience to the evening, sending the sold-out crowd into a frenzy with every drop from the DJ booth. Skrillex brought things to the next level by actually spinning while standing in a custom spaceship on the stage.
Travis amazed fans with his latest banger "Goosebumps" and other hits, such as "Antidote" and "3500." Soon after, he turned the stage over to Kid Cudi, who not only ran through his classics, but interacted with the crowd in a way we haven't seen in years. Cudi ended up autographing a number of things during the actual show and even accepted a piece of art from a fan before leaving the stage.
Of course, the main event was Cudi being joined by Travis to perform "Way Back" and "Through the Late Night" for the first time ever before Pharrell joined the party to do "Surfin'." Even more exciting, Cudi hinted that he and Travis had some work to do later tonight, which hopefully means more new music. As we know, Cudi is slated to drop an album this year, but the timing remains a mystery.
Overall, night one of the ComplexCon main stage performances was a tremendous success and things will only get better tomorrow night when Migos, 2 Chainz, and Snoop Dogg headline night two. Stay tuned for more on our inaugural event and be sure to check out everything related to ComplexCon right here.