It was the first destination on his PND Live World Tour. But it wasn’t his only first that night: OVO Sound’s young phenom PartyNextDoor made his first live appearance in Las Vegas to a sold-out crowd. This only increased the hype surrounding Party, who comes off a string of sold-out performances promoting PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO.
Despite his mere 45-minutes of stage time, Party still impressed. He blazed through “Welcome to the Party,” “Right Now,” “Make a Mill,” “Over Here,” and “Break from Toronto” before slowing it down for “TBH.” Meanwhile, fans shouted out lyrics line for line. Party further displayed his prowess by hyping the crowd with stream-of-conscious slow jam “Persian Rugs,” as fans recited: Persian Rugs, but she’s from Nicaragua, thought you was Persian love, are we turning up, or are we wasting time? After a brief DJ interlude of the top 5 hip-hop club tracks, Party closed out the show with “FWU,” “Options,” “Bout it” and his most popular single, “Recognize,” which features his OVO boss Drake. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the OVO chairman was unable to join his protégé for the finale. ★★★✩✩
Photos by Alexander Zayas