19.06.2017

La Flame On Film

This is what people wore to the Travis Scott show on Thursday night

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By James Nash

Travis Scott, also known as La Flame and Cactus Jack by his fans, has become notorious for his live shows. At an NYC show in May, a fan jumped from the third story balcony and broke his leg in an attempt to crowd-surf. In the same month, at another show in Arkansas, Travis was charged with inciting a riot. This charge led many fans to fear he wouldn’t make it to South Africa for his performance.

But he did.

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travis-scott-concert-street-style

The performance was set to be the night's highlight, but there was plenty else to look forward to. Riky Rick did a high-energy surprise show that set the tone for the evening. Decked out in a full Gucci outfit with a pair of Raf Simons Ozweegos on foot it was easy to see why he’s considered among the best dressed in the nation.

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travis-scott-concert-street-style

Not to leave them uncredited, Jozi came out in full force. Kappa and adidas were the stars of the night, with tracksuits from both brands being the choice of attire for many of the fans. Nike Air Force 1s were seen on foot at just about every turn, although a special shout-out has to go to the pair of Acronym Air Force 1s, an incredibly sought-after shoe that never made it to South African shores. Supreme and Palace gear was also spotted, albeit far more rarely.

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travis-scott-concert-street-style

Athletic looks seemed to be at the forefront of everyone’s aesthetic that night, with a couple of especially daring motorcycle racing inspired outfits. Bomber jackets, everyone’s favourite staple, were abound in just about every colourway imaginable. Metallic sheens and reflective gear were also a strong look, even if only adorned upon a handful. Plaid pants were also a favourite of the fans, with more than a couple pairs seen. On the whole, Jozi showed why they deserved to be the country’s fashion capital.

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travis-scott-concert-street-style

Cassper’s performance was next, and he absolutely turned the crowd all the way up, premiering some brand new songs as well as some classics. In a full orange outfit, he proved that it really is the strongest colour of 2017.

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travis-scott-concert-street-style

Bryson Tiller was the first of the two internationals to go on, and his trap soul vocals had just about everyone swooning.

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However, we were there for one reason: La Flame himself. The stage lights dimmed from a cold blue to a dark, ominous red. Trees were wheeled out onto the stage with massive birdcages hanging from them. The crowd chanted Travis’ name over and over.


Then he appeared.


Not one to waste time he went straight into his performance, which included a perfect selection of his songs. 'Goosebumps', 'Pick Up The Phone', 'Butterfly Effect', and more were all among them.

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His energy was indomitable, the kind of raw expression that is hardly seen, even among modern performers. A lucky fan jumped onto the stage and just as he was about to be accosted by security, Travis stopped them and gave his fan a moment before letting him dive right off into the crowd.


In the end, no words could do the experience justice, but using a film camera we hoped to capture more of the raw energy that was omnipresent at the performance.

The only thing I’ll leave you with is this: it was lit at the night show.

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