Thousands of Ryerson and George Brown students pack Week of Welcome concert
A surprise appearance by Toronto hip-hop sensation Drake who joined Atlanta’s Future lit up a crowd of thousands of George Brown and Ryerson students at the frosh concert at Ryerson campus. Drake had been rumoured to be playing the concert for the the past week but after being spotted at the US Open in NYC on Friday afternoon cheering on Serena Williams it was unclear if he was going to make an appearance. The reaction of students at the concert was tremendous when Drake walked out on to the stage and performed some of his hits like “Energy” and “Back to Back.”
You don’t understand how live the crowd got when Drake came out #rsuwow15
— karen (@whadupkarebear) September 12, 2015
— brianne (@brielmullen) September 12, 2015
R&B singer Miguel was supposed to play but canceled at the last minute with no explanation of why.
“It’s shitty that he didn’t show, we were really looking forward to having him and I know many students were too,” said Cormac McGee, the RSU’s vice president education, in a text message to The Eyeopener.
EDM stars Zeds Dead got the crowd warmed-up with a set of dance-friendly beats and mixes.
The concert was co-hosted by the Ryerson Students Union and the Student Association of George Brown College.
Despite the large crowd there was little trouble at the concert though there was a report of one fight and a few people were treated by EMS on site for illness.
Earlier in the evening Toronto police arrested three people near Church and Dundas streets also seizing a firearm. There is no indication that this was related to the concert.
Police have taken 3 persons into custody and recovered a firearm in the area of Church Street and Dundas Street East. <kg
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) September 11, 2015
With files from The Eyeopener.