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Trippie Redd, Iann Dior, & SoFaygo: Everything You Missed At Trip At Knight

September 15, 2021

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Trippie Redd, 8/25, Photo By: Casey McCabe

The first concert to take place after the release of Trippie Redd’s highly anticipated album, Trip At Knight, the show on August 25th at the Armory, in Downtown Minneapolis, was an experience from start to finish. The tour features K Suave, iann dior, and SoFaygo, the latter of which appears on the project with the popular track “MP5.” With a capacity of 8,400 people, Trippie and friends performed to an estimated 6,000 people at the Armory that night. However the closer you got to the stage it felt like a few hundred people had suddenly joined the performance. First to take the stage was K Suave who performed “2:32 am” as well as other singles off of his most recent project Thot Slayer 2. Without personally listening to much of K Suave’s music with the exception of “Trippple H” and “Sexually Active” both featuring tour-mate Trippie Redd, I found his performance underwhelming. However as the first to grace the stage, K Suave did a good job of energizing the crowd with only a handful of tracks.

SoFaygo, Trip at Knight Tour, The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
SoFaygo, 8/25, Photo By: Casey McCabe

Following K Suave, SoFaygo took to the stage performing “Off The Map,” as well as some of his other more well known songs. “Twenty, fifty, hundred, yeah, it ain’t nothing to get his scalp pushed back,” screamed the crowd in unison accompanying the MC. With an electrifying performance SoFaygo took the show up a notch and prepared concert goers for the night ahead. With doors at 5:30pm, and an official start time of 7pm, SoFaygo’s set lasted until almost 8pm.

With a name big enough to draw a crowd on his own, iann dior was perhaps my favorite performer of the evening. Taking fans through his extensive discography, dior played hits ranging from the beginning of his career to his most recent single at the time, “shots in the dark” featuring tour-mate Trippie Redd. dior pulled out the classics returning to fan favorites like “emotions” from his debut album, and his 2019 smash hit “gone girl.”

iann dior, Trip at Knight Tour, The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
iann dior, 8/25 Photo By: Casey McCabe

“I fell in love, same time that you’re fallin’ apart, I should’ve known, thought I saw a sign in the stars,” screamed fans in unison with the 22-year-old singer. As iann dior left the stage the crowd began to surge and sway violently. This only intensified as the lights cut to black, and then to a bloody red, as Trippie Redd took the stage.

I fell in love, same time that you’re fallin’ apart, I should’ve known, thought I saw a sign in the stars”

— iann dior

Breaking tradition since the last time I had seen him, Trippie performed a cut from his new album rather than “Dark Knight Dummo” to get the show started. With an evident electronic influence and heavy use of synthesizers Trip At Knight was an album that was intended to be experienced live. From the introductory track “Molly Hearts,” to my personal favorite, “Finish Line” Trip At Knight kept the crowd moving from start to finish.

In addition to the unique and cohesive electronic style of production, Trip At Knight also features some outrageous bars like “she put her own molly in her water, n***a I ain’t Rick Ross,” on the track “Molly Hearts.” The project also features some highly anticipated cuts featuring the late XXXTENTACION and Juice WRLD on the songs “Danny Phantom,” and “Matt Hardy 999” respectively.

she put her own molly in her water, n***a I ain’t Rick Ross”

— Trippie Redd

In addition to Juice and X, the project also features appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Playboi Carti, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Durk, Polo G, Babyface Ray, Icewear Vezzo, Sada Baby, and tour-mate SoFaygo. Appearing on track number 2, SoFaygo ran out on to stage to perform his verse on “MP5.” “Pressure don’t matter, like how could you fold n***a,” screamed the crowd in unison. “Yeah shorty a demon, a real soul switcher.”

Yeah shorty a demon, a real soul switcher”

— SoFaygo

Although Trippie predominantly performed tracks from his newest project, he also treated fans to classics like “Taking A Walk,” “Topanga,” and “F**k Love” featuring the late XXXTENTACION. Every single time I have seen Trippie Redd perform he has played this song, which to me stands as a true testament to his relationship with X. Although much of his setlist this time around was different, that song still played after four years and will undoubtedly continue to be performed live for years to come. With over a billion streams on Spotify alone, “F**k Love” is one of those songs that makes the audience stop, stand still, and sing along. Everyone knows the words. With upcoming tour dates through October 6th, I highly recommend seeing the Trip At Knight Tour for yourself. With a high level of energy and classic offerings that everyone knows and loves, the Trip At Knight Tour is a back to school essential that can not be recommended enough. Tickets are still available for the remainder of the tour here.

iann dior, Video By: Casey McCabe

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