If the queue goes at night petrol station 100m in the Roundhouse in London, you then normally know whoever is appearing is demand.
The queue to the headline act at Wednesday’s Apple Music Festival gig was definitely on the websites for among the gas pumps.
The Weeknd is often a man of few words with not much crowd chat between songs. Check The hills sheet music.
So who needs banter?
Every time I visit the UK you show me a lot love
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, delighted the viewers, switching from Losers (from his current album Beauty Behind the Madness) to covers of Beyonce’s Drunk In Love and Drake’s Crew Love.
We spotted singer Conor Maynard getting down to Can’t Feel My Face and also a stripped-back version of Earned It.
For those that don’t know, The Weeknd has become releasing critically acclaimed music since 2010 and was helped to stardom via his fellow Toronto native, Drake.
He’s released several mixtapes and collectively called them Balloons Trilogy that has been downloaded over eight million times by 2012.
In 2013, The Weeknd was named from the BBC’s Sound Of longlist; 4 seasons HAIM won.
Drake isn’t his only musical friend, Katy Perry, Florence Welch of Florence plus the Machine, Beyonce, are amongst his fans.
He cites R Kelly, Prince and obviously Michael Jackson as his inspirations and also rapped before we knew of his extensive vocal range.
“Every time I arrived at the UK you show me a whole lot love,” he told fans, asking with the stage lights for being switched off so it will be more “intimate”.
At his request, the competition raised lighters and cell phones while he ended his set while using track, Wicked Games, from his first EP.