Boston Drake Fan’s Big Bra Steals the Show at TD Garden
Drake's Boston takeover was a huge success as thousands gathered at TD Garden to see the international superstar perform.
Drake took the stage July 11 for the first of two nights and the club was most certainly "going up on a Tuesday."
The sold-out It's All a Blur tour featuring the Canadian Drake and Atlanta-based rappers kicked brought a line of fans that wrapped around the Garden.
Drizzy kicked off his set at 9 p.m. sharp and the crowd erupted the moment he entered the arena. From the pit to the rafters, the bright lights from phones recording his every move lit up the venue as Drake made his way toward the stage.
"Marvin's Room" kicked off the setlist for the night, but it wasn't until halfway into the performance, just shy of 10, that something caught Drake's attention. A fan tossed her bra on stage. Drake, no stranger to having bras thrown at him on stage elsewhere, then examined the undergarment.
First, he spun it around, then read to the crowd the tag on the bra, saying "It's a 36DD."
The crowd went wild.
Drake casually tossed the bra over his shoulder, took a lap around the stage with it like it was a championship belt and eventually tossed the bra back into the crowd.
Growing up, I saw this kind of thing happen to rockstars and boy bands all the time. It was a compliment to the artist, a signal they'd made the big time and were appreciated. But things have escalated.
Throwing things at performers seems to be on the rise lately and many artists are at the receiving end of gifts worse than a large bra. Harry Styles had a chicken nugget thrown at him. Bebe Rexha had a phone thrown at her face resulting in a black eye. Ava Max was slapped by a "fan" on stage. Country singer Kelsea Ballerini had a bracelet tossed at her face, Pink was skeeved out after someone's mother's ashes made their way onto the stage. It goes on and on.
Even Drake had a phone thrown at him in Chicago during the opening night of his tour.
The bra toss in Boston certainly made for an entertaining moment, and certainly, a bra is not as likely to hurt a performer as, say, a phone or a bottle, but maybe it's time to cool it.
Can we leave artists alone and let them do their thing? This shouldn't be too difficult.