Drake, who is known to be a huge UK Basketball fan, took the stage at Rupp Arena for the first time, having been there a few times for basketball games in the past. With an explosive set with surprise guests and a huge stage with a barrage of lights, Drake’s first headlining arena tour is sure to put him even more on the map than he already is.
Unlike all of his opening acts who allowed shooting from the pit, photographers had to shoot Drake from the soundboard. I came prepared with a 400mm lens, monopod, and stool to try to get above the hands of the crowd. Challenges aside, Drake is very expressive, so with a 400mm that got me in pretty tight, his emotion helped create some great shots.