The stage was too small to hold the act in a literal sense. Duckwrth’s stage set up is elaborate for someone on their first headlining tour. Two brightly iridescent LED screens set symmetrically on stage surrounded a 3 dimensional neon box that Duckwrth lived in for the set (mainly because there wasn’t room to leave the box). DJ Anthony Dragons, who added amazing comedic banter throughout the set, and bassist Aneesa Strings, whose backing vocals and thumping basslines were a perfect compliment throughout the night, were nearly hidden if you weren’t at the right angle.
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That didn’t stop Duckwrth from putting on a spectacularly energetic performance. You could tell he felt confined, as though he might kick a wall down to make more room for himself, but it added to the frenetic energy of his set. They were taking fans on a trip down memory lane to his first release, Nowhere, by the second song almost to test the crowd’s knowledge and they passed with flying colors. Every joint Duck picked from his catalogue was complimented with clips from the music video or a correlating color scheme on the screens, and further blessed by the crowd chorus singing every word.