5 moments that #FilledUpTheDome
Cassper Nyovest (Instagram)
Johannesburg- It was billed as one of the biggest nights in SA music history: the night rapper Cassper Nyovest was set to fulfill his crazy and ambitious plan to fill the TicketPro Dome.
Well, after a three hour set packed full of features and world class production, he did it. Cassper made history.
Has there ever been a show like this before? Will there be one like it again?
We are not sure, but here's five magic moments that made sure #FillUpTheDome will never be forgotten:
1. Minister Fikile Mbalula playing MC
Dressed in a glitzy white suit, everyone's favourite minister made a surprise appearance to do a little MC work at the Dome. When he appeared on stage, it was to an entrance normally reserved for superstars and a world famous musicians. In other words, the crowd went wild.
2. Cassper introduces us to our new favourite dance
Cooking in the kitchen dance! Remember the name. Not only did Cassper give eager fans their first listen to his collaboration with The Game (more on that here), he also taught us a handy dance to go with the song. If you're looking for us we'll be in our room, in front of the mirror, practicing our new favourite dance move.
3. Black Coffee x Cassper Nyovest
When Black Coffee appeared on the Dome's stage the crowd could hardly contain themselves. And when the DJ joined Cassper in a small dance-off, it's safe to say there might have been a few people passing out from excitement and disbelief. Two of the biggest artists in Mzansi at the moment, together on one stage may very well be the closest thing we have to a rockstar moment.
4. Cassper in a rising box
Then again, it doesn't really get any more rockstar than the golden boy finishing his three hour set by appearing in a rising box, surrounded by overhead lights. It had shades of Kanye West's iconic headline set at Glastonbury earlier this year, but just a little more awesome!
5. Doc Shebeleza still rules
There's something special about hearing the crowd chant Doc Shebeleza every time there was more than five seconds of silence. It was hard to believe that a crowd already so energised could electrify the air and make the Dome reverberate with the lyrics several times until finally, while up in the box, Cassper obliged and launched probably the most amazing performance of Doc Shebeleza yet. It was well worth the wait!
"You made this happen'" Cassper gushed at the start of his set. We, the fans, did and you better believe we'll do it again when he #FillsUpTheStadium in Orlando next year.