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Travis Scott Performs Mind-Bending Virtual Concert In The World Of Fortnite

Travis Scott Performs Mind-Bending Virtual Concert In The World Of Fortnite

Despite the fact the much of the world is in lockdown and live music is basically cancelled for the foreseeable, US rapper Travis Scott still managed to put on an explosive performance in the virtual realm of Fortnite.

Yes, to many of us this might seem strange and unusual, but to those who were present, it was a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What's more, it looks as if about 12.3m people watched the show, with more than that tuning in to watch feeds from various streamers on Twitch and YouTube.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games
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As we've learned since the game came out, the folks behind Fortnite like to put on a show.

Whether it is the original rocket launch, a gigantic battle, or a performance by masked EDM superstar Marshmello last year, they like to go big.

This show was no different.

The video game's map had been specially prepared for the action, with huge golden Travis Scott heads decorating the Sweaty Sands beach, and a large black stage sitting in the water.

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Before the show, the players who attended the show decided to kill some time by - well - killing each other. Luckily, the game had foreseen such events and allowed everyone to respawn nearby to where the gig was taking place.

As the show got under way, players could see what appeared to be a large planet floating towards them out of space. Once it arrived, in true Fortnite style, everything exploded and the virtual concert got underway.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

It only lasted for less than 15 minutes, but it saw a huge Travis Scott stalking around the entire island map, with players having to try to follow him, then a selection of visuals evolving with each different song.

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At one stage, everything turned to fire, then Scott turned into a robot. After that, the whole thing seemed to turn into something from the movie Tron.

Basically, it's a decent look into what 'live' performance could start to look like if this quarantine continues on.

Whether you're on board with that or not, everyone who witnessed this breakout Fortnite show seemed to be having a great time.

When the show was finished, after everyone had been underwater for ages, there were psychedelic flourishes aplenty and everyone ended up flying around the planet.

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To get that sort of experience, you'd have had to travel back in time to see The Grateful Dead in the 60s.

Oh, and dropped a load of acid.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

What's more, this is just the start. There are four more concerts to attend - one more today, then three tomorrow.

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According to Epic Games, the 'doors' to those will open 30 minutes before the commencement of the show. However, you'll want to get there in good time because only a certain number of players will get in.

Admittedly, the capacity is thought to be in the millions, so you'll probably be alright.

Featured Image Credit: Epic Games

Topics: Music, US Entertainment, Weird

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]