Chicago native Kanye West welcomed fans inside Soldier Field on Thursday for a listening party that allowed supporters to hear his newest album “Donda” in a unique setting.
Just under 40,000 fans were allowed inside of Soldier Field, but unlike Lollapalooza and several other large-scale shows, fans didn’t have to show proof of a negative COVID test or proof that they had been vaccinated against the virus.
COVID-19 was the least of anybody’s worries on this night as Kanye shocked the entire stadium when he came out fully engulfed in flames.
In the center of the stadium, West appeared in front of a replica of his South Side childhood home — along with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson.
Manson is facing lawsuits from four women who claim they were sexually assaulted by the rocker while DaBaby is under the spotlight after hateful homophobic comments during a concert last month.
No press was allowed into the event, but the show was live streamed on Apple Music.