An artist discovery took place for many in the crowd of the Aggie Theatre on Dec. 8, 2017. Atmosphere was still backstage, so who was captivating the crowd? It was one of the opening acts, deM atlaS. He did mid-air splits and many other tricks. DeM atlaS was not all theatrics, his music had meaning, a beat and passion encapsulated the young rapper’s face. Reigning from St. Paul, Minn, his fervor commands the stage. He is born entertainer.
Dem atlaS executing the mid-air spilts.
A circle of blue light surrounds deM atlaS as he sings.
The crowd put up their arms in appreciation of deM atlaS’ performance.
DeM atlaS blast his rap into the microphone.
DeM atlaS twirling his American flag scarf.
DeM atlaS pauses as he looks into the crowd.
DeM atlaS holding his American flag scarf.
DeM atlaS gazes into the crowd.
DeM atlaS raps intensely.
DeM atlaS engaging the crowd.
DeM atlaS stares into the distance as he dances.
DeM atlaS finishing his opening act.
DeM atlaS joins Atmosphere on stage to perform a song together.
All photos taken by Eric Forbes on Dec. 9, 2017 at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, Colo.