CHICAGO — Kanye West came home to Chicago Sunday, bringing his popular Sunday Service with him.
People packed the 30,000-capacity Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island for the Christian-based, non-denominational service, which started at 9 a.m.
West has been playing the popup shows all over the country, often bringing in special guests that are kept secret until the show starts. West’s wife Kim Kardashian said the services are Christian-based, but they don’t follow any specific denomination.
Sunday’s performance was slightly different, since the rapper grew up in the city. Chance the Rapper made an appearance, and the service included a choir and messages of positivity and peace for Chicago’s youth.
Diehard fans showed up before sunrise for the service. Students from Loyola University were first in line, saying they took an early morning train to arrive around 2 a.m. Lines to get in backed up all the way to the Shedd Aquarium.
Free tickets to the service sold out within minutes Saturday after they were made available on Ticketmaster on a first come, first serve basis.
Security was intense at the event, which was live-streamed on 107.5, and made available on YouTube after. Despite the rain, excited fans seemed ready to come together in song and in spirit.