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Drake performs at Sundance Film Festival for a star-packed crowd

January 23, 2012 |  1:53 pm

Drake hits Sundance

Drake took care of a lot of frost-bitten fans at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, hitting Park City, Utah, for a special performance.

Hundreds packed several floors of the cozy Bing Bar, a.k.a. the Claim Jumper Hotel, waiting for the "I'm on One" hitmaker to roll through Saturday. A blizzard delayed the star, but he showed eventually, rocking one his trademark printed sweaters.

Funnyman Aziz Ansari served as his opening act, assuaging the crowd with some material about his fears of marriage and growing up (he's on the verge of 30), but the crowd demanded Drake — and they got about 45 minutes worth.

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Feeding shots to eager fans, the rapper belted tracks from his album "Take Care," including the song "Crew Love" for the first time live. Celeb admirers included Quincy Jones, Ryan Kwanten, "The Bachelor" Ben Flajnik, Will Forte, Aubrey Plaza and Aaron Paul.  


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— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Drake sheds his winter coat for a star-packed crowd at Bing Bar. Credit: WireImage