I could not have picked a better first ever music festival to go to (besides Outside Lands 2014 which had Kanye, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, etc…)
With patched up second degree burns on my hands and very little sleep, I powered my way through downtown Las Vegas with every inch and nerve in my body filled with excitement and euphoria. Here’s a little look inside my experience of dying and going to heaven:
Nestled in the heart of downtown LV, the buildings and streets consisted of retro art and some rustic and minimalistic aesthetics. The walls of some buildings had murals painted on and colored lights that lit the walls at night! The bars, shopping tents and stands all had their own unique aesthetic as well. Each and every just as different and diverse as the last. Not to mention, they had a great indoor art exhibit with excellent coffee!
SHOPS AND MERCHANDISE
I also loved the little pop shops in their marketplace! They had an array of vintage shops where graphic tees and bags were sold, flower crown and henna stations, tarot card readings, organic body care vendors and crystal jewelry vendors!
-Performers: Who I Saw and When-
- Bill Nye (Who talked about women’s rights and climate change which was a GREAT WAY TO OPEN THE FESTIVAL)
- 2 Chainz (who surprisingly came out and performed in a wheelchair because he broke his leg)
- Two Door Cinema Club
- Chance the Rapper
I literally shoved my way to the very front and stood and waited through all these performances at the main stage mainly for Lorde and Chance for 6 HOURS. But, my GOD, every minute was worth it even if my feet didn’t think so)
- Schoolboy Q (LIT AF)
- Cage the Elephant (I have never seen a more insane lead singer who stripped down to his underwear and performed the rest of the concert …in just his underwear, but this is one of my favorite bands so more power to them)
- Capital Cities
- Wiz Khalifa (pretty cool that he had giant blow-up blunts surfing through the crowd, but was honestly my least favorite performance)
- Kyle (surprisingly lit)
- The XX (AMAZINGLY TALENTED AND SOUNDED EVEN BETTER LIVE)
- Vince Staples
- The Gorillaz
What I Recommend
I recommend wearing comfy shoes since the chance to sit is rare if you’re trying to wait for your favorite artists to perform. My feet actually hate me. I also recommend bringing a camelback or water bag since you’ll be doing a lot of walking and standing for long periods of time! I also recommend bringing hand sanitizer (if it’s permitted). Other than that, Cheers to the next festival!
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