Day 2 of the Made in America music festival. More independent and slightly juicier than the first day.
I started with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the main stage. I never heard of Edward Sharpe until this event, but I loved how he interacted with the crowd. He let one fan freestyle rap to one of his songs and asked audience members for stories. Good vibes all around.
I visited Travis Scott next. Now, I haven’t listened to a minute of Travis Scott, but I heard someone claim that he’d rather see Travis than Kanye, which I considered a serious claim. So I stuck around near the back of the crowd, even when Travis insisted that “anyone who’s not here to crowd-surf or rave: get out.”
His fans heeded the encouragement. People started tossing water (?) bottles, flinging themselves on top of the audience, and climbing a scrawny tree awkwardly standing in the middle of the crowd. I thought people were going batshit crazy. Not yet. Continue reading