Last weekend, I spent Labor Day vibing at the 3rd Annual Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia. This was my second year in attendance and just when I thought nothing could beat last year's headliners, Kanye and Kings of Leon, this year blew it out of the park. Here are a few of my most memorable moments from the festival and city of Philadelphia.
ONE. The Weeknd.
I was pretty excited because I had never seen The Weeknd live and I had no idea what to expect. His set ended up being my favorite part of the whole festival which is saying a lot because Beyonce was the night before. He did all of the hits, hit all of the notes and didn't miss a beat.
I have this rule about festivals that I refuse to stand in the pit anymore because people don;t know how to act at concerts. So that being said we stood in the back and it was the best idea because we had a straight shot of him and the giant screen. It really doesn't matter where we stood because I will never be able to see at a concert anyways. Here are a few ~videos~ of the performance from my phone and/or snapchat.
TWO. The Queen.
It was my first time seeing Beyonce also it really was everything I hoped it would be. Even though I could hardly see her, I felt her presence and caught a few glimpses of her 6 different outfit changes. I captured a few shaky vids of my favorite moments.
THREE. The Food.
We're super basic and touristy so we Yelped the best Cheesesteaks closest to our hotel and ended up at Steve's King of Steaks. I was V V happy with our decision. It was awesome and their cheese fries were perfect.
FOUR. The City.
I was in Philly for the festival last year, but this time around we opted to stay in the middle of the city. I'm so glad we did because it was the coolest area and I had such a great time just walked down the street. There's really something to see on every block, like amazing architecture and super cool art.
FIVE. Donda House
On day 1 of the festival, we hung out at the Cause Village and talked to the amazing people at Donda's House. I "shared my truth" with them and said people should always stay true to themselves for their #DHShareYourTruth instagram campaign.
There was so much more amazing music that I didn't even talk about but to name a few:
J Cole, Big Sean, Future, Nick Jonas, Fabolous, Action Bronson, Meek Mill (also Nicki Minaj made an appearance but I'm not going to talk about it because I still haven't forgiven Meek for what he said about Drake and I'll save that for another time.
Anyways, Big Sean and J Cole were really good and Nick Jonas actually killed it also. I'm kind of indifferent towards Future but his set was really good too.
Festivals are prime people watching territory. There was no age limit so we got to hang out with about 20,000 drunk high schoolers. Nothing says Happy Labor Day like being carried out on a stretcher at 2pm. One girl was wearing a Beyonce shirt, I know she was so mad the next day. Also the things people thing are cool to wear to festivals is v interesting to observe. Like who wears heels? no judgement. but who wears heels?
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