I loved the atmosphere of the festival. There were so many different types of people in attendance. Many attenders dressed in Red, White, and Blue hence the festival being called ‘Made in America’. There were three different stages and each act took a different stage, for instance if Kendrick Lamar performed on Stage A at 3:30 then Miguel would perform on stage B at 4:15. The festival could use better exit systems and flow patterns for the crowd because it got a little crazy …. we almost got caught in a mob of angry people going to see Miguel but besides that I had an AWESOME time.
Solange – I really enjoyed Solange’s performance, she puts on a great show and it’s something about her that exudes happiness and makes you dance along to her renditions even if you don’t know the words.
The same goes for Kendrick Lamar, he did his set with TDE (Ab-Soul, School Boy Q, and Jay Rock) . I’ve had the opportunity to see him perform twice (once in 2011 and here at MIA) while both times were great … I definitely noticed that he has gained a new level of confidence that DEMANDS the crowds attention. He was just (deep sigh) AMAZING! I’m thinking of going to the Rock the Bells festival here in DC just to see him perform again & because it’s around my b-day.
Of course BEYONCE … she did her THING but that’s to be expected she always puts on an awesome show!! She’s AMAZE BALLS!!
My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves and all of the performers did an amazing job. We paid $160 for a two day festival, which is AWESOME in my opinion. We got to see so many artists and be exposed to artists that I’m not so familiar with. But the most fun part was vibing with the different people there, it was a GREAT GREAT EXPERIENCE and I would so go again. My only regret was not purchasing the tickets earlier (in April or May there was an early bird special and tickets were around $100 for BOTH days) if I attend MIA again I will DEF take advantage of the special.