Despite the hot weather, the fans of this star studded event arrived by the masses, equipped in an array of snapbacks, crop tops and an infectious eagerness to enjoy a night full of good performances, good vibes and most importantly good music.
After his set, we caught up with Mack Wilds, also known as Tristian Wilds, and spoke to him about touring, new music, and upcoming collaborations.
We also ran into Houston’s own Trae tha Truth, who came to support!
Sage the Gemini was spotted relaxing backstage after his set with IAMSU!
Both on the lawn and in the seats, the audience was lively and completely absorbed by every song that was performed. In this concert, there was a little bit of rap for everyone as Mack Wilds, Ty Dolla Sign, Rich Homie Quan and Young Jeezy took to stage and provided a wide array of new hip-hop jams as well as a few crowd favorites. In between each set, DJ’s dropped music and kept the crowd entertained, the atmosphere which included mega watt lights of all sorts and kinds, as well as a few fog machines, only added to the sparkling, laid back yet lively ambience that encircled the Woodlands Pavilion. There was dancing, and singing as devout fans sang along word for word to even the fastest paced rap song of the evening. Homage to Houston was paid in between just about every few sets, as the rappers lifted up H signs which were reflected across the audience. Apart from being talkative and interactive, all rappers emphasized the importance of having a good time and enjoying the evening, which they made sure, was enforced by their danceable, relatable, and wonderfully creative music.
Jeezy’s eight o’clock performance was nothing short of energetic and empowering. At one point, the rapper prompted the audience to shine their phone lights displaying what came out to be a beautifully lit aerial sight of hundreds of shining screens and lighters. Performing some crowd favorites, he definitely prepped the audience for Wiz’s highly anticipated show.
Kirko Bangz joined the audience in the pit to enjoy Jeezy and Wiz’s set after Ty Dolla $ign brought him out to perform. He also took the time out to take pictures with fans.
Wiz’s arrival onstage gave the audience something to scream about. The rapper’s mellow and relaxed attitude was the perfect ending to a night of fantastic music. The mood was incredible, and the audience was a direct reflection of that. The Under the Influence tour was indeed a success and provided everything it promised as music and lovers of music became one in a night of stress free, enjoyable union.
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