Goldenvoice, the organizers behind Coachella, decided to serve up three days of that concoction for its first all hip-hop/R&B festival called Day N Vegas.
Members of up a coming online magazine, One37, traveled to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds to see if the newest addition to the Goldenvoice family lives up to the grandiose name of its older sibling. They reviewed the event on their website.
Here’s a shorter recap:
Day N Night’s Goals:
“I am drawn to the look and feel of classic Vegas—bright lights and vintage Vegas glamour. Our goal for Day N Vegas was to bring together that iconography alongside all of today’s best hip-hop and rap artists,” Jeffrey Shuman, Goldenvoice talent buyer for Day N Vegas, told ONE37pm.
Major Difference between Coachella and Day N Vegas:
“The Las Vegas Festival Grounds is one-third the size of the 78-acre Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, where Coachella is held annually.” – ONE37pm.
Meaning each stage is a little more than a couple seconds away, compared to Indio, where you could be walking for five to eight minutes depending on your ability to weave through a crowd.
The Artist Were Not Fans Of Scheduling Issues:
“The set times are weird. But it doesn’t matter. I’m going to go on at 10, the same time as J. Cole, and then I’m going to pop out on J. Cole set. I’m the falcon. I’m flying everywhere.” Guapdad4000 told ONE37pm.
6lack’s DJ, DJ Tonee, told ONE37pm that communication with the organizers was a bit off. “Our stage switched last minute. It was probably an hour before we were supposed to perform,” Tonee said. “We have to figure out if our equipment can make it to the other stage. It was little stuff that we shouldn’t have to worry about.”
“Since we didn’t do a 60-minute set how we usually do, we had to cut a lot of stuff sort of on the fly. So certain records we may have wanted to perform, like ‘Ocean Drive,’ we didn’t get to do,” DJ Marc B, 21 Savage’s DJ, told ONE37pm.
Overall, the experience was a good one, offering a newer experience, in comparison to it’s parent, Coachella. 21 Savage’s Dj Marc B, had this to say:
“Every festival has its own persona. Vegas gave me different vibes. The crowd was lit, but different cities give you different stuff,” Marc B said. “Vegas gave me a little of the New York vibes and a little bit of LA. It was probably 75/25 New York.”
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