It’s official. Summer is over and Made In America is too. After forty-eight hours of pure happiness, the festival has come to an end. Memories were made and our time was well spent. After seeing Lil’ Uzi Vert, DaBaby, Tierra Whack, Lizzo and more take the stage on Sunday, it’s time to recap the final day of Made In America 2019. Here’s what I liked, learned and loved from Made In America’s second day.
Liked: Lil’ Uzi Vert Is Back And Performing At A High Level
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) September 2, 2019
One of the many highlights of the Made In America festival was the continued effort to highlight the people and culture of Philadelphia. While Made In America does draw a lot of tourists, the festival does a great job of highlighting local food trucks like PaperMill Foods and local organizations like ACLU Pennsylvania. Furthermore, those behind this year’s festival did a great job of highlighting Philadelphia artists. From Pink Sweat$ to Tierra Whack, Philly music was placed front and center. However, no one was more celebrated than Lil’ Uzi Vert. In his hometown of Philly, Lil’ Uzi got back to doing what he does best. He may not have been a headliner, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell that based on the size and energy of the crowd that came to see him. After all of the ups and downs with his label, Uzi is back and better than ever.
Learned: Fans Will Do Just About Anything To See DaBaby
One of the more chaotic scenes from the festival came on Sunday afternoon. There were a few delays at the TIDAL Stage and Megan Thee Stallion began her set a bit later than expected. With that being said, no one was leaving. Fans stood and waited patiently. In fact, Jay-Z and Beyonce even showed up for her set. When things got going, the crowd was electric. Following Meg, DaBaby’s fans took things to an entirely different level. Concert goers climbed mailboxes, light poles and even trees. As anyone would tell you, DaBaby’s “Suge” is one of the best records of the summer. Anytime you hear it, you immediately want to dance. Unfortunately, one fan took things a bit too far. When he heard DaBaby perform “Suge”, he climbed a tree. Shortly thereafter, the tree told him that he needs to get down, so it snapped in half. Festivals are typically fun, but there’s always one guy that takes the fun just a bit too far. I hope he’s ok though.
— Alex ?? (@Winkis_) September 2, 2019
Loved: The TIDAL Stage Showed That The Future Of Hip-Hop Is In Good Hands
As far as advertisement is concerned, Lil’ Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Travis Scott and Cardi B were billed as the weekend’s biggest acts. Outside of the big four, the excitement and fan attention was directed towards the TIDAL Stage. Yesterday, I told you that Roddy Ricch garnered a massive crowd at the TIDAL Stage. On Sunday, the crowd grew exponentially. Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and Tierra Whack all drew massive audiences. More importantly, they knew how to grab and hold your attention for an entire set. In addition, other acts like Lil’ Tecca and Amber Mark also showed promise during their sets. Not to mention, other acts like Lizzo also made surprise appearances at the TIDAL Stage. All in all, the TIDAL Stage was the life of the party all weekend long.