Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Jay Z’s 2-day annual music festival. Since I am a loyal customer of Tidal and Sprint I received two tickets for free 99! YOU KNOW I WAS HYPED AF! This was a huge festival equipped with a Ferris wheel, photo booths, food, prizes and an endless supply of Budweiser beer. There were multiple stages and over 50 artists from different genres selected personally by Jay Z to perform.
Walking into the festival was a little overwhelming with the large crowds and arrows pointing you in the wrong direction. Not to mention how badly it was pouring. Luckily I knew there would be heavy rain so I purchased a poncho. I was elated to see my beautiful soul Sista Solange perform, pouring rain and all. She sang all my favorites songs such as “Losing You,” & “Tony”. I missed J. Cole’s performance because my friends couldn’t handle the rain which was understandable. We ended the night at a fancy Cuban restaurant called Alma de Cuba. I had the delicious “Vaca Frita,” which is a skirt steak with white rice and black beans.
In the morning we had breakfast at Denny’s then headed to the festival around 2:30. I was super thankful that it didn’t rain as much on Sunday as it did on Saturday. At the festival, I saw Tiwa Savage, Pusha T, 21 Savage, Chainsmokers and the greatest rapper of all time Jay Z perform. Mr. Carter ended the night with an 1 hour and 30 min set. After we thought he ended his set with a tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, he surprised everyone by popping up at a completely different stage to close the night with Philly’s very own Meek Mills.
Made in America was my first festival and it was an amazing experience. I would defiantly go to this festival again. Even in the rain…..maybe not. HEHE. Take a look below to view some flicks!
Please don’t ask, “why did I wear white sneakers?”
Alma De Cuba
Vaca Frita & Platinos