Music festivals like Lollapalooza, Rolling Loud, Governor’s Ball, and more are places for music fans to come together and take in some good tunes. It’s also a gathering for people to go wild, jumping and screaming next to huge moshpits that feel like a brawl is about to break out.
With the world opening back up, music festivals are kicking off again, and fans are flooding these events to get their music fix. Rolling Loud Miami was one of the first festivals in the country to open its doors, and fans packed the grounds of Hard Rock Stadium. However, there were moments when the crowd sounded a bit dull during performances by artists that usually hype them up.
Playboi Carti performed at Rolling Loud, and although his audience was somewhat lively, it was nothing compared to the raucous crowd at Lollapalooza. During Carti’s set on day 1 of the festival Thursday (July 29), the Chicago crowd kept the energy high throughout his performances of “JumpOutTheHouse,” “Vamp Anthem, “No Sl33p” and more.
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The crowd’s passion was so fierce, Playboi Carti climbed one of the structures in the middle of the festival to take it all in. Our Generation Music reposted the footage of the moment the crowd anticipated the drop for Carti’s Lil Uzi Vert-assisted “Shoota.”
Fans on social media took to the comment section of the post to criticize the dead crowd at Rolling Loud Miami compared to Lollapalooza.
“Rolling Loud crowds definitely have to go harder,” one person wrote.
Playboi Carti climbing up parts of the stage at Lollapalooza ? pic.twitter.com/IGggc8IPLT
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Another added, “What happens when u don’t give him a tik tok crowd.”
“This proves how weak the rolling loud crowd was,” a third person chimed in.
Despite the mediocre crowd reactions at Rolling Loud Miami last weekend, the festival did have a moment that everyone is still talking about days later. During his set at the annual festival, DaBaby went on a homophobic rant that targeted the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities. And the rapper continues to brush things off as if he’s not public enemy number one at the moment.