TORY LANEZ was LIT! From the moment he walked out wearing a black ski mask, he owned the crowd and the stage. His rebellious energy was absolutely infectious. When he finally got into the crowd, all hell broke loose. People used any parts of their bodies that they could to hold him up as he crowd walked! Lanez performed like it was his last time and gave his fans everything he had.
Words and photo by Monique Hatch
Major Lazer, comprised of DIPLO, JILLIONAIRE, and WALSHY FIRE, started off with a high-octane set complete with dancers clad in shiny outfits, exciting visuals, pyrotechnics, and fog machines spewing smoke with reckless disregard.
With Jillionaire initially holding down the decks, Diplo and Walshy Fire (with his arm in a sling, no less) hype the party up and work the crowd beautifully, commanding the sea of ACL goers to leave their feet and move their bodies. This trio also shows their individual skills in crowd moving, switching back and forth on the decks
The spectacle of creating an experience for the show is not lost on this group, by any means. Many times during the set, the trio throw swag into the crowd. At one point, Walshy Fire even hops into a large plastic globe and rolls across the crowd.
Their dancers, though, may have stolen the show with their crisp, energetic choreography.
Words by Russell Dizer \\ Photos by Stephanie Devon Warren