#MadeInAmerica: The Rain, Restrictions & Randomness of Day 2
|The Return of Run-DMC|
Drake was next to hit the main stage, bringing a live band with him to accompany his rap chart-toppers. He started with "Lord Knows" and looked fresh in his October's Very Own jacket and white ensemble. The YMCMB rapper said he was honored to open up for Pearl Jam.
"If I ever had to be an opener for someone, I'm glad it is for one of the most legendary bands ever!" he proclaimed. He continued with "Crew Love" and "I'm On One" before bringing out rapper 2Chainz, causing the crowd to erupt once again.
The ATL rapper performed "No Lie" and "Spent It." Drake ended with crowd favorite "The Motto," the origin of the "YOLO" slogan popular with kids these days.
Drake wearing white before Labor Day.
No professional photography was allowed in the pit or from the crowd for L.A.-based rap crew Odd Future, and crooner Frank Ocean was not there either. Earl Sweatshirt did join Tyler, The Creator onstage with the rest of the Wolf Gang, causing a raging mosh pit in front of the scene.
As we were working in the media area, a crew lead by director Ron Howard passed by, following power couple Jay-Z and wife Beyonce. Photographers scrambled to grab their cameras and run to the pack, dodging security and puddles of water along the way. "Beyonce, what do you think about the festival?" ask a reporter as she walked by.
"I'm having a lot of fun!" she replied.
And in the end, that was the whole point.
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