”We drove for almost four hours to be here today, this is a special f---ing occasion, first ever Real Street Fest!” shouted a shirtless Swae Lee into his microphone. Facing a thunderous, packed audience complete with shrieking women and shoulder-sitters, Swae was buzzing with energy before launching into Rae Sremmurd’s 2016 viral hit “Black Beatles.”
As Swae Lee mentioned, Saturday (Aug. 10) was the debut of 92.3's Real Street Festival, held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The two-day, two-stage affair hosted an array of attractions and a roster of more than 25 top acts, such as Meek Mill, Future, A$AP Rocky, Trippie Redd, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Cardi B, Big Sean and more on a 650,000 square-foot lot from Aug. 10-11.
As the sun set and gave festival attendees relief from the day's heat, Rae Sremmurd took to the North Stage to belt a bevy of melodic hits from 2015’s “No Flex Zone” and “No Type,” to the recent “Unforgettable,” (during which Swae Lee performed an a cappella version of the hook) and the Post Malone-decorated “Sunflower.” Swae kept the audience engaged, traversing the entire floor, inciting mosh pits, playing an air-guitar and crowd-surfing at several instances. Slim Jxmmi recited the occasional verse and otherwise supported by hyping the crowd and fulfilling each tracks’ ad libs. The duo closed out their set with a fiery rendition of ”Powerglide,” encouraging several mosh-pits across the crowd.