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Billed as "The Best Weekend of Summer," FYF Fest kicked off its latest edition with an attractive lineup that gathered a significant crowd at Los Angeles' Exposition Park.
Although the layout of the fest was a bit confusing and figuring out the exact locations of the five different stages wasn't the easiest of tasks, watching artists like Grimes, Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar perform made the journey worth it.
The early hours of FYF day 1 included sets by Alex G, Jgwar Ma, Classixx, Peter, Bjorn and John, Shellac, Head Wound City and Vince Staples.
Grimes Has Wardrobe Malfunction
As the sun was setting, Grimes lured the crowd to the main stage with her eclectic and high energy set that started with a solo performance by one of her dancers. She then jumped on stage to give one of the best music sets of the day, even though she had some audio problems during the last two songs and a small wardrobe malfunction when her microphone pack got tangled in her mesh top.
"This is the most ridiculous wardrobe malfunction of all time," she told the crowd. One of the many highlights of during her set was when she invited up-and-coming Taiwanese rapper to give a powerful performance of "SCREAM."
Lady Gaga Pops On Stage During Tame Impala
Following Grimes, some of the crowd made the effort to walk over to Lawn stage to catch Air, while some decided to wait it out at main stage to catch Tame Impala. Without a doubt, the Australian psychedelic band's set was a fan favorite. And to everyone's surprise, just as they were singing their last song, "New Person, Same Old Mistakes," Lady Gaga appeared onstage greeting the crowd and hugging frontman Kevin Parker, who co-produced Gaga's upcoming new single "Perfect Illusion," due in September.
Kendrick Lamar Welcomed Home to L.A.
The man of the hour, Kendrick Lamar, was welcomed home by a cheerful and anxious crowd ready to hear and sing along with the rapper. While black-and-white footage of icons like Oprah, Michael Jordan and Barack Obama played on the screens, Lamar pleased his fans with a medley of his hits including "King Kunta," "These Walls," "m.A.A.d City" and, of course, "Alright."
"I love you L.A.," Lamar yelled when he finished his performance, which lasted more than an hour.