Following T-Pain‘s crazy-crowded performance at the Sun Stage on Sunday (Aug. 20) at the Billboard Hot 100 Fest, Lil Yachty hit the stage and delivered a booming set to a crowd primarily made up of fans born after the year 2000.
Much like he’d done at Lollapalooza earlier this year, Yachty directed the crowd to form a mosh pit — but considering there was nonstop dancing during his set anyway, he really didn’t need to. (Among those dancing: T-Pain and Bella Thorne were both busting a move side stage during his performance.)
In addition to the star power side stage, Yachty brought out A$AP Ferg for “Work,” “New Level” and “Minnesota.” Even though that Midwest-referencing song and “One Night” are his most recognizable tracks, the crowd was freaking out throughout the set thanks to his lengthy list of features on other viral hits, from <a href=”/artist/6723308/kyle/chart”>Kyle</a>’s “iSpy” to D.R.A.M.‘s “Broccoli.”
Of all the day 2 performers, Lil Boat’s crowd may have been the most enthusiastic, wiling out and making out. And a great deal of that credit goes to Yachty — even when he’s just standing onstage laughing, he makes the crowd feel like they’re part of the party. And for a mostly teenage crowd facing the impending return of school, they clearly relished that last chance to rage.