From the moment rapper A$AP Rocky took the Samsung Stage on day two of ACL, he made sure to let everyone know he was planning to party for his 27th birthday, asking the crowd to get “turnt up” repeatedly.
Following his own advice after his performance, A$AP headed sidestage into the Samsung Owners Lounge to host a very intimate DJ set and enjoy birthday cake with some lucky fans. Singing along and dancing to songs such as Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” and Fetty Wap’s “My Way,” A$AP was joined by several members of the A$AP Mob as they packed behind the small DJ table to fill in almost the entire hour between the end of his set and Drake’s headlining appearance on the festival’s Samsung Stage that night.
Among those on hand to help him celebrate were Halsey, Fitz and the Tantrums’ Noelle Scaggs and drummer Josh Dun from Twenty One Pilots, who performed with the birthday boy at the MTV VMAs this year. Dun, who told Billboard he would be continuing the party with A$AP later that night, said they have talked about collaborating, building on that VMA medley of Twenty One Pilots’ “HeavyDutySoul” and “Lane Boy” and A$AP’s “M’$” and “L$D.”
Chances are good, though there were no collaboration plans discussed this night as A$AP — who at one point wore some of the birthday cake on his face and enjoyed a giant lollipop while hyping the crowd packed in front of the table to dance — wanted to party. As the set continued on, he chastised anyone dancing in front of the table who was sober, saying he didn’t want to party with any sober people.
Although, he did encourage responsible partying, as he informed the revelers to “drink carefully and f— carefully.” Good advice for a birthday celebration.