A (mostly) young crowd packed the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on Tuesday, August 2nd to catch G-Eazy, with Logic, Yo Gotti, and YG on the ‘Endless Summer Tour’.
After the crowd was sufficiently warmed up, it was time for the first of the main acts to do his thing. YG hit the stage with a head full of steam, had dudes thrashing, ladies flashing, and brought the crowd to a roar during his hit ‘FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)’.
Yo Gotti was up next and picked up right where YG left off. His energy and his huge gold chains were on full display throughout his performance. He didn’t let more than a few bars pass at a time before reminding the crowd that he is “all about that CMG”. To those of you not in the know, CMG stands for Collective Music Group, the music label that Yo Gotti founded and for which he serves as president and CEO. Rocking some of his older songs as well as a healthy dose of material off of 2016’s ‘The Art of Hustle’, Yo Gotti had the crowd going wild and set the stage nicely for Logic.
Logic came out to a roar of applause and in our opinion, had the performance of the evening. His aura on stage was refreshingly upbeat. He addressed the crowd about about being positive, caring about your neighbor, and “having a good time tonight with all the people around you”. He happy stage presence was not to be outdone by his talent as a MC, and he had the crowd going bonkers during hits like “Fade Away” and “Like Whoa”. At one point he built a beat from scratch on the turntable and his computer and then freestyled over it in his trademark super-fast blitz of a voice. It was bananas. This quickly led the way to a sing-a-long with a 14 year old in the front row who received Logic’s hat for his participation. He concluded his time on stage by telling the fans that they were special and could be anything, and do anything.Logic is a class act and one hell of a performer.
Finally it was time for the headliner, G-Eazy to close out the night and he did so with authority. Opening with ‘Random’ and ‘You Got Me’ in front of a dazzling light display, G-Eazy quickly set the tone for his performance. He brought many of his tour mates back out onto the stage to perform with him throughout his set, even reprising ‘FDT’ with YG. He used his platform to lecture the crowd a little about his political views, but didn’t let that become the focus of his time on stage. He closed out the night with ‘I Mean It’ and ‘Me, Myself, and I”, sending the crowd home from Festival Pier on a high note.
It was a great night of music with many talented performers and everyone in attendance that we spoke to had a blast from start to finish.