Written By: Dustin Scoggin
Photo’s By: Vikki G
As I woke up Saturday morning of Camp NoWhere, I could already feel the excitement of the day running through my body. We’ve been looking forward to this show since they announced it, and it couldn’t have gotten to us soon enough.
We got to the Camp just in time to catch the ending of Cray’s set . As I walked into the festival I heard her throwing down some Valentino Khan and instantly knew it was going to be a good night! Cray, definitely set the standard that it was going to be a trap-heavy show, and we couldn’t wait! After her set, we had the privilege of getting to meet up with Cheney for an interview, so be on the look out for that coming soon.
(See Camp NoWhere After Party with Cray Review here.)
After we wrap up our interview my photographer and I do a run around of the venue to see what they had to offer. The venue is super dope, perfect size for a show like this. They had one stage, three bars, and the venue is actually part of Austin’s famous BBQ restaurant, Stubb’s, which is where we took Will Clarke to eat when he was last in Austin.
By the time we finished our tour, the man himself Troyboi was taking the stage, and shit were we excited. Troyboi brought the heat, dropping a bunch of originals, such as, “After Hours,” “What You Know” and more. Not to mention, he played to the crowd, playing some Cardi B and other Top 40 hip-hop tracks.
One of my personal favorites, and I think most who attended would agree Big Wild stole the show. His set was equally as beautiful as it was hard. Not to mention, he had live instruments on the stage and tore the roof off the place. There was one part of the set where he was drumming on a sound box with his hands that literally put me in a trance, I couldn’t help but smile. His set literally blew us away! I’d say that it could be one of my top sets so far for the year!
Then came the moment everyone was waiting for, Louis The Child! The set started off with a dark state as “Bohemian Rhapsody” came on. Of course, the crowd went wild and sang every word to the song. The nostalgia, instantly created an excited vibe pulsating from the crowd. The best way to describe it was like sex. The set started off a little slower with some baby making music, then the set began to build and find a rhythm, which ultimately ended with a climax. The guys dropped all their hits that everyone was longing to hear and even included some unreleased music. It was a great set full of energy.
Our biggest suggestion for next year would be, to include more vendors, there was maybe one or two tables set up in the back with merch, but they had plenty of room to add a few more. Other than that, it was a great night, the staff was super hospitable and the music was everything wanted. Ten for ten would recommend.