When Firefly evacuated shortly after 9:30, people were devastated about Kid Cudi, Kings of Leon, and The Chainsmokers being canceled or cut short. But the name I heard mostly through the crowd of disappointed concert-goers as we walked home in the rain was Steve Aoki.
Our neighbors had come to Firefly solely to see Steve Aoki. His set being rained out devastated and angered a lot of people.
When we woke up Sunday morning with a notification from Firefly saying Steve Aoki would play at 2:30, people were pumped, and so was Aoki.
In the peak of the day’s heat, one of the largest crowds of the weekend packed in for Aoki, leaving no room for personal space. When he took the stage, people lost it. There was not a dry or still body in the audience.
Aoki doused the audience with champagne and streamers, and even famously caked fans in the front. He remixed Drake, Oasis, Green Day, Kid Cudi, and a childhood favorite, Lion King. The audience danced, moved, jumped and did whatever Aoki asked.
The show was a Firefly highlight for sure.