Khalid Fans Swarm Santa Monica Pier
Last night, thousands of people rushed to the Santa Monica Pier for a chance to see Khalid perform the first night of the Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier. Considering it was a free show and the growing buzz of Khalid, some fans were in line as early as 7 a.m. As expected, the Santa Monica Pier reached its maximum capacity quickly. It’s reported that 60,000 people showed up at the Santa Monica Pier to see Khalid! Fans didn’t let the fact that they couldn’t get on the pier stop them from enjoying a free Khalid concert. Instead, they crowded the whole beach just so they could at least hear Khalid’s soulful croons.
Around 60,000 people came out to Santa Monica to see me last night at the free show. The Staples Center holds 21,000 people. Holy fuck.
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) June 23, 2017
Bibi Bourelly did an amazing job hyping up the crowd before Khalid showed up. Fans went crazy for Khalid! As he showed up you could feel the entire pier vibrate and shake from all the jumping. He performed hits from his debut album, American Teen, such as “Young Dumb and Broke,” “Another Sad Love Song,” “Saved,” and “Location.” Khalid also covered Frank Ocean‘s “Lost.” As you can imagine, fans went crazy.
Photography: Michael Espeleta