This past weekend Budweiser kicked off a festival called ‘Budland’ in celebration of their new California bottle’s alongside LA’s music, fashion, and food scene. To read how Day 1 of the festival went down click here.
Day 2 of Budland was different than the first. This time around Budweiser put boutiques up and had a mini market before the performances. Brands such as Babylon, WEDIDIT, and Round Two were amongst the 9 brands that were set up for guests to buy merchandise from.
Once the markets closed, out came the performers. This time around the openers were A$AP Lou & J. Scott duo as The Cozy Boys. They did a quick 30 min DJ set to get the fans grooving and dancing around even playing oldies such as 50 Cent’s “21 Questions” which had practically every single person singing along.
Following The Cozy Boys came sets by Kilo Kush and A.CHAL who both brought a completely different set of energy to the stage.
The artist who really stole the lime light on Day 2, if not of the whole festival, was TDE’s Schoolboy Q. Schoolboy Q came out second to last, and was completely worth the wait. He began his set playing some of his newer songs but began player older and older songs as each song went by. By his 4th song he was performing “Hands On The Wheel” when A$AP Rocky ran on stage out of the blue and began jumping around with Schoolboy Q. Once the song was over, Schoolboy told his DJ MixedByAli to restart the song and this time both A$AP Rocky & Schoolboy Q performed ylhe song. A$AP Rocky went on to also perform “Peso” when Tyler the Creator decided to join the gang. A$AP Rocky and Tyler then performed their hit song “Telephone Calls” off of Cozy Tapes Vol. 1. After Tyler and Rocky were off stage Schoolboy Q ended up calling MADEINTYO on stage and he performed “Skateboard P.” Schoolboy Q ended up only playing one more song before he was kicked off stage but fans left with way more than they expected.
Virgil Abloh closed off the festival with a DJ set and fans danced the night away.
Photography: Brandon Espeleta