Trillectro brought crazy energy to its new venue. We only picture an even more successful (and potentially larger upgrade) for the future, especially with next year as its fifth run.
Teenagers filled the lawns in herds; Chance the Rapper brought instrumental vibes; Celebrities jumped into the mosh pit.
The electonic festival brought a great end to a long, hot summer in the DMV. With a major venue upgrade, the event accomplished its goals of bringing back a more electro vibes alongside rap and R&B.
Yet, the beginning of the festival seemed to lack huge crowds. With mostly local artists beginning the day, more fans could have filled the venue if a B- or C-lister performed earlier.
Yet, we showed up early, bought some clothes, ate good food and jammed to DMV sounds.
The best part of the night? Chance the Rapper brought out Noname Gypsy to help perform a handful of songs and play a game of Connect Four on stage (which they later threw into the audience).
While Chance and Kehlani didn’t grace the audience with a hopeful live collaboration (Kehlani even teased the audience filling the rap spot with a sexy dance), at least Noname Gypsy looked fine in a cute knee-length skirt and classy ensemble.
Kehlani wowed with her performance showing that she’s about to become the next big performer in the future. THe entire crowd jammed to “Niggas” shouting the lyrics to the song and watching her dance on a chair.
If you looked close enough, you could spot D.R.A.M. enjoying Cashmere Cat in the mosh pit. If you walked the lawn, you could spot Lean and Cuisine getting mobbed for pictures with tweens.
HI$TO brought the audience to a new high with his performance in the 9:32 club. His energy kept the crowd jumping up and down through his set.
Overall, Trillectro had a superb lineup for its first year at Merriweather and we only look forward to an even bigger, better and badder festival in the future.