Like Aaliyah as soon as mentioned, “If at first, you don’t succeed, you possibly can brush it off and take a look at once more.” That appears to be the technique the Lovers And Friends Festival goes with this spring (you simply know Aaliyah herself would have been on the lineup), bringing again the nostalgic occasion for a second try on the Las Vegas Competition Grounds on Could 6. Right this moment, the fest introduced its millennial-baiting lineup, which options TRL faves like Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, and naturally, the fest’s inspiration, Usher, whose 2004 hit is the pageant’s namesake.
Sadly, Lovers And Pals Competition has had a bumpy highway to this point, beginning with its first planned iteration in Carson, California in 2020. Quite a few artists on the unique lineup initially denied their involvement after the present was introduced earlier than their respective reserving brokers allow them to know they have been on the c/o 2000 fever dream lineup. As soon as they have been confirmed, demand for tickets skyrocketed, prompting the organizers to add a second day earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic put the kibosh on the whole event.
Nevertheless, a revamped model of the pageant got here again in 2022, moving to Las Vegas and reverting again to a one-day fest. This turned out to be type of a foul concept, as logistics for the fest have been type of a multitude, leaving followers with out shade or water within the 100-plus-degree desert warmth (which tends to go the opposite manner at evening, leaving followers freezing as a substitute). Then, there have been studies of gunfire, causing stampedes and thankfully minor injuries.
Hopefully, they will be taught from these errors as they return this spring and provides followers the present they deserve as a result of as an elder millennial (or Xennial or no matter you name us), I for one am extraordinarily bored with having the rug pulled out from beneath me. Allow us to have one thing good, for as soon as. Please and thanks.
Some artists lined listed here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an impartial subsidiary of Warner Music Group.