FYF Fest, Day 2 Photos: A Lorde Surprise And So Many Overalls
The final day of FYF Fest may not have had Rihanna jump up on stage with Kanye West, but there were plenty of other surprises—like a surprise Lorde dance party and Solange taking her bra off to #FreeTheNipple.
As for the fashion, there was an uptick of fest-goers wearing overalls, something we also noticed on day one. It was a much hotter day and it seemed more crowded than yesterday's kick-off of the music festival. We have feeling it may have something to do with Morrissey's super fans whom we saw around the grounds all day sporting Morrissey shirts and holding signs of his face. While Moz, who's an outspoken animal rights activist, normally asks music venues and festivals to go meat-free when he performs, FYF Fest still had vendors who sold meat, though there was definitely an increased in vegan options this year (including a delicious vegan "chicken" donut sandwich from Las Vegas' Garden Grill). Well, Morrissey still preached his message, but playing a montage of disturbing animal slaughterhouse videos in the background during his performance of "Meat is Murder." Some people cheered him on, some left the stage, and other took to Twitter to express everything going on in our minds:
Fans should never expect a Moz show to be just be light and upbeat. He also screened a video montage of police brutality, including many snippets from events that took place in Los Angeles, like when a CHP officer repeatedly punched a woman to the ground off the 10 Freeway last year.
Though, Morrissey did placate his fans with some tracks from The Smiths, like this "What She Said" performance:
As for the other artists, electronic music producer and DJ, Flume, brought on some of the biggest surprise guests of the night. He kicked off his set with Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow joining him on stage for their collaborative "Some Minds" track.
And that eventually led to Flume's popular remix of Lorde's "Tennis Courts," in which the singer showed up halfway through the song to dance to her own track. She didn't even sing—just happily jumped, danced and hugged Flume for the duration of the song. It was pretty adorable.
While Solange didn't bring her big sis, Beyonce, on stage with her as she's known to do (though we're pretty sure Queen Bey can't step up to every performance Solange has), the singer did have a special guest: Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange). He and others joined Solange for a cover of Nina Simone’s "Young, Gifted & Black."
Solange's set started with a bit of a hiccup since she came on stage late and then seemed to have technical difficulties on stage. At one point, she just took off her bra and flung it to the side of the stage telling the crowd she needed to "free the nipple." (Over in Venice on Sunday, there was another #FreeTheNipple movement happening—this one being the annual Go Topless Day).