iHeart Radio Music Festival, Mediocre At Best

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iHeart Radio Music Festival, Mediocre At Best

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Taken by Isela Suarez

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Isela Suarez, Staff Writer

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    iHeartRadio Music Festival is an annual two-day festival held in Las Vegas during September. This year it featured many artists including Billie Eilish, Marshmello, Camila Cabello, Chance the Rapper and more. There were also surprise guests during the night time portion of the festival such as Lil Nas X, T.Pain and more. The festival was Friday night and all day Saturday. The day portion was on the Las Vegas festival grounds and nighttime performances were held in the T-mobile stadium.

   Some artists, including headliners, disappointed with their performances. Those artists who lacked the vocals or energy included Juice Wrld, T.Paine and French Montana, which all were not very “unforgettable”. Whether it was too much autotune or not enough, these performances lacked what was needed to wow the audience. 

  The artist who had seemed to please the audience with their performances included Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Alicia Keys and Chance the Rapper. Camila’s performance consisted of energy and complicated choreography. The most energetic artist was Billie Eilish and Cage the Elephant. Billie was in a boot due to injuries from touring but she still delivered to her fans by jumping around on stage and calling the audience to jump with her. Cage the Elephant emerged from the stage with smoke and lights. Lead singer, Matt Shultz, stumbled around the stage and through the crowd while removing all his articles of clothing until he was left in only his tan leotard.

 The night went to artists who have been at this for a while, such as Heart, BackStreet Boys and Hootie and the Blowfish. The Backstreet Boys received the most screams and cheers from the audience, which was more adult than teens. Their performance was humorous because they were so energetic and were dancing just like the new teenage boy groups that came after them. Despite never hearing their music personally, Heart seemed to really excite the crowd. 

    The festival as a whole was filled with many talented artists who each brought their differences of music together to create a concert top enjoy for everybody who was attending.