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The Harvard Crimson: Wale and Lil Yachty Draw Hundreds to Yardfest

Author Name: Luke Wrotsos | The Harvard Crimson  

Published On Apr 17th, 2018

Kathryn S. Kuhar

Hundreds of students filled Tercentenary Theatre Friday evening to watch Wale and Lil Yachty perform at Yardfest, the College’s annual outdoor spring concert.
As the sunlight faded, the headliners took the stage. Confetti spurted from the front of the platform as Wale began his performance. The rap singer performed tracks including “The Matrimony” and “Lotus Flower Bomb,” among his other works.

“All you future millionaires, put your hands up!” Wale called to the audience.

Several students who attended Yardfest said they enjoyed the headliners’ performance.

“It was a fun time,” Case McKinley ’21 said. McKinley said he was “not much into rap,” but appreciated the need to offer students a wide variety of music. For the past two years, electronic dance music artists have headlined Yardfest.

Near the end of the concert, the performers called for the mosh pits to be opened, and praised one side of the crowd for its superior dancing.

“We not even talking about school right now. We’re gonna turn the fuck up,” Lil Yachty told the crowd before performing his song “Forever Young.”

“All the pretty ladies, DM me,” Lil Yachty said before leaving the stage around 9:05 p.m., when students began to disperse from Tercentenary Theatre...

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