Day two of Made in America felt sleepy. Festival-goers seemed to be struggling to wake up after a Saturday of music and dancing. Artists including Angelica Villa, Phantoms, Blueface, and Jacob Banks kicked off the day across all four stages.
The crowd grew larger by the time Lizzo’s set began at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Stage. 2017 the MIA performer and “Truth Hurts” singer has since gone platinum and has sold out shows around the world. She performed Sunday and didn’t disappoint. Her one-hour set included fan favorites like “Jerome,” “Tempo,” and “Juice.” Between belting out notes with her raspy gospel vocals, and twerking with her dancers, “the big girls,” Lizzo used her platform to spread positivity and self-love.
She showered the audience with words of wisdom, encouraging everyone to love themselves—-and others, especially women who don’t represent American beauty standards. Keeping up with the theme of being “made in America,” she talked about the diversity of American lives and stories and also being proud of one’s roots. The vibes at the Liberty Stage were effervescent and vivacious. And those who made it over to the Tidal Stage in time would have caught a second impromptu performance by Lizzo of “Truth Hurts.”
Local Philly artists Kur, Lil Uzi Vert, and Tierra Whack also performed on Sunday. Tierra Whack put on a lively, interactive performance at the Tidal Stage. Whack brought two fans from the audience onstage to sing and dance along to her songs like “Hungry Hippo.” And she stepped off the stage to join the crowd, handed out fruit — one of her favorite things to eat—and had the audience say happy birthday to one of her fans.
Other festival-goers rushed to the Liberty Stage to catch Lil Uzi Vert and sing along to “XO Tour Llif3” before Travis Scott’s set began. Travis Scott headlined the second and last night. Thousands of fans crowded the stage to catch his set. The Rocky Stage held a large teddy bear and Scott’s performance began with a video advertisement of “Astroworld,” which is also the title of his latest album. He kicked off the last performance of MIA with his song “Stargazing.” Fans also heard tracks like “4AM” and “Way Back.” The “Sicko Mode” rapper kept up the crowd’s energy until the end of the show.
In all, an estimated 100,000 people showed up to continue the MIA festivities on Sunday. MIA 2019 made for another successful Labor Day weekend.
If you missed the show, you can watch past live streams of the festival at tidal.com.