So, the second that it was released that Mr Shawn Carter himself was going to be headlining one of these year’s Wireless Festival days, I grabbed myself a ticket. I absolutely love him and in every interview/performance that I see, my obsession and genuine love for this man grows a little bit more. Haha!
Also performing this year were Earth, Wind & Fire, who opened the show and were awesomely retro with their ‘Boogie Wonderland’ tune amongst other funky classics. Then, up next were DJ Fresh (who was amazing!) and Macklemore vs. Ryan Lewis, who is actually a lot better looking than he is given credit for, Macklemore I mean. He was soooo good! We mainly stayed at the main stage all day as they were followed by the likes of Miguel, Rita Ora (also very good) and Emeli Sande who had the most amazing jumpsuit on – do you think I can find a similar one? No.
Then, it was JAY Z.
He opened with Public Service Announcement, which is possibly my favourite of his songs. Ever. So, you can imagine my reaction (I have found the best video via YouTube that I could of this moment. I hope it does it justice). It was insane and he looked so cute with his little shirt and gold chain. He then performed some new material from his new album ‘Magna Carter Holy Grail’ including ‘Picasso’ and ‘Holy Grail’ before moving onto his classics such as ‘Dirt off Your Shoulder’, ‘On To The Next One’, ‘Empire State of Mind’ and ’99 Problems’. His set was amazing and his banter with the audience was just so good. It was the second time I have seen him perform live (How lucky am I?) and I can honestly say that he was just as good as the last time. Insane.
Peace and love, Polly May xx
(All photographs below are my own.)