Ty Dolla $ign Got Lit At Hard Summer [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: TY DOLLA $IGN AT HARD SUMMER 2017 8/5/17 @ GLEN HELEN AMPHITHEATER
San Bernardino, CA- R&B artist, rapper, songwriter, and record producer Ty Dolla $ign, kicked off HARD Summer Music Festival 2017 at Glen Helen Amphitheater Saturday evening with one of the most memorable performances of the weekend. The rapper came out shirtless, displaying his tattoo-clad chest. Red flashing lights flared behind him as he performed some of his most famous songs, including “Paranoid”, “Or Nah,” and “Blasé”. The 32-year-old California native, with his signature waist-long dreads and bloodshot eyes, was certainly a highlight of day 1 at Hard Fest.
Nearly 5 minutes into his performance, the singer seemed to loosen up … literally … letting his hair down, removing his sunglasses, and raising the liveliness. “Who’s tryna smoke weed with Ty Dolla $ign? Who’s repping Taylor Gang?” he asked the crowd, puffing away. As I look around the pit, there was a ton of smoke clouds throughout the crowd and everyone seemed to be enjoying the vibes.
Right before Ty Dolla $ign performed “Blasé,” he called for a mosh pit to accompany his hit song and the crowd started to go wild. They forcefully packed together and, during beat drops, the crowd would form a giant force by pushing and swaying. As soon as the DJ started the track, he told the crowd, “So when this sh*t drops, I need everyone to jump to the f*cking moon. Are y’all ready to party or what?!” Females around me were frantically screaming his name and at that moment he jumped down to the pit and performed amidst the crowd for one of the most highly energetic performances I have ever seen. This moment was truly one of the most memorable of the night.
After his performance, he posed to the right of the stage for about five minutes, wiping the sweat off his face and body. He then retreated to the backstage area where a large group of people awaited him. Overall, Ty Dolla $ign’s performance was incredible! Hands down one of the top performances that night.