On April 16, 2014 Jay Z and Eric Garcetti held a press conference to announce that the Budweiser Made In America would take place in the heart of Los Angeles during the Labor Day Weekend. This announcement generate different perspectives from residents in Los Angeles, some criticized the event, claiming it would lead to street closure chaos, heavy use or narcotics and vandalism at Grand Park. The positives of the event which were provided by the mayor himself claim a heavy injection of millions of dollars to the Los Angeles Economy.
The lineup was announced in May and it generated a lot of interest due to its diversity of music genres
The event itself was great, it feature some glitches the first day but the second day they had seem to fix those problems. On Saturday there were huge lines to buy drinks and beer gardens were a waste of time. There was a lot of confusion on which stage the artist would perform. On Sunday that all seemed to be fixed lines were shorter and it just seemed more organize.
I was able to see Kendrick Lamar, Afrojack, Iggy Azalea, Sublime with Rome, Kanye West, John Mayer, Juanes, Weezer, Rita Ora, Cypress Hill
According to the LA Times, the event drew an estimate of 35,000 people a day which was a little less that there actually prediction of 50,000.
In opinion, this festival was great, it does require a few tweaks but nothing big that would lead to questioning not having a 2nd festival.
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