Words by Ned Mower (
@HurleyMower). Video by Seante Lackey ( @HooliYNO).
You’ve probably heard by now, but #CrazeFest was pretty crazy Saturday night at the Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond, Indiana. Hosted by DJ Hoop Dreams and Law Cannon, the show was highly anticipated, with headliners consisting of Lil Bibby, Tink, Riff Raff, Rich Gang’s Jacquees and yes… the unannounced Chief Keef hologram. Although the show was cut short by local and state police, the short-set format allowed the crowd to get exactly what they wanted from each artist.
The accompanying acts included Mano, Logan, Hurt Everybody, Mano, Mic Smitty, G-Scott, E. Nos, Bk Bambino, B. Adams, DJ Oreo, Boi Jeanius and DJ Amaris; who all showed up and killed it with the limited time they had. The quick 20 minute sets kept the crowd hyped and on their heels, which led perfectly into the headliners.
With rumors about the “special guest” swirling all night, the crowd went absolutely insane when they saw the large visual of local artist, Chief Keef. Hologram Keef got two of his hits in with “Don’t Like” and “Love Sosa” before the cops pulled the plug. He also got some words in, preaching against gun violence and stating, “let the kids grow up.” It was a crazy sight considering Keef is (allegedly) banned from the city; but he succeeded in performing for his home crowd even if he couldn’t be there.
In all, the energy was through the roof the whole day. With the combination of each and every performer and the anticipation of the finale, there is no doubt that #CrazeFest 2015 was a success. The best part? There was no incidents or violence the entire day.
Lucky for you, we captured all the highlights. Check them out up top.