• The Man on The Moon


    This past Friday, the Steel Crew made the trip to Los Angeles, which is the first time I’ve been to L.A. in months. By the good graces of the University of California Riverside and UCR’s Associated Students Program Board (ASPB), we had the chance to cover their beginning-of- the-year kick-off, Block Party with Mickey Factz performing and Kid Cudi headlining.

    The anticipation for Cudi was heavy in the air. His album, “The Man on the Moon: The End of Day” debuted on the same week and he sold over 100,000 copies. Cudi was not scheduled to go on until 8 or so, but some very determined kids reserved their spots behind the barricades at around 3pm. They were treated to Mickey Factz’ energetic performance to start off the night. Mickey proved to be a great showman.

    And then the crowd waited…

    It wouldn’t be hours until Cudi would come on but the vast majority stayed. And suddenly, taking his audience by surprise, the first notes of Cudi’s song plays and the masses go wild. Mr. Solo Dolo doesn’t disappoint. He keeps up the momentum and the fans stay wild. Many of the songs he performed were from his mixtapes, and “Day ‘N’ Night” was a given. I don’t want to understate his performance, so I will say that he’s incredible live. No struggling for breath or anything, junno.

    In all the madness, I managed to take some pictures.

    Special thanks to Rollie Carencia, Amanda Schwartz, UCR and Associated Students Program Board

    If you’re in the Inland Empire, please support ASPB and all of the events they hold. They put on some great shows and a lot of them are free. So you have no excuse not to.


    I got a good one of Mickey Factz after his performance. I got lucky, I suppose



    This girl did a pretty damn good job trying to sell us her Korean BBQ. We ended up getting bacon hot dogs, but she gets points for effort.


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    Comments ( 11 )

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