I’m nearer to the camera, but I’m actually hyping Young K in this photo - she is the main event.
She was performing “Juicy,” and a technical error from the booth dropped the beat out in the middle of the first verse - a sound effect dropped to underscore “blow up like the World Trade” knocked out the beat; perils of Serato I guess! - but she didn’t drop a word. The crowd was all rapping along, and I beatboxed to help out, then the crowd started clapping to keep the beat steady, and then DJ So Nice* scratched the track back in and it was allllllll good.
And if you don’t know, now you know.
*So Nice felt really bad about the mishap and offered to let Young K go again (which was extremely gentlemanly of him), but honestly it couldn’t have gone any better. Everyone was happy with the outcome.