Chance the Rapper Sparks a Dance Party at Governors Ball 2014 [EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS]
Chance the Rapper may be a newcomer, but one can never say that he can’t command a stage.
Before the Chicago native stepped onto the stage at the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival on Saturday (June 7) in New York City, the crowd started chanting him to come out 10 minutes prior to his scheduled set time. Then again, we can’t judge these fans too harshly as many of them came so early to grab a spot by the stage that they had to tolerate a show by Deafhaven, the fest’s only heavy metal act.
Wearing former Chicago White Sox pitcher David Wells’ jersey with a Superman T-shirt underneath, Chance clearly pays homage to his Chi-town home even though he’s in the Big Apple. Performing songs like ‘Cigarettes’ and ‘Lost,’ Chance is one of the more energetic rappers you will see onstage. Blending his rap and R&B vibe so effortlessly, the 21-year-old rapper can spit tough rhymes for the fellas and sing seductively enough for the ladies in the audience.
Unlike other sets, which had a mix of hardcore fans and the musically curious, it was clear that the hundreds of festival-goers in the Gotham tent were disciples of Chance the Rapper.
The sold-out crowd yelled every word along with him, proving they were dedicated fans of the Chi-City rhymer. And nothing proved that more when Chance performed his 2013 mixtape standout ‘Juice,’ which inspired everyone to sing along and dance so hard they could have turned that tent upside down.
Check out photos from Chance the Rapper’s performance at the Governors Ball below.