Yes, I watched the debate last night. Yes, I rolled my eyes/laughed at Donald Trump’s statements. Yes, I was drinking wine. And yes, I was still thinking about Dolla Day at the Hollywood Palladium.
On Sunday, September 25, Ty Dolla $ign hosted his inaugural Dolla Day concert. He promoted the show as Ty Dolla $ign and friends. And boiiiiiii did he bring out friends. Before I get into that though, let’s briefly talk about the show.
With today being National Voter Registration Day and Ty’s new album being titled Campaign, the concert was somewhat tailored to voting. This is a very good example of celebrities, specifically artists, using their voice (literally) to encourage people to make a move. The title of his album alone, Campaign, already gets the thought into your head. The decor inside the Palladium even had election vibes to it – red and white balloons, banners lining the balcony, and at the very end the balloons fell from the ceiling, as did red and white confetti.
Ty even opened the show with about 30 men dressed in suits walking across the stage, followed by black and white visuals on the big screen with crowds of people in LA waving signs about voting as Ty was walking among them. All small yet powerful ways to encourage others, especially the younger crowds, to vote.
Alright now let’s talk about the ‘friends’ Mr. Dolla $ign brought with him.
In order of appearance:
- Joe Moses
- DJ Mustard
- James Fauntelory
- A$AP Rocky
- Wiz Khalifa (yinzer love)
- Kendrick Lamar
Okay, but seriously. Could those ‘friends’ be any more epic? I mean, look at those last three performers. What even?! Oh, and did I mention that a ticket for this concert was $5? Yes, five whole doll hairs… $9.25 with tax. So incredible, and I appreciate Ty for wanting to put on this one-of-a-kind concert for the city of LA at a price where ALL were able to enjoy.
If you haven’t seen Ty Dolla $ign live or if you don’t listen to him, you should! He can rap, sing, play the guitar, pump up the crowd, serenade the crowd, and overall spread positivity throughout. Amazing.
Enough rambling. Watch my Snap story below. Enjoy, yinz!