AMS Events, the events department of UBC’s student association, just put on the school’s biggest event of the year – the annual AMS Block Party. The 2019 edition featured a hip hop and EDM line up including Tyga, Slander, CASH CASH, and Felix Cartal.
- Khalid and Zedd to headline FVDED in the Park 2019
- Music legend Neil Young playing special solo show in Vancouver this May
- Céline Dion will be performing in Vancouver next year
Festival season has officially begun as thousands of students and concert-goers attended what seemed to be a prelude to this summer’s FVDED in the Park festival.
New Jersey native EDM trio CASH CASH was a man short, but still put on an electrifying performance with nonstop progressive and big room house bangers. Waving flags, engaging with fans and stunning visuals kept the crowd screaming and dancing for an hour straight.
After CASH CASH, Tyga’s motorcade pulled up backstage. From the black Cadillac Escalade, he emerged, flanked by two large bodyguards. The party bus behind him opened with a stream of models — it was like a clown car.
With four professional dancers backing him up Tyga played his older hits, Rack City, Faded, Molly, as well as his 2018 comeback, hit Taste.
Halfway through his set, Tyga paid tribute to fellow California hip hop artist Nipsey Hustle, playing one of his songs as he called on the crowd to say “RIP Nipsey.”
Tyga had something special planned for the performance of his newest single, Girls Have Fun. He invited 20 ladies from the crowd to join him on stage as the music video played on the LED walls behind them, together it made for quite the show.
In probably the best/shortest festival transition ever, LA-based trap/dubstep duo SLANDER took the stage and immediately dropped the bass. Playing their remixes to this year’s top hip hop and EDM hits, and their original tracks featuring their signature “heaven trap” style, they closed the Block Party like it was Tomorrowland.
AMS Events put another amazing Block Party in the history books, but we’ll have to wait until the Welcome Back BBQ to see if they can top it this September.