Syracuse felt very “fancy” on Friday night when Iggy Azalea and Mr. Worldwide himself drew massive crowds to their show on the shore of Lake Onondaga.
Pitbull was the star of the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview as part of his Feel Good Tour. Rapper “Fancy” Iggy Azalea opened the show at 8 p.m.
Iggy kicked off her show by saying she missed seeing crowds as large as this one. She then tweeted that attendance had reached 17,000, a crowd almost full. (The capacity at the Amp is 17,500.) Lakeview security said it was the biggest show at the Amp so far this summer.
The Syracuse crowd was young, with many school and college age spectators filling the pitch. Some wore masks at the outdoor site, but most did not. A security official described the crowd on the lawn as “a little unruly”. Several ambulances were waiting in the parking lot after the show.
Many fans entered the concert without tickets, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Jon Seeber said a large number of people made their way to safety shortly after the doors opened. The authorities were forced to open the doors for security reasons.
The high-octane performance featured a lot of dancing, crowd interaction, and high-speed rap on backing tracks. Iggy and Pitbull brought a lot of energy, as did their talented dance teams.
The crowd screamed and danced hit after hit from Pitbull, which had previously performed in the old New York State Fair grandstand in 2014. He is known for his reggaeton and rap hits like “Culo “,” Toma “,” I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) “,” Hotel Room Service “,” Give Me Everything “,” Don’t Stop The Party “,” Feel This Moment “and” Drink “.
He became an owner partner of the NASCAR Trackhouse Racing team and released his 12th studio album later this year.
Iggy Azalea (née Amethyst Amelia Kelly) is an Australian rapper best known for the 2014 hit “Fancy” (feat. Charli XCX), as well as the songs “Black Widow” (feat. Rita Ora), “Pretty Girls” (with Britney Spears) and “Problem” (with Ariana Grande).
She opened her 40 minute set with “Work”, “Iam [sic] The Stripclub “and“ Sally Walker. ”She often thanked the crowd for their kindness and hospitality, and got fans screaming so Pitbull could hear them backstage.
Pitbull and Iggy Azalea will also perform on September 3 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
The next big concert scheduled at St. Joe’s Amp is Foo Fighters on September 15, 2021.
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