I attended Trillectro 2014 this past weekend, and it took me back to a time when I used to be able to physically survive a daylong festival without much care for healthy food, proper hydration and adequate rest. Things are much different now, as in order to last a 12-hour concert (in a torrential downpour, natch), I spent just as much time drinking bottles of water and eating fruit as I did fighting through rain-soaked crowds and chopping down Philly cheesesteaks.
Throughout the day I saw live performances from Goldlink, ForteBowie, SZA, Oddisee, Baauer, Rae Sremmurd, Sango, OG Maco (“U Guessed It” attracted a considerable amount of attention) and others, as well as headliner Big Sean with Travi$ Scott as his special guest. However, it was the sounds of a 4-man, Washington DC-based band named RedLine Graffiti that caught my attention the most.
Despite being overlooked as rain started to chase attendees towards shelter, they still delivered an impressive set, which included songs from their latest project, The Drill.