When Oliver Tree exited the Lands End stage at Outside Lands last night, the stage went dark and people scattered about. The stage stayed dark and the silence continued until Lil Uzi Vert’s DJ took the stage and started playing bangers like Ye’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt.1” to warm up the crowd. It was like a beacon of hype, drawing people out of their beer lines and their merch shopping and back into the Lands End stage.
When Uzi finally got up a few minutes later, people were already raging and he didn’t let them slow down. He was rapping so fast, most couldn’t keep up with the lyrics if they tried. As the set continued, Uzi’s ability to keep the crowd going was in full force. He had to keep reminding people to stay a few steps back of the stage for their own safety because the energy was rising so quickly. The hype kept building until it felt like the pit was about to open up and go crazy, with standouts including “The Way Life Goes,” “Sauce It Up” and “444+222.”