Last week we had the pleasure of checking out the uncapped series from vitaminwater and FADER Magazine. The Chicago stop was held in a small warehouse in the west loop and guests were greeted with an open bar and all the vitaminwater they could handle. After some tunes courtesy of De La Soul’s Maseo, Santigold made her way on stage with her band and dancers following close behind. Her set was composed of bright floral outfits, dancers included, a horse, and a few wardrobe changes to compliment her music.
After a short break in sets, the energetic crowd anxiously awaited Maybach Music Group’s Wale to hit the stage. His DJ appeared and began to ask the crowd if they were ready for Wale in the midst of playing “Mercy”. The crowd promptly began shouting “Lamborghini Mercy”, the DJ wrapped it up, and Wale hit the stage dropping some of his early records like “Pretty Girls” and then moving along to some of his new material like the Ross infused “Fuck Em”.
After a great evening it left me thinking, wow, this was so much better than last year’s uncapped event and I know I wasn’t the only one who left thinking that. If you missed out this year, you have next year to look forward. Be a little more swift on that RSVP and you won’t get left behind. In case you did, we have some photo-goodness after the jump!
Photography by Zachary Walker