SAN ANTONIO – The dust has finally settled at Nelson Wolff Stadium and the concert-goers have come and gone. Mala Luna packed a punch in its fourth year in the Alamo City.
The festival was stacked with talent including Miguel, Russ, Rick Ross, YG, Smino, Playboi Carti, Diplo, and more. On top of a premium festival experience, guests were treated by local eateries providing special menu items to snack on.
Mala Luna did have its controversial moments, with YG making national headlines, and two rappers allegedly fighting backstage.
Rapper YG was a performer on Saturday’s lineup at the festival. Riling up the crowd, the rapper called out a young fan and pulled him onstage. “I don’t know if I want to shake your hand, I spotted you in the crowd, I asked you if you F****d with Donald Trump and you said you don’t know. So since you don’t know, I need you to make up your mind tonight. I want you to state your name and say F*** Donald Trump. He’s a Donald Trump supporter, get his a** out of here. If you F*** with Donald Trump, I can’t mess with you.” Cell phones shot up and tweets were sent (like mine below), however, the damage had been done.
Rapper .@Yg says he doesn’t mess with fans that support @realDonaldTrump and booed off a fan who came in stage and couldn’t say F**CK Donald Trump @people @TMZ @News4SA @KABBFOX29 pic.twitter.com/KY0b3yEjbt
— Jamie Barrientos† (@realjamiebee) October 27, 2019
In another one of the backstage moments, members of rapper Russ’s entourage allegedly were involved in an altercation with another rapper at the festival. The footage was shared online of the incident.
Russ looks like he got a Cosby on him at all times. pic.twitter.com/DerNTvKg7E
— Mikol (@buwbuwbuwbuwbuw) October 27, 2019
While the controversy did not limit the experience of the festival, many guests including myself had a great time. Walking between stages was simple, the weather was cool and perfect, and the adult beverages were flowing.
One thing I can appreciate is that people really enjoy themselves at the festival. Lots of smiles, laughter, and glee. It’s the weekend warriors that truly make these festivals better.
Next year will be the festival’s five-year anniversary and we’re looking forward to seeing what they will have lined up.
One thing is certain, we do hope there will be more moments that make the festival unique.
See you next year!