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Joey Bada$$ and KYLE came out to Washington State University over the weekend, and it was nothing, but good times. The two artists headlined at Springfest 2017, which is WSU’s annual spring festival. Springfest is always a great time at WSU because it’s right before dead week and it gives students a chance to blow off some steam before hitting the books for finals.

KYLE opened for Joey Bada$$ and played some of his classic cuts, like “iSpy” and “Sex and Super Smash Bros.”.

He got the crowd so hyped that he even had to hit the crowd-surf real quick. Before Joey came on, KYLE also treated WSU to a sneak preview of one of his bangers that has yet to be released, and let me tell you, it slapped.


Then it was time for the main event. Joey Bada$$ came out with such intensity and got the crowd even more hyped up. Joey also went through an arsenal of bangers that ranged from some of his new stuff such as “Land of the Free” to some older songs including “No. 99”. The entire festival also went absolutely nuts when he played his “Mask Off” remix.


Springfest 2017 had a bunch of other cool aspects to it outside of just live performances. There were different activities such as a beer garden, a mechanical bull ride, food trucks, and even a Sensatorium. They were put on and sponsored by the school, Staff Pro, Fork in the Road, and Sensebellum. The beer garden, mechanical bull, and food truck were all fun, but the Sensatorium is what really caught my attention. Sensebellum was the company that put on the Sensatorium, which is a dome filled with interactive displays that incorporate both art and new technology. The futuristic vibe inside the Sensatorium is unreal, between the lighting and the unique scientific artwork that you get to play with, it almost feels like being on a spaceship.

The festival allows for an ideal opportunity for students and the community alike to come together and have a great time before the end of the year.

Author: Marco McCray

A Seattleite studying Multimedia Journalism at WSU. Also the PR Chair for WSU's Theta Chi chapter. Follow ya boy on Twitter and Instagram. Twitter: @MarcoMcCray2 Instagram: @marcoemccray

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