As a Ferris wheel spun and a nearby ride called the Zipper prompted panicked cries from its inhabitants, West, with Tyler helping him, pushed through "New Slaves." DJ Taco bounced on a platform above him, delivering that minimalist beat to fans who recited every word.
In typically honest fashion, Tyler then gushed that he was having a fanboy moment and was about to do one of his favorite songs alongside one of his favorite rappers. As the synthetic strings opening "Late," from West's 2005 album, "Late Registration," echoed over the acreage, the entire carnival seemed to levitate.
Those who missed it in person can find solace in knowing that of the thousands in attendance, most recorded it on their smartphones. Small comfort, sure, but still.
Pop & Hiss will be publishing a full review of Odd Future's carnival, which featured on its stages Odd Future members, friends and affiliates including