Worst: Beach House

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. I'm kidding. The band is an acquired taste; If you like dream pop (I had to look it up), then these two are your Beatles. If you dig some basslines, then look elsewhere. Co-worst: Kendrick Lamar: Dude, forget Lady Gaga. The pop chanteuse/motivational speaker showed up for no reason other than to smoke weed, wave to people and bop around like an idiot. Her arrival helped to derail a promising set from Compton rapper/"future of the west coast" Kendrick Lamar. Once word got out that she was there, everyone spent the rest of the time attempting to shoot pics and tweet "OMG GAGA IZ HERE IS SHE BANGING KENDRICK? #p4k" completely killing the show's energy. Also not helping matters was Lamar's stunted attempts at audience participation. Listen homie, don't ask the crowd what they want to hear from you, just do your set. Disappointing experience. -- Ernest Wilkins
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