While Jay-Z was rocking Philly for the “Made In America” festival during their two-day festival series over the weekend, Rock The Bells was rocking in Holmdel, New Jersey‘s PNC Bank Arts Center durig the same two-day stretch (September 1-2).
Despite some of the acts not showing up that were supposed to, such as Watsky, ScHoolboy Q, Tyga, Big Sean, Tinie Tempah and Pusha T, the day turned out great. Rumor has it that some of those mentioned no shows were in Philly at that other festival. Oh well, their loss because the energy and vibe in NJ was all love. No drama, no fights, nothing…beautiful thing to see at a hip-hop show. Saturday’s line up started off with Yo Gabba Gabba’s resident DJ, DJ Lance Rock and Friends on the 1′s and 2′s. Biz Markie graced the stage with him to get the crowd ready for the rest of the day’s acts.