Last night was a lituation – forreal. We went out to DJ Oreo’s OreoFest at Portage Theatre & it was a party of epic proportions. I can recap, but if you missed it, you really missed out.
For those who don’t know, DJ Oreo is the DJ for Vic Mensa & Chance The Rapper. He’s worked with many big names & he certainly brought them out last night. OreoFest, brought to us by Bread and Butter, is a festival featuring dj sets from various djs, particularly Oreo & some of Chicago’s hottest artists. Sponsored by Red Bull CHI, there was definitely high energy. The crowd was turnt as Oreo spun many of the year’s biggest songs. There were also appearances by ELZ The DJ, Vic Lloyd, Joe FreshGood, & Evie The Cool.
Along with the DJ sets, there were some great performances. Artists Martin $ky, Joey Purp, Kami, Z Money, Sterling Hayes, T. Gaines, OZ & Towkio. The crowd danced the whole time. Oreo sent a beautiful message to King Louie to get well & played some of his songs, particularly B.O.N., which everybody rapped along to. There was also crowd surfing, & Footworkin. It was so very Chicago.
Then the big time performances began. Phor of Black Ink Crew Chicago performed. Ryan & Danielle were also there to support. Saba came out & killed it, as did Sicko Mobb who had the crowd going crazy. Katie Got Bandz lit it up with Pop Out & Why You Mad. We got a chance to speak with her & she promised some new & improved Katie for 2016. After that Rockie Fresh came through & rocked it.
After Oreo spun some more awesome tracks, Metro Boomin came out to speak to the crowd. He immediately put on Thought It Was A Drought. Metro Boomin has been the hottest producer of this year, responsible for DS2 & a lot of What A Time To Be Alive, not to mention Tuesday, 3500, & Want Some More. He came over from St. Louis to show love. But since he was in Chicago, it was only right that he & DJ Oreo bring out a surprise guest who’s from Chicago & making a lot of noise in the music industry. Metro & Oreo brought out Lil Durk to end the show performing Bang Bros & Dis Ain’t Want You Want.
It was just as lit, if not more, in the VIP area as there was tons of Red Bull & Harold Chicken – a lot of good drinking & eating. Taylor Bennett was there watching the show & YG was also there showing love. Vic Mensa was on deck to support. From the looks of things, Chance dropped by as well to support Oreo. Chicago was definitely repped. Shout out to Stunt Taylor who was also in the building.
Thanks to DJ Oreo for this major event. He was reppin SAVEMONEY to the fullest. We cannot wait for next year’s OreoFest to see who he brings out next. Another special shout out to Briahna Gatlin & Swank PR for reaching out. If you missed it, don’t make the same mistake next year. We got to party in peace & celebrate the holidays with some major artists. What a great Christmas present! Be sure to check out the #Oreofest hashtag for some more highlights.
Photography courtesy of: Immaculate Conceptions
Below are a few images from Oreo Fest: