Top Moments from KAABOO Del Mar 2018
Our souls are still singing and our ribs still ache from laughter after another beautiful KAABOO Del Mar weekend. The fun didn’t stop for three days straight! In case you were galavanting elsewhere at the Del Mar Fairgrounds over the weekend, here are some favorite moments from this year’s KAABOO Del Mar we want to keep reliving.
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Halsey + G-Eazy on the Same Stage
Halsey and G-Eazy delivered a heartfelt duet, performing “Him & I” for a stunned and thrilled crowd. Even after the stellar performance was over, guests were abuzz with what they had just witnessed. KAABOO and everyone in the audience was so thankful to be part of the duo's brief reunion in San Diego.
Pharrell Jumping into the Crowd During N.E.R.D’s Set
Anyone who is a fan of Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D was probably losing it when Pharrell left the stage and joined the throngs of people cheering on him and his group mates. Pharrell’s journey into the audience had a lot of people talking after N.E.R.D’s set. His plea for the fans to put their phones away fueled a heated debate about whether fans should record live performance or be in the moment.
Imagine Dragons Taking a Stand to Destigmatize Mental Illness
Bringing energy and excitement to the Sunset Cliffs stage wasn’t the only thing on the band’s agenda. During their hour-and-a-half set, lead singer Dan Reynolds hoisted a banner calling for the de-stigmatization of mental health issues.
Foo Fighters Covering “Under Pressure” with Taylor on Vocals and Dave on Drums
As if fans weren’t already having a blast, lead singer Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins switched things up with Grohl taking to the drums while Hawkins came forward to sing a spectacular rendition of Queen and David Bowie’s hit, “Under Pressure”.
Big Boi and Craig Robinson Bro-ing Out
Before hitting the stage to make everyone crack up, Craig Robinson swung by to hang loose (see what we did there?) with Big Boi. Cool story, bro. ;)
TLC Singing “Waterfalls” with Left Eye Montage
As their set came to a close, TLC paid tribute to their third member, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who was killed in a car accident in 2002. As “Waterfalls” played and the duo sang, images of Left Eye and the group cycled on the big screen and snippets of Left Eye could also be heard. It was an emotional and loving gesture to their groupmate and friend.
As the fourth KAABOO Del Mar came to a close, there was no shortage of high energy and excitement as guests exited the fairgrounds one last time. A weekend full of awesome music, top-notch eats, beautiful art and hilarious comedy might be over for now, but just wait until next year! Grab your passes for September 2019 here, and we’ll see you soon.