A collaboration between ILLoots and scoreMORE, the Illmore has continued to be the highest in demand ticket. Tickets are unavailable for purchase. The only options are to be invited or guest listed… there is one more option though, with work it is feaseable: sign up for their updates in advance, and rush to the designated location and time announced only minutes prior via email. Two more difficult options were available, either you, a female, email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org to show off your hotness, or you, a guy, roll in with 5 atrractive ladies.
via the ILLMORE
You don’t’ know who to expect at the Illmore house every year. I guess that’s the fun in it. I’m the type of person who loves to go out on Tuesday or Wednesday night and see where the night takes me, while Saturday nights I usually stay in. I’m not sure why, perhaps I hate the headache that hype creates for me. However, that’s the irony of it all. There is not hype for the artist, because you do not know who is coming, but you are excited to just be there. You get excited because you don’t know who you’re going to see and you don’t know what to expect and because of that… hundreds of people lined up within in minutes to try and win the wristband giveaway.
I get it now though. You know with the ILLRoots name the party is going to be good. With a unique line-up from Aoki to YMCMB, you feel like you walk into a party with your friends hosted by your friends, and that feeling is so hard to find. Also, those friends that you’re “partying” with just happened to have topped the Billboard charts, covered magazines, and/or are anticipated to break into the scene all under one roof.
In previous years, the parties were hosted in mansion but this year was in a youth center. Idling between feeling like I was at my homecoming (with better music of course) and a skating rink. I have mixed feelings about the party being hosted in a much bigger venue when compared to previous shows going hard in a living room. This year might have gotten too big, but the demand is still out of control. I had a lot of fun this year, but please go back to the mansion. High school homecoming flashbacks were not good for me.
However, my mixed feelings were washed away when I was handed a red cup filled with vodka sprite. Just like a private house party, the liquor flowed like a public college.
via Lerin Lockwood
As rumors swirl that I just missed Aoki boating through the crowing, I turn around and see Aoki caking three people. That alone is better than any pie day the math geek in me has ever celebrated. The crowd explodes and the party continues till dawn.
There were a landslide more Bulls and Blackhawks hats than any other paraphernalia in the room. I felt like I was partying at home. I get it. I get why the ILLMORE has become what it is. It’s a party for friends by some pretty awesome friends.
Line Up by Day:
Wednesday 3/13 : Big Sean, Virgil Abloh, Travis Scott
Thursday 3/14 : Casey Veggies, G-Eazy, Dom Kennedy, Steve Aoki, Que, Trae the Truth, Dj Mr Rogers, OG Chase B, Mano, Brenmar, LOUDPVCK, Chuck Inglish, Future
Friday 3/15 : ASAP & YMCMB (ASAP Ferg, and Lil Wayne) Migos, Rob Banks, Denzel Curry, Dom Kennedy, Nicky Diamonds, Trinidad James, Trae, Lil Bib
Big Shouts out to IllRoots, ScoreMore, Dim Mak, Squad Up, OWSLA, TAYLOR GANG, ASAP WORLDWIDE, AND YMCMB for putting on a great show.