Rolling Loud music festival rolls on as officials warn about COVID-19 spike

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Is Rolling loud Miami Cancelled 2021?

Photo Gallery: Rolling Loud - Day 1 | Friday, July 24, 2021 With Rolling Loud Miami one of three festivals canceled due to COVID-19, calls for refunds soon flooded their social media pages. Miami HeraldRolling Loud’s penchant for hospitality and evolution helped shepherd its 2021 return

Michelle Solomon, Podcast Producer/Reporter

Michelle Solomon, Podcast Producer/Reporter

Some in the swarm of revelers said they feel like they’ve waited forever for the return of one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the world. It was first moved because of the pandemic from May of 2020 to February of 2021 then moved again to this weekend. One group said they traveled all the way from the Bay Area, near San Francisco, California.

It’s the rollicking rap and hip-hop event that draws tens of thousands of fans and some of the biggest names in music.

But that big draw could be a concern now that COVID-19 cases are spiking again in south Florida.

Many fans said they were vaccinated and others said they had their masks with them. Still, there didn’t seem to be any COVID-19 protocols in place planned by organizers.

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Despite multiple attempts, no one from Rolling Loud got back to Local 10 News with our questions COVID protocols and it didn’t appear there were any guidelines on the Rolling Loud festival’s website.

For those who don’t have a vaccine, but want to get one, a pop up site is being set up by the Florida Department of Health on the grounds of the festival. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered and no appointment is required, organizers said.

Vaccines will be available Saturday and Sunday, from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Meanwhile, Miami Beach officials have plans in place for more police presence and restricted traffic since the city is expecting what Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber called a “high-impact weekend.”

Police officers, he said, will be on 12 hour shifts and they will be joined by law enforcement rom other cities along with code officers and goodwill ambassadors.

Traffic closures and changes in some traffic patterns can be expected in Miami Beach through Sunday, Gelber said.

For real time traffic updates from Miami Beach via text message, text MBtraffic to 888777. There’s also a traffic page on the city’s website.

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Travis Scott Goes More Apeshit Than Fans While Passing Out CACTI At Rolling Loud Miami

HipHopDX 24 July, 2021 - 05:20pm

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Travis Scott is in Miami ahead of his headlining performance at Rolling Loud on Saturday (July 24). On Friday (July 23), the Houston rapper decided to bring a little rage to the streets of Miami courtesy of his CACTI hard seltzer.

Scott’s latest seltzer stop in Miami came equipped with the rapper driving the CACTI truck through the streets, passing out the drink to whoever wanted it. At one point, Scott can be seen on video banging on a window as he and a cashier were swarmed by more than eager fans happy to catch a glimpse of him.

Travis Scott Cacti pic.twitter.com/swp7hVKuqE

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CACTI serves as the official drink sponsor of Rolling Loud Miami and has turned into yet another lucrative deal for the 29-year-old rapper. Days after the seltzer’s initial release in March, a spokesman reported CACTI set a record for the “highest rate of sale in a debut for any variety pack in Anheuser-Busch Seltzer history.”

Already among Hip Hop’s biggest brands, Scott’s CACTI ride through Miami echoes a similar stunt he pulled off in Los Angeles days after the selzter’s official launch.

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While preparing to make his first festival date of 2021, Scott is also preparing to hold court at his Astroworld Festival in November. The third edition of the popular Texas-based event now has a CACTI-style involvement as Scott announced fans who could not secure tickets to the festival could win them via 100 limited-edition signed cans of CACTI, good for two pairs of tickets to the sold-out event.

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Travis Scott Teases New Music Ahead of Rolling Loud Performance: ‘Remember This By Tonight’

Complex 24 July, 2021 - 02:07pm

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Ahead of his headlining performance Saturday night at Rolling Loud Miami, the Houston MC dropped a catchy snippet on his Twitter alongside a sunny new visual. And by the looks of it, he’s performing it tonight. 

“Hmm some one ask me how I’m starting I said this is how,” Trav wrote in all caps alongside the video. “Who can remember this by tonight.”

The video, soundtracked by the sticky new song, sees Trav hop in a whip as he dances around palm trees and commands a jet ski on sunny waters. And knowing Trav’s fans, they’ll probably memorize every scene from the video before tonight, too.

It’s been nearly a year since Trav last dropped a single of his own—“Franchise” with M.I.A. and Young Thug—and the rapper has since hopped on Baby Keem’s “Durag Activity” back in April. An unreleased Trav verse was also shared during Kanye West’s listening party for his reportedly pushed-back album Donda, too. It’s safe to say the man hasn’t been totally quiet, but tonight will be the loudest we’ve heard him in a minute. 

Travis Scott Teases New Music Ahead of Rolling Loud Performance: ‘Remember This By Tonight’

WPLG Local 10 24 July, 2021 - 02:07pm

© Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Ahead of his headlining performance Saturday night at Rolling Loud Miami, the Houston MC dropped a catchy snippet on his Twitter alongside a sunny new visual. And by the looks of it, he’s performing it tonight. 

“Hmm some one ask me how I’m starting I said this is how,” Trav wrote in all caps alongside the video. “Who can remember this by tonight.”

The video, soundtracked by the sticky new song, sees Trav hop in a whip as he dances around palm trees and commands a jet ski on sunny waters. And knowing Trav’s fans, they’ll probably memorize every scene from the video before tonight, too.

It’s been nearly a year since Trav last dropped a single of his own—“Franchise” with M.I.A. and Young Thug—and the rapper has since hopped on Baby Keem’s “Durag Activity” back in April. An unreleased Trav verse was also shared during Kanye West’s listening party for his reportedly pushed-back album Donda, too. It’s safe to say the man hasn’t been totally quiet, but tonight will be the loudest we’ve heard him in a minute. 

Travis Scott sparks a frenzy ahead of Rolling Loud festival in Miami

Daily Mail 24 July, 2021 - 11:28am

By Sam Joseph Semon For Dailymail.com

Travis Scott drew a big crowd while promoting his Cacti spiked seltzer in Miami on Friday.

The 30-year-old rapper was swarmed by supporters before his headlining set at the Rolling Loud festival.

The musician launched his alcoholic seltzer line earlier this year and has enjoyed widespread success following its initial debut in stores.

Making it big: Travis Scott drew a big crowd while promoting his Cacti spiked seltzer ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami on Friday

Prior to his appearance at the festival, Scott scared a trio of videos to his Instagram account to let his fans know that he wanted to interact with them during his time in Miami.

His first clip showed a large truck with the Cacti logo emblazoned across its side.

The Sicko Mode rapper made a point of telling his fans: 'if y'all see me sliding through these 305 streets, just say hello.'

The musician's second video showed him riding behind the truck as it made its way along Miami's motorways.

Major success: The rapper's product made its debut earlier this year and was an instant hit

Following up: Scott shared several videos following a Cacti-branded truck ahead of his promotional appearance

In another clip, Scott lounged in the backseat of a car while heading to an event for the alcoholic seltzer.

Travis sported a graphic-printed mask with several holes on the front, as well as an ornate necklace and a shirt bearing Cacti's logo.

The Antidote songwriter was also seen trying to open a locked door in a video that was shared to a fan's Twitter account on Friday afternoon. 

Travis Scott Cacti pic.twitter.com/swp7hVKuqE

Interesting outfit: Scott wore a Cacti shirt and a mask with several holes on its front in a video that was shared on his Instagram Story on Friday

Making a scene: The rapper was seen trying to open a locked door during his appearance at a market in a video that was shared to a fan's Twitter account

Cacti was initially made available to the public this past March and enjoyed a highly successful debut.

A spokesperson for the product told TMZ that the drink hit a record for 'highest rate of sale in a debut for any variety pack' in Anheuser-Busch's history.

Scott himself also spoke to the media outlet and expressed that Cacti's success has encouraged the people behind its development to invest further in its future. 

'The reaction to the product has the team and I motivated to go even harder as we plan out what's next for the brand. We are just getting started,' he said.

Big plans: Shortly after Cacti's release, Scott expressed that he and his team were 'just getting started' with their entrepreneurial efforts; he is seen during Paris Fashion Week in June

Scott has engaged in numerous partnerships with several companies over the past few years, many of which were notable successes.

The performer previously locked in a deal with Nike that, according to Forbes, earned him over $10 million a year.

He previously collaborated with McDonald's, where his self-named meal earned him $20 million at the end of his promotion.  

The musician expressed that he was excited about his future ventures and remarked that he was ready to go further with his respective ventures. 

'Right now, we're so locked in and we're so ambitious on the next level—to just show people what we can do,' Scott said. 

Making waves: The Sicko Mode rapper previously collaborated with companies such as Nike and McDonald's, with both promotions being notable successes; he is seen performing with Adam Levine at Super Bowl LIII in 2019

On Saturday, Scott shared an image of himself shopping in a Publix to his Instagram account.

The rapper was seen wearing the same mask and shirt from his Instagram Story while carrying what appeared to be a water container over his right arm.

Prior to making the photo public, the musician also shared a short clip from what seemed to be an upcoming music video.

He also wrote a brief message in the post's caption that read: 'SOME ONE ASK ME HOW IM STARTING TONIGHT OFF. IMA MAKING A ESCAPE. WHOS READYYY. I WANT THE RAGE TONIGHT.

Making it public: On Saturday, Scott shared a photo of himself shopping in a Publix to his Instagram account

New project: The rapper also shared a clip from what appeared to be a soon-to-be-released music video

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