The cold rain did not stop the 2018 Jubilee concert-goers from seeing Waka Flocka Flame with openers DJ Luke Nasty and Hollywood COLD on Saturday night.
Hooker Fields was opened at 5:30 p.m. and only a handful of people walked in, probably because the temperature was nearing 39 degrees and the rain was threatening to turn to sleet. Hollywood COLD was set to start the concert at 5:45, but a combination of technical issues and the rain delayed the start.
Despite all of the weather conditions and the slight delay, the crowd was pumped up from the moment they walked in. Even as the night went on, the temperature went down and the rain got harder, the crowd got bigger and more enthusiastic.
The small handful of people had doubled by the time DJ Luke Nasty came on stage and then doubled again when Waka himself came on around 8 p.m. The energy steadily went up throughout the night.
“We sold around 2,800 tickets, and with the rain you can expect some people to not show up — but we are hoping for a crowd of at least 2,300,”T.J. Wallace, an entertainment committee member for the Carolina Union Activities Board, said before the show.