Movement Pulses With Public Enemy, Record Crowd
May 28th, 2012, 1:53 PM
Public Enemy's hour-long set on Movement's main stage closed off a pulsating Sunday that saw an increase of nearly 10,000 fans from Saturday and topped the previous record high of 34,820, set on the fest's first day in 2011. Attendance counts prior to 2006 were estimated; counts became accurate when the festival became a paid event.
Two-day crowds of 70,746 put organizers goal of a total of 100,000 fans for the weekend well within reach. Last year's crowds fell just shy of the 100,000 mark.
Introduced by another rap legend, Ice-T, Public Enemy gave the crowd a set that had Chuck D and Flavor Flav — backed by a DJ and a live band — kicking out classic after classic, including "Rebel Without a Pause," "911 is a Joke" and "Welcome to the Terrordome."