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Hangout Tune Competition has been on my song pageant bucket record for rather awhile now. I to start with bought tickets in 2019, after which the pageant was once cancelled in 2020 and once more in 2021 because of Covid, so after I were given affirmation that this 12 months was once if truth be told taking place, I used to be in reality excited. I used to be hoping that the pageant would are living as much as the entire hype, and I’ve to mention, it in reality did. From the instant that I scanned my wristband and walked in, I had a good time. Being on the true seashore equipped a pleasant breeze right through the day, and status at the stand made it simple to kick your sneakers off and dance all the way through units. Some gala’s have a tendency to get overcrowded by way of the evenings, however there was once numerous house to transport round and notice the level with out feeling driven by way of the group.

The web site boasts, “Hangout is a 3 day pageant at the white sand seashores of Gulf Shores, AL. It’s a spot to assemble your staff of pals, throw in your favourite bathing swimsuit and hit the seashore for some solar, a laugh, and a good time.” The one deterrent from a laugh this weekend was once absolutely the monsoon that came about on Sunday. It began drizzling within the afternoon, and by way of Jack Harlow’s night time set, it was once all-out pouring. That didn’t appear to prevent folks from dancing and taking part in themselves, and by chance the pageant by no means needed to close down because of the rain.

Now let’s communicate song. Hangout boasted a completely stacked lineup this 12 months: from headliners Put up Malone, Fall Out Boy, Zedd, Halsey, Illenium, Leon Bridges, and Tame Impala, to Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow, Phoebe Bridgers, and Louis the Kid. Whew. Speak about some large names, and a pleasant selection in style, too. BMI had a Mermaid level for up-and-coming artists, with bands like Hastings, Renforshort, and Paul Cauthen appearing.

Leon Bridges

There have been most effective two large artist cancellations: DJ Diesel (Shaq) and Doja Cat, who needed to have vocal surgical treatment and has cancelled her whole pageant summer time run. In a shocking remaining minute feat, Hangout controlled to protected Griz to interchange Doja, which ended up being some of the highest units of all of the weekend.

It wouldn’t be a pageant with out some surprises. Zedd introduced out Marren Morris to accomplish their hit music, “The Heart” and The Band Camino introduced out Chelsea Cutler to sing “Crying Over You.” Jack Harlow premiered his new unmarried, “Dua Lipa” which was once the primary time he had performed it are living. And Halsey painted on an enormous canvas whilst making a song, “Be Sort.”

There was once lots to do in between song, from sand volleyball at Camp Hangout to a Curler Skate Disco, a marriage chapel, a Ferris wheel and a psychedelic bus to take lovely fest footage. The VIP house was once any other superior house to cool in. There have been swimming pools it’s essential hand around in whilst gazing the primary level, food and drink, somewhat sweet station, in addition to grass turf that were rolled out in the event you didn’t need to sit down at the sand and a shaded picnic house.

Total, it was once a really perfect weekend at the seashore and undoubtedly a a laugh pageant to take a look at. The weekend ended with an attractive fireworks show and “Candy House Alabama” being performed over the loudspeakers.


Chelsea Cutler

The Band Camino



Footage + Tale / Gaby Deimeke


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