We woke up on the second day of WayHome to the blazing sun for set from Los Angeles R&B outfit THEY. The duo comprised of Dante Jones and Drew Love initiated the audience into their “wolf pack” and delivered a massive set featuring their blend of new-age R&B and grungey rap – a perfect start to Day 2.
The crowd in front of the WayBright stage was full of buzzy anticipation for Jazz Cartier’s evening performance. After ground-shaking performances of bangers like “New Religion” and “Tempted,” Jazz dared the crowd to beat him in a race across the festival to a nearby poutine truck which he proceeded to climb up and jump from. But is it really a Jazz Cartier show without a stage dive?
We made our way back WayAway to catch Toronto punk rockers PUP. Considering the band tours almost all year round, they transitioned seamlessly from sound check into their opener and the crowd responded accordingly moshing and head banging as they performed tracks from their self-titled debut and 2016’s The Dream Is Over.
By the time the evening had started, the main stage was crowded for Imagine Dragons. Lead vocalist Dan Reynolds began the set with a quick speech about the power of love and music before launching into a massive hit-filled set including “Radioactive,” “Believer,” “Thunder,” “Demons” and more.
We closed off day two with an intricate light inducing performance from UK producer Mura Masa featuring many awesome cuts off his recent self-titled debut album. Although the project is extremely feature-heavy, Mura Masa held his own during the set with the help of his intimate light show.