Rolling Loud is a sensory overload experience. Whether it’s the flashing lights onstage or the general chaos in the crowd, there’s always a lot to take in. And when it takes place on Halloween weekend, the scene is even more out of control. You’ll find A-list rappers dressed up as Michael Myers onstage, cheered on by monsters (and random pop culture references) in the crowd. It’s a festival full of people who want to party, taking place on a weekend that’s suited for exactly that.
This year, in addition to publishing a recap by two Complex Music staff writers (which you can read here), we sent our photographer David Cabrera to capture the sights at Rolling Loud New York 2021. For three days and nights, he brought his camera to the main stages, backstage, and into the pit. Here’s what he brought back.