On July 24th, Vanilla Ice — with legendary rap duo Tag Team as direct support — took over Day One of the Tequila & Taco Festival in Ventura, California. As tacos were served abundantly from all kinds of local vendors, Tag Team started off the night with their original old-school style rap. Tag Team is best known for their single “Whoomp! (There It Is)”… in case you need a 90s refresher course. Their energetic stage presence definitely got the crowd going and excited for Vanilla Ice.
Vanilla Ice was the musical headliner for Saturday night, for Day Two of the fest was tacos only.
The iconic rapper brought a lot of people up onstage to dance with him, too! While performing his nostalgic Ninja Rap, Vanilla Ice had a few backup dancers dressed up as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The whole show was more like an intimate performance than just a regular concert. This was my first time seeing Vanilla Ice and he is definitely someone who is still a must-see! If either Tag Team or Vanilla Ice makes a stop in a city near you, do not hesitate to grab a ticket or two! Definitely one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time!
Photography by Gunnar Velten