1) the scorching heat (I almost passed out from it)
2) the standing up for several hours
3) the rude people who either step in front of you while you are recording a performance or the people who say “excuse me” in the crowd only to stand in front of you (not to mention people doing obnoxious things like blowing bubbles in your face while you are right next to them)!!
Even winning a backstage pass did not help because the sitting area for people with these passes was obscured from the stage (I need to try getting a press badge next time or they need to rearrange the backstage area to a sectioned off place at the front of the stage).
Anyway, of what I could enjoy of the show: DJ King Britt introduced the show and played between the two performances with a mix of funk, afrobeat and other danceable music to stir the crowd. The first performing act, Sinkane played songs off his latest album, Mars, which were synthesizer trippy with multiple guitar melodies yet had the audience moving.