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TUESDAY, June 11 –– Common Ground Music Festival hosted the “I Love The ‘90s” tour Friday at the Cooley Law Stadium. Hardcore fans dressed up in iconic fashion trends of the decade, including fringe pants, color blocked jackets, Nickelodeon tees and a whole lot of denim. When asked why this decade is still celebrated almost 20 years later, concert-goers said that nothing has topped the era that birthed NSync-type boy bands and girl power groups, Nirvana and pop punk. Also mentioned were game-changing rap and hip-hop artists like 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Ice Cube.
A time when the faces of music reflected a new, progressive age, it’s no wonder why fans of the decade enjoyed a diverse selection of its music. This "‘90s Tour" stop primarily highlighted hip-hop and all-male groups with performances from Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Coolio, Kid ‘N Play, All-4-One, Young MC and C&C Music Factory with Freedom Williams.
Along with the bangin’ music, this throwback tour brought out the nostalgia of a distraction-free decade. Patrons reflected on “the good ol’ days” when their childhood memories consisted of Saturday morning cartoons, playing outside and meeting new people face-to-face. During his set, Vanilla Ice paused to tell younger audiences to “skip the Snap-crap,” referring to the popular mobile app Snapchat, "and make some real memories."