The all-day event began in the morning with the Wango Tango village that was open to the public to enjoy free games and prizes and even a Ferris wheel overlooking the arena. The day long concert began with R5 as the opening act. The boys wanted to shed their Disney image appearing on stage with an edgier punk rock look. They warmed up the stage for the official concert performance by OneRepublic who started their with their hit “Apologize” followed by “Secrets,” “Good Life”, their current single “Counting Stars” and ending with “If I Lose Myself.”
Next up was A great Big World who introduced Christina Aguilera to the stage. She wore a black fitting dress showing off her baby bump and explaining her breathlessness was from sprinting to the stage. The pregnant pop star performed her duet of the popular ballad “Say Something” ending the set.
Next up was B.o.B. with “Airplanes” followed by Ariana Grande in a black and white crop top, mini skirt and now infamous thigh high go-go boots. The young songstress performed a few of her hits before introducing Iggy Azalea to the stage for their smash “One Less Problem.” Next up Iggy performed her own single featuring Charli XCX “Fancy” which got the crowd hyped and singing along. Maroon 5 was next with lead singer Adam Levine rocking his new bleach blonde locks. The rocker sported a striped t-shirt showing off his tattooed sleeves as they performed “Stereo Hearts” with a shout out to Travie McCoy, “Moves like Jagger” without Christina joining the stage ending with Levine in an electric guitar solo. Before performing “Payphone,” Levine reminisced on the band’s 2004 Wango Tango performance joking “Half of you guys weren’t even alive. So welcome.”
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, got the crowed waving their glow sticks to “Feel so close,” “I Need Your Love” and “Sweet Nothing” followed by Paramore with “Ain’t It fun?” and “Still Into You” and DJ Zedd’s “Clarity.” Columbian superstar, Shakira, rocked out exposing her bejeweled bra under a shredded tee with “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” current single “Empire” and “Hips Don’t Lie”. Ed Sheeran was next in a red flannel shirt and his acoustic guitar in hand. He performed “A Team” and his brand new single “Sing” off of his “X” album.
EDM legend DJ Tiesto closed out the show to a sea of glow sticks raised by a jumping crowd dancing to the DJ’s remix of John Legend’s current single “All Of Me,” “Escape Me,” and “Red Lights.” Wango Tango was another epic event and we can’t wait for next year.
Check out these photos which are featured on the KIIS FM web site and were taken by Andrew Hrera.