Gov Ball Live: Tove Lo flashes NYC and Shaq shocks as Day 2 energy ramps up

New York, New York - Day two of Governors Ball music festival is underway, and TAG24 NEWS is on the ground to soak up the energy on Saturday.

Tove Lo (l.) and Shaq, aka DJ Diesel, served Saturday afternoon's biggest moments at Gov Ball NYC.
Tove Lo (l.) and Shaq, aka DJ Diesel, served Saturday afternoon's biggest moments at Gov Ball NYC.  © Collage: TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

The rain was just barely holding off at Citi Field in New York City on Saturday, as festival-goers danced under gray skies and the occasional water droplet on the second day of the Big Apple-based fest.

But the sprinkling couldn't dampen the good time, and only added to the anticipation in the air for the weather to come – possible thunderstorms – and Halsey headlining on Saturday night.

"This is my first music festival," concertgoer Sarah told TAG24 outside the GOVBALLNYC Stage. She made the trip from Long Island, and said she was having an "awesome" first day at the event.

Earlier on, piano man Tom Odell hit all the feels at the top of the day. The Brit was said to be in town for just 24 hours for the show.

"I didn't know him before. It was super emotional," one fan said of Odell's set. "I didn't expect it."

Up-and-comers Peach Tree Rascals gave chill '90s R&B vibes and showed off their fire 'fits – complete with giant butterfly hair clips. They told the crowd stories about their come up as a group in between songs.

Soon after, Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo delivered one of the most jaw-dropping moments of the festival yet.

DJ Diesel, aka Shaq, hit the decks with some heavy EDM, and the crowd was here for it.
DJ Diesel, aka Shaq, hit the decks with some heavy EDM, and the crowd was here for it.  © Taylor Kamnetz
Tove Lo took Talking Bodies to a whole new level.
Tove Lo took Talking Bodies to a whole new level.  © Taylor Kamnetz

Gov Ball ramps up on Day 2 afternoon

Tove Lo (l.) shined with glitter and bold moves, flashing the audience and electrifying fans.
Tove Lo (l.) shined with glitter and bold moves, flashing the audience and electrifying fans.  © Collage: TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

Tove Lo took her song Talking Bodies to a whole new level as she teased the audience during the bridge of the song, then promptly flashed the crowd – lifting her top and letting it all hang out for NYC.

She then instructed the crowd to "get down low" and jump all together as she surged into her next song – appropriately titled Disco Tits.

It was enough to make everyone Stay High, her most popular track, which she played at the end of her set.

Next up, DJ Vision hyped up the crowd for YG, urging everyone to "open up the mosh pit" to start the rage fest.

When YG arrived, he had a strong message for the former president: "We in New York City, right? F**k Donald Trump," he shouted, as he steamrolled into his song of the same name that inspired the crowd to chant the lyrics after it wrapped.

On the neighboring stage, Shaquille O'Neal played a hard-hitting set as DJ Diesel. As one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history, the seven-foot-one star is the only athlete with a platinum-selling album – a rap record in 1993. Since then, he's been called "the biggest DJ in the world" – and his Gov Ball set lived up to the title.

"You want me to come out there?" Shaq teased the crowd as he remixed Linkin Park's In The End with heavy hitting EDM beats. Fans went wild as the bass could be felt vibrating throughout the festival grounds, and the set only soared from there.

Surprisingly, Shaq, of all people, may have delivered our favorite performance at the fest so far.

Despite only being halfway through Gov Ball weekend, the electricity pulsing through Citi Field is getting everyone psyched for even more to come.

Cover photo: Collage: TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

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