On Thursday (Feb. 13) night, REVOLT Media & TV lit Chicago up with a REVOLT House event, which featured a special performance by the one and only Tory Lanez at ROOF on TheWit, to kick off basketball’s biggest weekend. Taking place from 8 pm CT to 1 am CT, the evening was free with an RSVP. The open bar, hor d’oeuvres, pizza bars, and photo activation kept the night fun and exciting as fans waited for Tory to hit the stage.
In the past, REVOLT House has featured performances from artists like Jhene Aiko, Rick Ross, Kash Doll, and DMX across cities like Miami, Los Angeles, and Austin. Chicago is a staple in hip hop, sports and culture, so it was only right that REVOLT came to the city to shut it down. Let’s get into the top five highlights from last night’s REVOLT House Chicago.
1. The venue
REVOLT spared no expense for this event, which took place in TheWit hotel, located in the heart of The Loop in downtown Chicago. The rooftop view was immediately breathtaking as soon as you walked in. Chicago has one of the best skylines in the country and guests could see most of it from there. The spot was spacious, and had plenty of standing and sitting room for guests. On one side, there was seating, bars, and a photo activation. On the other side of the venue, there was the stage, reserved seating, a dance floor, and another bar.
2. Free food and drinks
Honestly, what’s better than free food and drinks? D’usse had the crowd lit all night with their sponsored open bar from 8 pm to 10 pm. Didn’t get a chance to stop and grab food before the party started? Don’t worry. REVOLT had you covered. Staff of TheWit passed out hor d’oeuvres for the first few hours of the night. Attendees could choose from mini sliders, avocado toast, and grilled shrimp. When the hor d’oeuvres stopped, two flatbread pizza bars were opened up for guests to enjoy.
3. Photo Activation
A REVOLT photo activation was set up for guests to commemorate the night. Guests grabbed their friends, and took pictures and boomerang videos. There were dress up items that you could wear in your photos, as well, like hats and feather boas. Photos were sent straight to your email where you could download them and post them to you social media accounts. Make sure you tag #REVOLTHouse in them!
4. DJ Mile High on the 1’s and 2’s
WGCI’s own DJ Mile High had the crowd turnt. He played everything under the sun from throwbacks like “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It” by Dem Franchize Boyz to “The Box” by Roddy Ricch. Guests hit the dance floor to show off their moves all night long. He even took phones from guests to record videos of the crowd from the stage.
5. Last, but certainly not least, Tory Lanez’s performance
It might have been 0 degrees outside, but Tory Lanez had the stage on fire. He had the crowd on their feet as he performed a plethora of hits from his discography. The star kicked off his performance with his newly released single “Broke In A Minute.” He followed up with performances of his hits like “Jerry Sprunger,” “Talk tO Me,” “Litty,” and “LUV.” The Chixtape 5 rapper thanked all of his fans for supporting him and even invited a female fan onstage to dance with him. His performance was high-energy and gave the crowd the right amount of heat they needed to stay warm in the Chicago weather.