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Thousands of Foos Invaded DTLA for the Foos Gone Wild Show, Here’s the Sickest Moments (Photos)

[dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]ore than 2,000 law-abiding citizens wearing knee-high tube socks, white t-shirts, SHAKA shants, and perfectly creased Dickies shorts posted up to the Novo at L.A. Live last Saturday night to catch the @FoosGoneWild live show. 

For one night only, the wildly clever comment section came to life on the stage. 

Following a sold-out performance at the Observatory in Orange County in July, Lil Mr. E, the anonymous founder and content creator behind the 1.5 million-follower-strong iconic Instagram account, essentially threw a massive kickback in downtown L.A. The show was a mix of skits, appearances by the real-life foos behind his most viral posts, and up-and-coming hip-hop sets by various opening acts curated by artist Cypress Moreno. His massive lineup included Feefa, Coyote, and 1TakeJay, among many more. DJs kept the crowd dancing all night long, playing a mix of cumbia, west coast hip hop, and ska, which led to a ska punk-fueled skanking pit to the music of Red Store Bums. 

But at 11 PM, as the lights dimmed and the Flight of the Valkyries blasted through the Novo’s speaker system, and clips from José Luis Sin Censura played in the background, no one ever expected the following surprise guest: José Luis, the legend himself. Wearing OG Locs and in his signature tight-fitting suit, the star behind the short-lived but very popular daytime show on local Spanish television came on stage and introduced Lil Mr. E, Complete with all the “Oh hell yeah” soundbites the crowd can handle and his signature “traaaanquilo, traaaanquilo” catchline. 

Lil Mr. E came out from a life-sized “My Lil Homeboy” and performed every single hit from the Foos Gone Wild discography.    

Among the handful of surprise guests that Lil Mr. E hosted were Irving Camacho, the brave security guard who fended off a member of the press recording video in his territory in San Diego, Frank “The Commitment Soldier” Hernandez, the cholo ninja from Highland Park, KushOfferson, and a boxing “Edgar Fight” with celebrity ref Chicano UFC star daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez.   

The performance ended with a surprise performance by the pioneering Chicano rapper Kid Frost.  

Jeff Weiss, One of the visionaries behind The LAnd Magazine and L.A.’s leading music writer who attended the show, summed it up for L.A. TACO the best:

The Foos gone wild show was the most LA shit that I've seen in years. The answer to what is the opposite of an iced oat milk latte from Erewhon? Mr.  E. kicked raps infused with overwhelming sickness. Cypress Moreno remains the city's best DJ, DoKnow has emerged as one of funniest people on the West Coast, and battle between the two Edgar's will go down in history as the most memorable fight since Tyson bit Holyfield's ear.

All photos by Erwin Recinos for L.A. TACO

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