Kanye and friends surprised a local bar for the "Ye" after party.
Kanye West's Ye album listening party was an exciting moment for those involved. As they all crowded around the campfire to hear Kanye's new magnum opus, the country spirit of Wyoming managed to infect them, which they demonstrated at the after party a little while later.
After the listening session was completed, Kanye brought the whole G.O.O.D. music crew, as well as many others, to Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson, Wyoming, for the after party. Their arrival was completely unexpected by the patrons, and a bluegrass band was playing a small show at the bar when over 700 people arrived.
In an interview with Pigeons & Planes, the band, titled Lectric Fence, had very little idea what was happening.
"We had maybe 100 people in there and it was starting to peter out a little bit around 11 o'clock or so, because it's a school night," said Lectric Fence frontman, Poot McFarlin."My wife is a prodigious marketer, so she had a bunch of local folk there, but they were starting to trickle out. Then all hell broke loose."
Immediately Teyana Taylor and Lil Yachty made their way to the front of the venue and kicked off a real life hootenanny. One attendee even captured footage of Yachty getting down to the band's music. They were unfortunately only allowed to play one more song before having to step off the stage, but the experience was still exciting.
"It jazzed us up. You know, any time your crowd picks up and they're paying attention to you, that's motivating. A bunch of beautiful people jumping around on the dance floor is always motivating," said McFarlin.