PHOTOS: Something in the Water festival at the Oceanfront

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Pharrell performs "Happy" during his performance. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Brett Hall

(Taylor O'Bier)

Pharrell surprised the crowd with an appearance from Jay-Z. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pharrell surprised the crowd with an appearance from Jay-Z. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pharrell performs "Happy" during his performance. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pharrell performs "Happy" during his performance. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pharrell performs "Happy" during his performance. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pharrell performs "Happy" during his performance. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pharrell performs "Happy" during his performance. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pharrell performs "Happy" during his performance. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pharrell surprised the crowd with an appearance from Jay-Z. WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

Pop-Up Church Service. WAVY Photo, Andy Fox

(Taylor O'Bier)

WAVY Photo, Taylor O'Bier 

"We know everyone’s disappointed by tonight’s cancellation but we want everyone to be safe and our deputies stand ready to resume traffic duty tomorrow! #SITWfest #publicsafety" -- VB Sheriff's Office

Before heading to Something in the Water, Missy Elliot -- a graduate of Woodrow Wilson H.S. -- donated $25,000 to her alma mater!

(William Armbruster)

Crowd lines up to get into Something in the Water (William Armbruster)

Crowds begin to form on the boardwalk as clouds move out. 

(William Armbruster)

The sun returns and people begin to line up for Something in the Water festival.

(William Armbruster)

The clouds clear and sunlight arrives ahead of Something in the Water festival.

(William Armbruster)

The clouds clear and sunlight arrives ahead of Something in the Water festival.

(William Armbruster)

Buses line up outside of Park N' Ride to transport festival goers to the venue.

(William Armbruster)

First responders gear for the first day of the Something in the Water Festival. Courtesy: Virginia Beach EMS 

First responders gear for the first day of the Something in the Water Festival. Courtesy: Virginia Beach EMS 

First responders gear for the first day of the Something in the Water Festival. Courtesy: Virginia Beach EMS 

First responders gear for the first day of the Something in the Water Festival. Courtesy: Virginia Beach EMS 

Clouds move in towards the Oceanfront during the early afternoon of the first day of the festival. WAVY Photo, Kevin Romm

Clouds move in towards the Oceanfront during the early afternoon of the first day of the festival. WAVY Photo, Kevin Romm

Clouds move in towards the Oceanfront during the early afternoon of the first day of the festival. WAVY Photo, Kevin Romm

Pharrell speaks during one of the many conversations being held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center during the first day of the festival. WAVY Photo, Tamara Scott. 

(Taylor O'Bier)

First responders have arrived at the Oceanfront. WAVY Photo, Andy Fox

(Taylor O'Bier)

Clouds move in towards the Oceanfront during the early afternoon of the first day of the festival. WAVY Photo, Kara Dixon

(Taylor O'Bier)