Who is Adrian and Why is Everyone Going to His Kickback?


If you grew up in southern California or have lived in southern Cali for any length of time then you most likely have been to at least one kickback. Bigger than a small gathering but not large enough to be considered a major party event, kickbacks are traditionally laidback functions with good music, close friends and tons of liquor. 

One TikToker is taking the lowkey-ness of the typical kickback to potentially the level of the 2012 film “Project X.” Adrian, known as adrian.lopez517 on TikTok, has gone viral for posting a promotional TikTok video for his upcoming kickback “Adrian’s Kickback” in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday (May 22). As of now the major TikTok video has gotten over 17 million views, and is trending all over Twitter and TikTok respectively. 

After Adrian’s identity reveal on TikTok the popularity of his kickback skyrocketed, causing even more individuals to want to attend.


#duet with @grivrz y’all wanna know who Adrian is, HERE YALL GO ‼️🙏🏽🙏🏽 POP OUT WE FINNA GO UP‼️🚨 @callme.dezuno #adrianskickback #party #beach

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Some are even willing to travel to go to the kickback.

“Might drive from reno to OC just to go to #adrianskickback,” one user tweeted. 

TikToker @hopemyfamwontfindme shared that she would be driving hours in order to go to Adrian’s Kickback.

The initial ambiguity of Adrian, Adrian’s viral TikTok videos and the Twitter discussions surrounding Adrian’s Kickback is what makes the event so highly anticipated. The event has even drawn attention from the Huntington Beach Police Department. Although the HBPD hadn’t mentioned Adrian’s Kickback verbatim, it was implied in their latest tweets. 

“(1 of 2) We are actively monitoring multiple social media posts advertising a large gathering on the beach this weekend. The safety & well-being of our residents, visitors, businesses & motorists is paramount, which is why the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD),” HBPD said in a tweet.

The HBPD followed-up in a second tweet stating, “(2 of 2) …is taking significant steps to prepare for the potential influx of visitors, including working closely with our regional public safety partners.  Toward that end, the HBPD will also be strictly enforcing all applicable laws & ordinances throughout the weekend.”

As talk continues to surround the event, and lands on HBPD’s radar, the excitement for the kickback is steadily growing. At this rate, Adrian’s Kickback may become the real life Project X.

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