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Half Moon on the Island

Just standing in the area to get in you can tell its just a different vibe. A different vibe from the scenery and two different vibes from the people. The first vibe was my initial thought which was cool and wavy. I like that vibe. Its just the kinda vibe i needed in my life seeing how i survived a major cold 2 days before. The other vibe was irritation, confusion and slightly pissed *because of the heat* . 20170708_142421That second vibe came from the festival starting late. 1 hour and 45 minutes late to be exact! Granted it rained the night before so that would be the reason why…but festival goers dont care about that man. They just wanna get the hell in. Once we were let in, we wandered. We wandered around because there was no music playing. They continued with the original schedule which was the Big Quite Meditation. I get that they wanted to stay with the schedule but it was already a hour and change late opening … Just Get  Right To The Music!!! *Forgive me for I was grouchy by now*20170708_142644 But shout out to Essentia Water! They keep me hydrated for free all day and the behind the booth was major eye candy. 20170708_144356By now all stages are playing music and everything is going as planned. I hung out in the beach area for a bit with Kitsuné present La Plage listening to the tunes and soaking up some much needed sun but the really place to be during the was the Solaar Stage. 20170708_152657I, of course made my was over to it which was a geometric shaped dome with a gigantic disco ball hanging from the center. Just that alone would get your attention but the music pulled you in all the way. There wasn’t a time it wasn’t packed in & outside of the dome.20170708_152932 I eventually went on the hunt for food and found Loosie Rouge. I honestly didnt realize how much i missed grilled corn on the cob til i had theirs. In between dancing my way back and forth between stages i got a chance to check out a few performances such as the Tops,  Abra and Connan Mockasin. 20170708_185816As I scooted my was to the front of the stage to wait for Kelela to perform  Dj Larry Heard took the stage and he was just what I needed. He was joined by Mister White who voice was just melodic. The music they played felt like an awakening; just free and magical. They had everyone dancing. 20170708_194749People came from backstage to dance on the side stage to witness all the greatness that was happening. By now im hype. I danced through their whole entire set and im ready for Kelela to take the stage. 20170708_222900She was just as awesome as I remember from the first I seen her perform. This time I knew the words to the songs unlike the last time. We even got to hear her new single from her upcoming album so we got a real treat. 20170708_223538Unfortunately i didnt stay fot Vic Mensa because from my stage hopping I lost my IPhone and had to go find it. Once I eventually got it back I headed home. Overall the Full Moon Festival waa nice. I was a very very laid back fest which was something i wasn’t expecting. I may return next year depending on who the performers are.

Until then I got 2 festivals left of the summer so stay tuned and as per usual check out the Instagram @in_attendance & Snapchat In attendance for all the in real time fun!

Almost 29 Rooms

.About 5 hours….that’s how long we: me and the hundreds of ppl waited to get into Refinery 29’s 29Rooms. 29Rooms is an art & fashion fun house made up with celebrity collaborations steaming from topics of beauty, music, the environment, etc; with each room carrying a different theme. The doors opened at 11am and I got there at 12. I already knew I was going to wait about 2 hour to get it but that was a mental understatement. The line wrapped around the building in a loop and just like every pop-up experience I kept telling myself with the sun beating down on body, the motto: YOLO! Literally about 30 mins from the entrance I was giving a scratch card to hopefully skip the line. Sure enough, blessed from the heavens and foot gods below it was the winning card. Extremely excited I gather the people around me who I chatted with for the 5 hours to skip the line and race inside….”WE MADE IT!!!!” We all screamed & took celebratory pics but once we entered I caught a glimpse of something as I  stared into the main hall…MORE FUCKING LINES!!! dsc_47941

To be honest it wasn’t that bad but it’s just the freaking principal!!!  Now the main question of this entire experience: Was it worth it?
Yes: because I met some really cool people, 29Rooms was definitely something to be seen and I can say I went & never have to go again & No: because after all of it I didn’t get to see all 29 rooms because of more fucking lines and the memory magically got misplaced after  that so I could post when I wanted  but I found it. So here are the rooms I made it to…Enjoy!!!

 

Afropunk 2016: Day 1

I went into it totally wrong. Thinking this is just a typical concert/music festival my mindset wasn’t able to appreciate it for what it actually is. It’s a celebration of music. It’s a celebration of being proud of who you are. It’s a celebration of creativity. It’s a celebration of blackness.DSC_4632 There is totally no judgement. Wear what you wanna wear. Show out for your peers, express your passion & creativity through you. And let me tell you it was definitely a fashion show to be seen.So many different hair styles & colors. So many pieces of artistic jewelry and patterned outfits it was truly site to see.DSC_4659 Honestly I was so busy looking at how people were dress I barely paid to much attention to the musical acts. The acts I did get attention to pay attention to were definitely worth it.DSC_4674 The first one I caught sight of was Qassim & The Juggernaut War Party. Their style and music was completely unique.Their energy never seemed to end. It seriously looked like a party on stage that you wish were apart of.I mean technically you were but not lol. As I wander aimlessly around passing market area which had amazing finds (sadly I only had cash for food) I stumbled upon Toyota Music Renegade Lab. They had a bunch of cool activities like turning cds in to records that actually play music, making a mini music video and marble body art.DSC_4642 Continuing to wander, I found the tricycle race. It is a very entertaining thing to matching adults race each other on tricycles. DSC_4697The next performance I caught was of Trash Talk a rock band from California. Honestly I wasn’t ready for them. I had no clue what to expect but boy did I get a lot. The voice powerful, the band on point, the excitement of the crowd…Unbelievable!
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There were mosh pits left & right, people crowd suffering,and  jumping off of the stage. At point he told everybody to leave the park and they  left only to run back in a create another huge mosh pit.
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After all of that I just stayed in one spot to not only recuperate but to wait for Tyler The Creator. While awaiting  The Creator we were blessed with tunes from DJ Yaadcore of Jamica , giving use reggae and Rastafarian vibes.  Once his set was done it was time for Tyler  and once again I wasn’t ready. And not for Tyler *I’m always ready for him* but the crowd! Myself & others were pushed and pulled like a trapped school of fish from people behind use trying to get closer to the stage.
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It got so bad that security had to help people over the barricade just so they wouldn’t get squashed to death * Yes I’m being a 5% dramatic but it was real*. Once the pushing calmed down. I was able to take in all the awesomeness of the performance. Once it was done I went home lol. There were other acts performing but after what I just survived I needed to rest.

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Can’t Call It Decent, More Like Epic!

I can’t call it Mad just because it was FREAKING EPIC!!! The usual 2 days of music, with great people and AMAZEBALL performances. Day one started off with Neo Fresco & Fki 1st who got the party started.
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Next Gryffin took the stage and as soon and he got into a groove Mother Nature  (this bitch!) decides to provide us with rain…And  not just a regular shower, a freak wind pushing down pour for about 20 mins. It got so bad that the shut shit down and told us to vacate the premises. Did we listen? HELL NO! We stayed and banded together like the music lovers we are. Some rushed the field with security chasing them. Eventually they gave up and so did the rain. Fully soaked we ran back to continue the party.
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Next up was Alison Wonderland who was great. Then Tory Lanez who’s set a sat through because I needed to save my energy for the evenings main attractions. Dillon Fucking Francis open his set with the Pokémon theme song. I truly fall in love with him at that moment.
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I’m pretty sure you could here us screaming “Pokémon” 3 block away. He continued to set fire to our asses track after track he played. Last but not least DIPLO!!! Of course he kept us dancing till the very last minute.

Day two started off with Boombox Cartel and next up was Big Wild. I enjoyed him tremendously. He was what I like to call the conductor of the Groove Train.
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It’s like he takes you on a ride and you don’t wanna get off. He brought out the drum machine , a keyboard and even whistled on a track…To me that was hot! I appreciate the little things. Now Party Khan, Party Khan, PARTY KHAN!!! The link up of Party Favor and Valentino Khan was the best thing ever. I don’t think I danced so much in a short period of time it was amazing.
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If could afford to go to every show they play at I would, it was that good. Slushii hit the stage next. I was my first time hearing him play and I will say I enjoyed what I heard. Making her way back into the music world after a bit of legal stuff was Ke$ha or what I like to call her Miss Thickness. She looked amazing. I mean expected nothing less but she put in a bit of weight and it went to all the right places.
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While she performed I mostly stood there in awe of her legs. Her thighs made me jealous. After the beautiful Ke$ha was Boi-1da. Now to my knowledge he is one of Drakes producers and he started his set playing the 6God. I thought it was just going to be the Drake hour which no one would ever complain about but Drake actually appeared and performed.
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When I say the crowd went wild, they went there and beyond when he hit the stage. He gave us the best surprise of the day. We all needed a bit of rest after it was all over. Zeds Dead put us right back on the dance floor or shall I say field. The closers of the night was Dj Snake. He had so much freaking energy. I think he would have keep playing til the next day if they let him but sadly they didn’t.
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However when we thought it was all over and done he came back with a bit of an encore. I could tell he really loves his job.

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Air Sex

YES! Air Sex is a thing. It is the act of having imaginary sex with ones self, objects  or a partner. I first stumble upon it via video (the UK version) and it was all forms of raunchy & hilarious.
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I didn’t believe it was actually a thing til I got an email about a show in NYC. I never made it to that show because of an illness but  this show was totally worth it. In this filming of Air Sex it was actually the champions. 4 contestants battle it out via air sex it til only one is the champ.
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They get judged too, not only by an audience *me & others* but by actual judges and one of them happened to be T-Pain. May God bless T-Pain lol. He is was what I like to call “NICELY” intoxicated.
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His commentary either made you laugh or just squint your eyes in confusion and question yourself “like did he really just say that?”. I mean it was all in good fun but some of us weren’t ready for Mr. Pain lol.”Sucking it, Ducking it and Bucking it” was what he called it. Each contestants had a theme. One  played a dirty bouncer, naughty school girl, a horny you grandma, & a bride on her wedding  but my faves were the first timer at a gay club, the naughty nun and the farmer and his dog.
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Some freaky stuff went down on that penis shaped stage. I notice a lot of “back door” finger action going on with either women performing it on their imaginary partner or the guys just inserting it themselves for that extra pleasure. Who knew a finger in butt would be so popular lmao.
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Sadly it hasn’t aired yet and I’m not sure when it will but looking for it on either MTV or MTV2.

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Sweet Home North Carolina

I finally made it! My friend of more than 11 years moved to the south in 2005 and I finally made it down there to see her this year. Yeah I’m late as hell but better late then never right??? We did the normal girly stuff like shopping, food and going out but she made me uber excited when she mentioned Carowinds.

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I used to live down there so the name was familiar but I had no clue what it was like now because when I was there it was early 90’s. All I knew was it was an amusement park but WOW! MY how things have changed. It was awesome!!!

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Over 8 roller coasters, random dinosaurs scattered throughout, high flying rides and great food. The park had 2 interactive ride but the one I was super hype about was Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 3Z.

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We pretty much had to kill zombies or plants depending on what side you were on. Being the light gamer that I am I placed in the top 10 and my best friend placed top 3.

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Coaster after coaster I got on and it was all fun until I got on the Caroline Cyclone. That was one of the worst coasters I’ve been on since the Scream Machine at Six Flags. TERRIBLE, JUST SO ABUSIVE!!! But that didn’t stop me. My grand finale of the day was conquering the Fury 325. According to the park it is the fastest, tallest Gig coaster in the world. *Go Google Gig Coaster, I had too* It was everything I thought it was…Tall as hell!

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Now it’s just naturally scary going up extremely high but looking down as you fall 325 ft at the speed of more than 50 miles per hour will make you want to piss yourself. I bravely opened my eyes to witness the fall as I  scream “Oh Shit”. After that everything was a piece of cake knowing I didn’t die. Once I landed back on solid ground a yelled to my friend “I survived” and then we ate funnel cake.

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All Renaissance

This by far was one of the most glamorous event I have attended. The reboot/debut of  The Renaissance Hotel in NYC was beyond what  I expected. As you can see by the photo they had lots of beautiful lights. I personally have a thing for lights so I was in heaven.

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Not only were there amazing lights but there were 2 photo booths, an all night open bar and some bomb ass finger food being passed about by some very pretty people. I tried to take a  good picture of the corn but it almost fell and I needed to save it with my mouth.
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The music duo The Knock who I ran into at another event *we’ve never met* played a dj set that got the crowd moving. It was so much going on I think everyone was happy with that but then they brought out the legend Wyclef Jean. He did his thing!!!! He sang his hits, play his guitar and piano, jumped off stage into the crowd, sang and jumped around with us,  DJayed and danced with a very cute elderly photographer (I felt it was passed her bedtime). Overall I had an AMAZEBALL time!

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*Gotta love his shit*

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