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. 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. 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. 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. Continuing to wander, I found the tricycle race. It is a very entertaining thing to matching adults race each other on tricycles. The 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!
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.
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.
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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It’s Comic Con Time!!! Along with the coming of the Con they have created something called Super Week where they have event related to Comic Con such as extra panels, after parties & videos games events. One of the Greatest companies in the world: Harmonix released one of the Greatest games in the world: Rockband and it’s the 4th one. Yes Rockband 4 is coming after a long hiatus & they had a party for it. Held at the Hard Rock Cafe we were given the opportunity to play the game as much as we liked with own made up rock band (friends or strangers aka new friends). Seeing how I am slightly addicted to this game I was in heaven. Their whole dlc catalog was available for playing as well as the song list of Rockband 4. One of the games newest feature is the guitar solo where it provides you more control in creating your own solo. I decided to give it a try and sucked hard at it, think i’ll just stick to the drummers.The best part about the whole night was talking to the developers and finding out that all of the dlc that I bought & play for previous games will work with the new one. I will definitely be getting this game and rocking out on the drums like a rock star!
AfroPunk I missed you last year due to working at a great sleep away camp but it was 100% free then *(so I was told) low key kicks myself*. Sadly its is no longer free and I already brought tickets to a 2 day event for the summer so what am I to do??? Go to the 100% free one DUH!! Afropunk gave the lucky people who knew about it, a free preview of a little of what you can expect from the paid event & boy it was worth switching my day off. The Performers: Lion Babe, The Skins & Vintage Trouble. Lion Babe makes R&B music with a groove that make you want to jump around & sing or do a sexy dance in the mirror & sing, you get to choose. The Skins are a banging rock band from Brooklyn *SHOUT OUT TO BK* who actually performed last year at Afropunk. I actually seen them do a sound check at Sonos Studio while making a speaker. I know right a speaker….but during that moment they grabbed the attention of everyone in the room. Gladly I had my camera on my so I got a few cool pics. Now on to Vintage Trouble. I had no clue who they were but they let that be known ASAP. Their music is combo of country, rock, R&B, blues, & a hint of church. Now the lead singer TY & I had a connection. Okay I know what your thinking: LIES!!! But I wasn’t the only one who seen it. He knew I was taking pictures of him & would dead in my direction into my lens. It felt one of those movies, where at any point he was going to jump of stage (which he did), come straight to me, grab me by that back of my neck, bust out a high note into the mic while dipping me and I faint on the spot (Which didn’t happen). It was just one of those things you just have to be there for. For more pics click HERE!!!
SN: Check Out My Snapchat: Inattendance & my personal IG: Freespiritstuff this weekend I’ll be at Mad Decent Block Party both days.
Do to an untimely sickness I’ve been on house arrest but I’m alive…So I wander into Paper Garden Record Headquarters for a intimate concert that included it’s own artist by the name of Michael Hix & guest Ludwig & band Wilson. First of all Paper Garden Records HQ is beyond cute, a nice all white loft with gobs of sunny light & secondly the concert was one of a kind. I love it when I’m exposed to new music and that’s exactly what Michael Hix did. He play what I can only described as cinematic music. I felt like every song he played belonged in a movie scene involving water & deep thought about a new exciting yet unexpected journey in life. It was deep. Next up was Ludwig singing some cool groovy tunes playing his life away on the his organ. Then there was Wilson. This band put me in a zone. Comprised of 3 males: bass, guitar & drums with a female lead singer who also plays the guitar with a voice reminiscent of Lily Allen, they put on a hell of a show. I hope to be bless with another awesome show soon at Paper Gardens Records HQ & see Wilson perform again but until then head over to Paper Garden Records and check out something new.