Posted on June 25, 2014
Sometimes images aren’t enough, I know I have bombarded you guys with so much from this trip to Tennessee. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to do it some more. Check out this video from our festivities. It was all fun, laughs, a lot of sweating and exhaustion wrapped into one.
Posted on June 25, 2014
Festival Snob from festivalsnob.com is providing you guys with amazing photographs from Bonnaroo. Since I had the pleasure of actually running around everywhere having fun, leaving my camera at the RV for most of the time, why not spoil you guys with someone who has a way more shutter pressing talent than I do.
Also, feel free to follow him on instagram —> @festivalsnob
|Skrillex||Cherubs||Ed Helms and The Blue Grass Situation||Danny Brown||CHVRCHES||Pheonix||Kanye West||Ice Cube||Skrillex with Damian Marley||Zedd|
Posted on June 24, 2014
Day three or 4, I think I have officially lost count. The days just blend together and it seems like it’s just one huge day that never ends. Not that I’m complaining. Showering is a hassle, and we’ve all been taking turns with water bottles and soap. I’m pretty sure I’ve flashed some innocent campers. Good thing I’m never gonna see any of them again.
After more beer pong, or should I say “liquor” pong, because I couldn’t take the taste of beer anymore. I opted for shots of Jameson. And because I suck, not only did I have to drink the cups the other team kept getting in, I had to chug down the ones I missed from the other team as well.
I was happily drunk in no time.
We headed to the farm, where Frank Ocean, Zedd, Chromeo, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Skrillex, Damian Marley, Chance the Rapper, Lauren Hill, Artic Monkey and waaaay more… take a peek at the lineup:I wish I could say I had more pictures… because even with all the ones we did take, I feel like it’s not enough. Especially with ones when we were on the farm. I was way to busy having fun, and with all that freedom on my shoulders, I didn’t want to carry anything at all. Everyone had waterbottles, purses, cameras, wallets… I was not having it.. I was literally running around everywhere with nothing but my Bonnaroo bracelet.
But I will tell you this.. stay tuned for a video that I would be posting up some of our trip.. and I’ll include some pics in a different post from the actual event photographers at Bonnaroo, now that I have shown you all of mine.
|Parachute games for twisted adults!||Chromeo killing it on stage||The beautiful Lauren Hill|| Party Party Party!!!! |
Posted on June 23, 2014
Today was a no bra day. “F” that. Don’t get me wrong, I start off with one, but they never last. Kind of like my romance life. haha. I have to make it funny or else it’s just sad.
The fellas are outside starting up a beer pong rivalry. I’m afraid to mention I have never played before. They’ll get me started in no time. Beer to me, is good to a minimum. I love it, but I have a pot belly that does not need to be exaggerated.
Matthew and Ashley are kicking ass at this game. Obviously it’s not their first time, their double team is ridiculous.
I started to play, Oh, man, I suck! My aim is horrible. After getting laughed at …… a lot, I managed to make a couple of shots on my own. Surprising not only everyone else, but me as well. But, ah, all this beer!
Making friends with our camping neighbors was easy and amusing. After bonding over our beer bong table, kicking some ass. While some of us sat on the side lines playing the congas, it was time for some adult fun. We later on headed to the farm to finally go see some performances.
Everyone is so hyped up and positive. I absolutely love it. What a great energy to be around. High fives for everyone!
|I loved when I saw Insa, was the featured graffiti artist for this event. I have been a long time fan & I finally got to see my first piece in person|
First stop, Janelle Monae. What a beauty! Before anything else, I loved her set and her background singers attiire, especially because I’m such a huge a fan of black and white print. I was also happy seeing her because I was dedicated to seeing her perform in Brooklyn at Prospect Park about a week ago, and never really bothered to the show up. Back to the Roo..
Her song “Queen” featuring Erykah Badu is way too catchy. Getting to the front of the stage was a hassle. Not only because there was a lot of people, but because even if you got close enough, getting out was way worse.
Oh, and now I know, sandals may be comfy, but not when you’re dealing with mud. Squishy dirty toes are never cute. Good thing after a while of dancing and getting lost in the moment, you don’t really sweat small stuff like that.
Kanye West was a big disappointment as a performer. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Kanye music, so whenever he did happen to sing, I was jamming along side with him. His arrogance killed it, and it seemed like he was just pushing his fans away. Not only was somewhat insulting his fan base, he started to play ” runaway from me baby, just runaway” right after it. I guess you already know what happened. Everyone started screaming ” Fuck Kanye!”
Ramon jumped in the fountain…. oh man, If you thought it was pretty it in the day time, it is gorgeous at night!
Ashley and I painted our faces for the night in gold paint… we were fierce!
Now check out my illustration for the day…and night!
Posted on June 22, 2014
I cannot express how hot it is here. Shade is limited, and there’s plenty of enough sun to spare. Non the less, I am super excited to get this trip going, aaaaaah! Camp was set up… there are RV’s everywhere. Our grill was up, and I can’t wait to taste some food soon. Some guys across from us, our neighbors for the week, were such nice guys. I asked to pass around the football with them, and like always, boys are surprised by arm.
Hanging out at camp for a little while, blasting music, gulping beers and making jokes, just waiting for the right time to hit to actually head to the farm. That’s where all the music, performers, stages, vendors and almost everyone was at. The lineup is ridiculous, and I know I have my mind set on some people I want to see. Janelle Monae, Kanye West, The Phoenix, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Chance the Rapper, and soooo soooo much more.
Since everyone is split up in to different days and stages, we have our handy schedules to keep us on check. All of us wanting to see someone different. I was just ready to start dancing… I sure love dancing!
| Our home for the next few days… (Photo above by: Ramon) |
( Irene looking fabulous ) ( Looks like I’m not the only one getting some work done on this trip! ) ( congas, I was stuck on these forever… even if I was off beat most of the time. Ramon sure wasn’t! )( I was soooo grateful for this hat… saved my face! )We headed to Silent Disco… which had to be one more favorite things to do. Once walking in, you are handed headphones just like everyone else. Which I find hilarious, because passing by this tent, it’s so quiet, yet you see everyone jamming, dancing and getting down. Pretty funny stuff when you don’t hear any music playing. So when you come in, headphones on deck. Time to start getting crazy. Techno was playing and I was getting pumped. I think this was the first time I actually fist pumped! hahahaha.
Like I mentioned before, popping cherries everywhere, first times for everything!
Now check out the illustration I made of my outfit!
Posted on June 19, 2014
First time in a RV. First time going to a music festival. First time camping. First time road trip. Popping a lot of cherries this week. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a few family affairs, like heading to Miami or maybe visiting family in Pennsylvania. Does anybody really count those? I know I don’t! This time had a great group of friends to make this trip a little bit more random with better laughs.
Departure 5am, The RV is spacey, we all have our beds picked out, board games and a hell lot of beers.
Destination: Manchester, Tennessee for the infamous Bonnaroo Festival.I’m usually one to get car sick, but with all the sleep I’ve gotten, I think I’m good for a while. According to the Captain of this RV, we have about 4 more hours to go. I have to admit, I’m pretty excited and nervous all wrapped in to one. It’s a little tough to be going out enjoying myself mid-June out of all times. I feel guilty. My family is probably sitting together at my grandmother’s house, eating, drinking and praying in Jasmine’s name. This week is the third Anniversary of her tragic death. Yet, here I am enjoying myself. Knowing Jas, that’s how she would’ve wanted it to be. Hell, she’d probably would have been jealous if I didn’t invite her along. And we for one have enough beer to make her happy… she was always the life of the party. The loudest laugh and snarky remarks. Damn, how I miss her. In another week she would have been 26. Now that would have called for a celebration. I’m sure she would have had a bottle of Patron hidden around somewhere.We’re still in Virginia somewhere with the view of clear skies, lots of trees and a trucks big ass in front of us. I’m trying to kill this bottle of wine before we get there, since glass isn’t allowed in the farm. Tastes like juice and it’s making me sick. I guess that’s what I get for buying wine from BJ’s.
Ramon and the Captain have been alternating the role of the driver in control. I’m sure they’re exhausted, especially because they’re the only 2 that drive. The rest of suck.. we know.
I’ll see you guys soon… in Tennessee!
Oh, and ps. check out the digital drawings I’ll be posting up at the end of each post…. gotta kill time somehow, why not draw cartoon versions of myself and my outfit!