The Meadows NYC

|  my favorite shot of the night, Bryson Tiller  |Girl friends are the best, I swear! Oli surprised me with tickets to The Meadows NYC concert that was being held at Citi Field, in Queens. We were supposed to meet at 2pm, and I kept the poor girl waiting an hour, well, we kept each other waiting. We were in two completely different meeting spots, and when we finally figured out the misunderstanding I see Oli waving me down to get into the train. That ride I was already a little annoyed because there were teenagers being reckless and inconsiderate to others around them. I think that should have been my first clue.

This was the second day of the festival and Oli tells me that’s the event space is way more packed than the day before, the first day.I don’t doubt it, especially since Kanye West is headlining. I check Twitter and I see tweets like, ” there’s more kids here with braces, than there was in middle school.”Yes, yes, I agree with you 100%, there. There were teenagers everywhere. I actually felt old. I’m lying..just a little bit. I did feel old, but not because of all the kids, because my kneees started to kill me after after a couple of hours of standing. Two years and 5 months until I’m thirty, say whaaaaat!? 

I had one goal, and goal only, we’ll either than having fun of course, I wanted to get the best shots I possibly could. This task was a bit a difficult. My go to camera for everything is always my Sony a6000, but when it comes to festivals and concerts I have a really old Sony DSC, that I adore. When I say old, I mean like 5 years since I first got this baby. I was going to sell her at one point, and I’m so glad I decided not to. I never took care of her, she’s dusty and nasty scratches on the lens. Though I should get that fixed, it doesn’t bother me much when I do decided to take her out of hibernation. The super zoom on this camera is amazed balls, which came in handy for almost every performer that got on stage, like Bryson Tiller (my favorite shot of the night), Mac Miller, Kygo, 1975, Kanye, and Chance the Rapper. Anybody who stood behind me while zooming in, I heard an automatic “omg, that zoom is amazing” So glad I put this puppy to good use.Anyway, either than the crowd being younger than usual, everyone, and when I say everyone I mean the ladies, we’re all looking pretty cute. Beat faces, almost everyone had a criss-cross top, and I even saw some girls wearing heels. Negative! I was not that person today. I threw on some sweat pants and a matching grey sweatshirt and called it a day. I looked like a boy, and I was perfectly okay with that. I haven’t really been in the mood to look “cute” so this festival was going to take it or leave it.

Oli was starving, and she made a bee lies straight to the Mexican spot, ordered a chicken burrito while I ran off to get us some beers. I hear some kids asking around if anyone was over 21 to get them some as well…

We met up with an incredibly easy to get along with duo, Chavonne and BB, college friends of Oli. They were absolutely hilarious and down to earth. I love meeting new people with great energy.I think we all know what the great attraction Kanye West is. This was my third time seeing him perform. Once at Bonnaroo 2014 and Summer Jam, and he didn’t dissapoint. Well, he did, but we’ll get to that later. His crowd was out of control, no other stage had this amount of people. Anybody who was at festival, was automatically in front of that main stage, waiting for Yeezy to come at 8:15pm. HA! Like that was going to happen. The girls and I started making bets on what time he’ll come out in stage, I guess 845pm and was the closest of the bunch, that me giving him the benefit of the doubt. We all know Pablo keeps us waiting.

His set was on point, and I have to say one of my favorites so far. I found him to be dismissing and insulting to his fans in previous shows. Something that gave me negative reaction towards him, how could you be so cold towards your fans, your supporters, the crowd that hypes you up to be what you have grown to be?  I’m glad that wasn’t the case here. He was pumped up, livid and was making a hell of an appearance. The crowd sang and rapped his lyrics as if they were nursery rhymes you’ve been hearing all your life. I kept trying to get a bit closer to get better shots of him, but believe me when I say, it was not happening. The crowd was large, and I was far. If you know anything about festivals, you know not to enter the pit of madness unless you’re ready to commit and go ALL IN.

We’re all already hyped up, the intro to Heartless starts to play, and suddenly the music stops. Kanye speaks in to the mic “I’m sorry, family emergency, I have to stop the show.” There were face sof confusion an danger everywhere. Nobody knew what was going, Kanye ran off stage, and shortly after someone announces that there will be a ten minute intermission, to see what they could do to get K to come back on stage. Less than a minute later, the same guy is back on to announce Kanye has left, and the show will now be over.Everyone  was stunped, many thought it was a joke, we didn’t know what was going on. Soon enough we gave up, and the mob of disappointed fans kept trying to make an exit. It’s not like any of us had any service to find out what was happening. We all wanted to check Twitter to investigate.

Turns out, Kim Kardashian, his wife, in case some of you reading this are not into hip hop, was tied up and robbed at gun point while her Fashion Week stay in Paris. Men dressed as policeman, stole ten million worth in jewelry, including her new ring given by hubby.

I’m not one to get crazy about celebrity news, especially for someone who is mostly known for assets. But knowing someone tied you up, and threw you in a bathtub, and you have no idea what is going on, must be terrifying. According to reports she thought she was going to get raped. And I don’t blame her for thinking that. I’m hoping that’s not the case, and if it did happen and she’s not saying anything to the media, my prayers are with her and her family in this time of need. Celebrity or not. Something that traumatizing can cause so much mental harm.   

Non the less, I had a wonderful time, and I of course will do it again in a heartbeat, sweatpants and all. Thank you Oli.  Also, check out the quick little gif us below, taken at a photo installment, It’s eight different pictures taken at the same time to cause movement! So cool. See you guys soon!

love, minxinx

Bonnaroo Music Festival: Day 2

DSC04488Today 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!DSC04564.JPGDSC04546DSC04548 DSC04549 DSC04589 DSC04573 DSC04575

DSC04498|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|DSC04447 DSC04448

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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!

DSC04626.bDSC04660DSC04657DSC04665.b DSC04635 DSC04638DSC04642DSC04651DSC04653DSC04645DSC04680Now check out my illustration for the day…and night!

PicMonkey Collage