Happy Monday Y'all!!!
I want to share my weekend with you. When I say I am tired, PUHLEASE believe me!! Getting home after 1:00 am Saturday night (Sunday morning) and nearly 12:00 am Sunday night (Monday morning), I’m no good at work. Yea yea yea I know that's early for most folks, but if you know me, you know I’m in bed no later than 10:00 pm and hopefully, I’m sleeping by then too. I’m no longer that spring chicken my grandma used to reference. 😆
For the last few years, we’ve gone to the One MusicFest (OMF). If you don’t know what OMF is, it is, as you can tell from its name, a music festival. But not just any music festival. This festival gives you a ton of music from tons of artists and DJs in one (2-day) weekend. They provide all the food trucks you can think of and some dope product vendors as well. A lot of them were giving out free items too. The event has been held at a couple of different locations the last few times we’ve gone, but that hasn’t stopped me from popping up at every location. They also have three stages with a lineup for each stag and depending on who you're there for, you may miss other sets. It's totally up to you how you spend your days. Don't let the stage skipping keep you from going. Even with that, it's still a great time!
Because of this festival, I’ve seen some of the greatest music artists and danced as I did in college. They give you options of hip hop, reggae, funk, trap, twerk, R&B, and any other music genre as well. So far, I’ve seen artists like Outkast, Ice Cube, Erykah Badu, Nash, Goodie Mob, The Dungeon Family, Miguel, H.E.R., Jill Scott, 8Ball & MJG, Pastor Troy, The Migos, & Ice Cube.
This year we attended the Sunday show only, so we missed the entire Saturday lineup that included artists like Queen Naija, T-Pain, Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, Three 6 Mafia, Busta Rhymes, Baby Rose, and a few others. On Sunday, we saw Ari Lennox (she’s BAE!😉 ), Music Soulchild, Teyanna Taylor, DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, Lloyd, Rick Ross, and KP the Great. His set alone brought out some of Atlanta greats including Monica, Lil Scrappy, Waka Flocka, Lil John and the Eastside Boys, Pharrel, Usher, Trey Songs, Rotimi, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some others.
Check out a compilation of footage I got below. It isn't everything but I did get a little here and there.
THE DANCERS NEED THEIR OWN PARAGRAPH. I REPEAT, THE DANCERS NEED THEIR OWN PARAGRAPH. I don't even know what to say other than, you had to be there. They showed out and from all the dance sets they danced for, they need a round of applause (insert enthusiastic claps here).
Ok, so I’ll just go ahead and say it. If you missed this year, and/or previous years, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS ANY OTHERS!!! I promise. Waking up tired, sore with aches and pains from all the walking, sitting, and dancing is worth it. Go ahead and put it on your 2020 September calendar. I don’t know the exact dates, but I know it’s always been in September the times I've gone. Don’t meet me there, beat me there.
One last thing before I end this. One thing (or many) I’d like to note is the many times I felt proud of these artists and even the dancers. A lot of them were young, are young, and are living out their dreams. Dreams don’t come without hard work, dedication, commitment, etc., and you can tell that’s exactly what they have done for years. Even the ones I’m just hearing about, I know they’ve worked diligently at their craft and it definitely shows. I was inspired to say the least and all I could think was, it’s your time Shavon.
Until Next Time, Peace and Love 😊