I went to Afropunk festival to see my in-law Bill Campbell (my sister's husband's sister's husband) promoting his new book "Koontown Killing Kaper". I got myself a signed copy with complimentary poetry :)
This was my first time at the festival and it seemed pretty awesome if I had known all the bands. There were the more popular ones that I know such as Erykah Badu, Gym Class Heories, Janelle Monae and more all playing for free! There was a skate and bike show, live mural painting. Vendors and Food trucks were a plenty and as the day progressed, the crowd size increased exponentially. Also, seeing all the hip hop funk street style was awesome. I felt so out of place but enjoyed the crowd very much.
It's a two-day event (August 25th and 26th) at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn!
|Writer Bill Campbell hustling his book: Koontown Killing Kaper|
|The line up of food trucks|
|One truck I knew I would try and did! Taiwanese bian dan truck|
|Before the crowd gathered|
|The sea of people trying to enter when I left|