Monday, May 25, 2009

"I Won't Entertain No More Disgrace..." (Part 1)

As an artist, you learn that there are two versions to everything you do, the first being your vision of how you want it to be, and the second being how it actually turns out, or how it really other words,things don't always go the way you plan...

The date on the calendar read "Monday, April 20th, 2009," otherwise known as 4-20, and for those of you who don't know, that day happens to be a worldwide holiday for people who prefer meditation with a particular green plant.
(Numerous studies show, that an overwhelming majority of these same said people love Bob Marley and his music, movies with Dave Chapelle, Method Man, and/or Redman, and dream of trips to Jamaica and the Netherlands, imagine that)
So in honor of that day, the folks over at REVMIAMI.COM, decided to host a five-day music festival, it was a massive event, trus me...

Miami 420 Music Festival, for me, is more than just something that was put together that has a lot of bands playing. There are 80 bands involved in this event. 80! Did you even know there were 80 bands that play shows regularly in Miami? And if each band averages 4 people, then that is 320 creative, musical, and talented human beings coming together to share their art, music, and passions.

Ric, REVMIAMI.COM contributor
Miami 420 Music Festival Organizer

The event was intended to be a diverse representation of all the bands/artists/musicians in Miami, so yuh dun kno, I had to represent in the big up Ric and the REVMIAMI crew for the booking...respect due.

So it was Monday, the most hated day of the week by far, and I felt like those people on that commercial who try to stop the sun from rising Monday morning. By the way, that commercial is: A. Mad B. Wicked C. Phat D. Ill
(Fill in the blank with the description you wanna use)

It sums up that Monday morning feeling "straight" like Assasin. It shows all these people panicking, running out of their bed, all trying to stop the sun from rising, but no matter how hard they try, the sun still rises, and they all walk back to their houses dragging their feet in disappointment. On this particular Monday morning, the sky had set up for rain, and according to the International Reggae Music Handbook, all live music should be played outdoors, it is a unwritten this is where "how it really is," begins. If you notice on the flyer, it says: "Reggae on the patio with Coppa Stone, Spred the Dub, Don Sha, etc." So combine these three elements, and you already have an idea how the night went down.


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