AfroPunk 2012… Lost Photos

I had an AWESOME time at AfroPunk 2012!
Unfortunately, my battery died and revived semi photo-less.
I usually make a video when I  DO show up but didn’t salvage enough clips to make a solid one. 
I figured some of you may want to relive the awesome memory of the incomparable
Ms Erykah Badu 
and her performance at Afro Punk. 
Here are a few random pics and unsteady flics that can hopefully bring back well deserved nostalgia.

The Memorials

The Memorials

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Afro-Punk 2012: Whats Your Get Up?

A ton of folks are asking what to wear for the up-coming
Afro-Punk Festival this weekend!
As as avid participant, it’s the biggest event for the culturally in touch and fashion savvy to express themselves and show the best of what’s in your closet.

Now, before you pull out your Christian Loubs and that Chanel dress, I WILL warn you, its not that kind of event. While doing some research on the event, I stumbled upon the awesome Fashion Blog, Fashion Bomb Daily. Although they are usually on point with updates, they were well, WAYYYY off on their post of how to dress for Afro-Punk. I guess, understanding the culture of the people who attend, I’m afraid Fashion Bomb may be making it a Fashion Viewing for the Posh and taking away from the ease and free-flow of the event.

 Although these are some great pieces, the MAIN GOAL of afro punk is to be ALLLLLLL the way comfortable! For one, it’s going to be pretty hot, there are going to be numerous performances, heavy materials, extra accessories, and heels are probably not the way to go.
That’s just off personal observations.
You’ll probably be standing for 5hrs, limited seating, Mosh Pits galore. I’d hate to know I made this post and be forced to watch as guys get their new J’s stepped on and ladies run over by skaters in their 14inch heels.

Here are a few key looks I came across by stylists and bloggers I love. These looks are perfect for the AfroPunk Festival

Flats worn By Aimee Song are always the way to go, standing in the AfroPunk crowd

Printed shorts are definitely the way to go. Not only is it fashion forward but, well within the limits of comfort.

Sneaks to Flee! Keep in mind the sk8rs, bmx’rs and mosh pits you’ll be dodging in style

NO EXTRA BAGGAGE! Check Out More Looks From Aimee HERE!
If you MUST wear heels, make sure they have a platform and wedge for comfort.

Again, if you MUST wear heels, limit the height level!

For the bro’s, wear what you’ve got. The less effort you put in, the better… atleast in my opinion.

This Chictopia style icon has the look
Check him out at

AS stolen from Street Level Culture, this is DEFINITELY what you’ll be seeing
Street Level Culture captured this awesome look… Totally AfroPunk- Like

Well, hopefully I’ve helped in the hunt for your AfroPunk 2012 Get up! In the meantime, leave replys… send in pics, and I’ll see YOU at AfroPunk!

In case you didn’t know, AfroPunk has TWO locations
The main stage will be held at Commodore Park on Nassau st
The Skate Park (Which Happens To Be My Fav) will be located on Flatbush and Lafayette near BAM
Erykah Badu will be performing on the Commodore stage this Saturday

Whilst Janelle Monae & Gym Class Heroes will be at the skate park this Sunday

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AfroPunk 2012: “I stand behind it. I GUARANTEE it”.

       Who can resist the awesomeness of the 
AfroPunk Festival?
Every year since 2008, I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the rawness and excitement of great black artists. Whether it be great musicians, skaters, or painters, each year AfroPunk has something new to offer. At Commodore Park, wonderful people put together this “great engagement” where you’ll get to whitness BMX Rider contests, Live performances from both renowned, Independent, and basement bands, Graf artists and designers; all uniting for two whole days. 
Unfortunately last year, Brooklyn missed out on all the fun thanks to Hurricane Irene. This year, we have tons to look forward to.  Best of all, 


Click Here for more info on the AfroPunk Festival
I created a horribly made video my 2nd year of attending AfroPunk (2009).
As a treat (and potential embarrassment to myself), I’ve posted it here on MommeNYC

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