On the top of my list of things to do while we’re in New York is The Met. The special exhibit I wanted to see was “Rei Kawakubo – Comme des Garçons – Art of the In Between.” We didn’t waste any time when we got there. My mom, brother, cousin, auntie, and I went straight up stairs to the exhibit. It was beyond crowded and noisy in there. People talking and crowding around the different collections. I really loved how each collection was named, like “Child/Adult” or “Birth/Marriage/Death” and how some were more hidden. The whole room was white, so everything really stood out.
“YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT I GET LIKE…YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT I GET LIKE, GET LIKE THIS FOR.” This is how I lost my voice the next day. Singing at the top of my lungs at Kehlani’s Sweet Sexy Savage tour concert at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.
The concert was a night to remember. An open air venue on a warm night. Singing and dancing with my best friends, Maya and Kailani, and also other strangers around us. Kehlani was amazing and so were her openers. It was a perfect way to start summer.
But before the show began, there was plenty going on. While we were in line we saw Noodles drive past the line slapping SOB’s Anti. A couple of girls were drinking as much alcohol as they could cause they couldn’t bring it in. A group of girls were playing SOB, HBK GANG, P-Lo, and other Bay Area artists. It was obnoxious but even more obnoxious were the girls talking straight mess about the music. “SOB is trash.” “My friends knew them before they were famous.”
Once we got in, Maya and I copped a SSS shirt and lani got a Noodles hat. We weren’t in the pit but we had a really great spot. It’s cool cause if we were in the pit we wouldn’t have been able to see.
While Jahkoy was performing, two girls just a little bit older than us came over. They asked us who he was and I said, “A Soundcloud artist” and they were like, “Wooowww Soundcloud artist huh,” all sarcastic (it reminded me of how my friend Andrea and I joke around). The girls took a selfie with us and then made their way into the pit, trying to bring us along. I wish we got their snapchat lol.
My friend Maya and I were like, “She has to sing ‘She Don’t’ as her closing song,” which is our favorite song by her. And she did. We sang every word and this girl next to us was hyping us up.
Noodles was slapping that music, playing hella bay songs such as “Blow The Whistle”, “Feelin Myself”, “Cupcake no Fillin”, “Big Tymin”, “How Does It Feel”, and “Anti”. She also played good songs that get you hyped up like “Push Me To The Edge”, “HUMBLE.”, and “Why You Always Hatin”.
Kehlani was on stage in a bralette and wide-legged pants that button up on the outer side seams. She is an amazing performer and is so sweet and down to earth, too. She said that she walked that stage during her high school graduation and this was one of her most important performances yet. She sang most of her songs off of SweetSexySavage and a few throwbacks, too. In between songs, she gave short talks that were inspirational, about spreading good energy, love, and positivity.
When Kehlani sang “Advice” this little girl was crying, so Kehlani brought her on stage. IT WAS THE CUTEST THING EVER. So while singing along, I started to cry lmao. After she brought that little girl on stage she told all the kids 10 and under to come on stage on her closing song “CRZY”. Everyone around us was joking, “Can I be under 10?!?”
During CRZY all the little kids got to dance with her on stage. (When it came to a bad word in the song Kehlani would skip it aha.) During CRZY I was dancing and singing and this drunk girl gave me and all my friends a hugs saying, “OMG I love you guys!”
Afterwards our voices hurt but it was definitely worth it. I will forever remember this night.
I skipped last week’s post because it was finals week, but I’m happy to say freshman year of high school is over (but bittersweet)! AND IT’S FINALLY SUMMER BREAK! Normally I would have slept in the first weekend of break, but I got up extra early to go to West Coast Craft. I thought it was the best year yet for the show. The last time I went everything looked the same: denim, indigo colored/dyed, and lots and lots of BRASS. Well, there was still a lot of brass this year but still…it was better.
West Coast Craft is a weekend event and creatives showcase their goods in booths. It was good for style watching. I saw a lot of people (both sellers and buyers) wearing some fire outfits–cropped wide-legged pants, overalls, ankle-length jackets, and layering. I should’ve taken some pictures of the outfits, but it was so crowded.
In front of the the building there were food trucks and a farmers’ market. At J Shack you can create your own crepe or they have different types of sweet or savory crepes to choose from.
Once we got in, we scoped the place out and walked around to all the booths to take notes on what we liked. Then we walked around a second time to pick up a few things we did like and were in our price range… a lot things were pretty expensive!