The fourth of July is a time to celebrate freedom, prosperity, and America. The FRDM fest was a place to celebrate our individuality. A place with freedom to be different but celebrate together.
When festival goers arrived, they came nose to nose with games, fun, and food trucks.
Three dueling stages pumped out beats for all tastes and preferences.
There were giant games of Jenga, sack tosses, and unidentified bucket fun that I never could categorize…
Unique and varied food laced the perimeter. Seaweed tacos and fresh pan pizza were not dishes I expected, but I was delighted to try them.
T- Payne proved to be a talented dancer. His performance was fun and free. His hits drew the crowd to the stage from their snacks, games, and alternative DJ’s.
Fans pressed against the surrounding fence and reached out their arms in attempts to embrace T-Payne, Lupe Fiasco, and Kid Ink.
Lupe Fiasco introduced as Sound Clash: A duet between Lupe Fiasco and Dj Sky Gellatly had an entirely different look then the fans were used to. When he emerged, he announced to the crowd
“ I am Lupe Fiasco! I know I look a little different, but it’s me!”
Lupe Fiasco now has a beard and long locks past his shoulders.
He introduced a song called “kick, push.”
“If you made something ten years ago and it is still vibing with people ten years later, congratulations you won at life.”
Lupe announced that his retirement is coming soon.
“I have been kinda on hiatus, chilling, working on some things putting some things together. Preparing for what they call my grand closing. This is my last year doing rap albums.”
The crowd cried “No!” Lupe responded.
“Big Ol’ Teardrops. Before I go, I’m gonna leave y’all with a three piece. Three Albums. The first one is called Drogas light, the second one is called Drogas, and the third is called Skulls.”