Hoodie Apocalypse

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Drake performs live at AccorHotels Arena Drake in concert, Paris, France, in 2017. Photograph: Edmond Sadaka/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock.

Tyler, the Creator, 28, started the Camp Flog Gnaw Festival eight years ago in the parking lot of LA’s Nokia Theater. Music is performed, but I found the fashion statements “culturally interesting.”

Overall, Camp Flog Gnaw found a way to bring indie and niche to the big stage… This year, over 45,000 concertgoers came out dressed in Golf Wang hoodies and Golf Wang x Converse sneakers… Tyler’s power to draw out the culturally interesting teens and artists of today represents his rarified ability to recognize and exploit trends… Camp Flog Gnaw has grown into a large-scale, two-day, neon-lit carnival-meets-concert-meets-immersive shopping experience held at Dodger Stadium… HER paid respect to Prince by wearing a bedazzled jacket depicting the Purple Rain cover… During his explosive concert on Saturday, Tyler donned a Warholian blond wig and gyrated in awkward but strangely alluring ways.

(Andre Wheeler, “Drake heckling risks overshadowing Tyler, the Creator’s thriving festival,” theguardian.com, 11-11-19)

Tyler was irked at fans’ rejection of Drake, as he tweeted loudly the next day:

“I THOUGHT BRINGING ONE OF THE BIGGEST ARTIST ON THE FUCKING PLANET TO A MUSIC FESTIVAL WAS FIRE! BUT
FLIPSIDE, A LIL TONE DEAF KNOWING THE SPECIFIC CROWD IT DREW. SOME CREATED A NARRATIVE IN THEIR HEAD AND ACTED OUT LIKE ASSHOLES WHEN IT DIDNT COME TRUE AND I DONT FUCK WITH THAT.”

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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