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