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    Friday
    Aug052011

    DRT•BGs in Domo Arigato Festival this Saturday...Bronx, NYC

    Happening just a little faster that I expected, the Univere answered another call, and this is to get my DRT•BGs moving in the community, along with the story of Nomad•ness travel series. I always envisioned me talking to people in my neighborhood and making them aware of the movement...well it starts up Saturday at the Domo Arigato Festival.

    This festival is a Japan Relief fundraiser! As we know, I lived in Niigata, Japan for a year and it is a place I hold near and dear to my heart. I miss it dearly. With that said, having the opportunity to not only promote my experience there, but also raise funds for their benefit, I'm there. No questions asked.

    In lieu of it being festival number ICHI ('1' in Japanese), I'm running a sale on the bags. If you come to the festival,

    ALL CANVAS BAGS ARE $15. ALL BOOKBAGS are $30.


    So it's definitely worth it to come out and support the movement! Keep me company! Let's talk Japan, and New York, and life!

    I can't wait to see you all there. There will be performers, including previous Nomad•ness Gal: Trezure Empire.  Come Support and get your bag!

    College Park Community Garden presents...
    "Domo arigato" Japan Appreciation Festival

    With performances by:
    Bronx Über Villain
    Cavalier/
    Emjae,
    EYE2025*
    Green Street
    MeccaGodzilla
    MioSOUL
    Raye6
    TreZure Empire

    Hosted by: TastyKeish

    Japanese dancers:
    GAIYA of Block 3 Addiction and Hip Hop Dancers Rei, Rie and Natsuki

    Live Art by Ignite Designs & John Smalls

    Special guest performer: Spaceman.

    Saturday Aug 6th / *rain date Sunday Aug 7th
    2pm - 8 pm *Live performances begin at 4PM

    Fun, Music & Activities for all ages

    1420 College Ave btw 170st and 171st
    Bronx, N.Y. 10457

    Donation: $5.00 to support victims of the japan earthquake

    via the Japan Society


    For Updates : http://domoarigatofund.tum​blr.com/


     

    Thursday
    Aug042011

    art of sneaking backstage...

    My viewpoint, backstage, during Cypress Hill's performance at splash! festival 2011, Germany

     

    So, Ive had a number of people ask how the hell I get backstage at many of the events that I cover. I'll say that's it's not premeditated to the extent that I have a plan. It's usually some type of ebb and flow that occurs, patience is necessary, and I have found that there are a few consistencies that I've found. Those patterns are a few of the things that I've listed below, as my pointers to getting behind the red tape at events.

     

    1. LEAVE THE ENTOURAGE AT HOME...GO ALONE

    This is by far the most important. There are things you can maneuver and places you can get into, if you're by yourself that simply won't happen if you're running with a crew. I have gotten into most places because it's one thing to let one person (especially a female) sneak by, but the more you have the lower your chances of getting anywhere are. I'd say the ratio is that your chances are cut in half x how many people you have. Just one other person cuts it in half. Trust me, go it alone!

    2. STAY LATER THAN EVERYONE ELSE

    Even when most people attend concerts for people they LOVVVVVVVE, they don't really cool out and scope the scene afterwards. They want to get on the train before the crowd, or get the car out before the traffic, or their hells are hurting their feet. Attention spans run thin and that's when you go in for the kill. Cool out and see who is around the artist and go to get their attention! That's key. Patience. Be calm, cool, collected, and wait to get a good idea of venue and people navigation. 

    3. NEW YORK STAND UP!

    If you're from, or live in New York, say it! I don't know what it is, but this works! The world opens up like parting seas when you let people know this fact, particuarly in foreign countries. I learned this first in Japan, and second in Germany.

    4.  HAVE A LEGIT PURPOSE

    No one wants a crazy fan in their midst, but if you have a solid purpose for wanting to get backstage that works best when you are stopped and questioned...which you will be, everytime. Even if it's a blog, magazine, what have you. Have something legit in your back pocket when questioned.

    5. BOOBS WORK

    Sorry guys this one is for the ladies. I'm not saying slut it out or go around flashing, but it helps to look nice, and boobs many times do the trick. Cleavage is enough. It sometimes diverts the attention. That purpose you created from above doesn't matter as much.

    6. GO INTERNATIONAL

    You have a higher likelihood of getting the attention of your favorite artist if you catch them when they're abroad. First off, we're like vultures in the States and that guard is already up. If they're abroad they assume they aren't going to meet anyone that is where they are from. It's the homesickness effect. Travelers know. If you travel to a far off land, and meet someone from your neighborhood, weirdly enough you become these fast friends and could talk for hours with a stranger. Same deal here.

    7. VIBES ARE EVERYTHING

    Go with the ebb and flow of the situation. Don't push too hard, and also don't be a push over. You are going to be a little nervous because you're trying to enter an area that you know good and well is off limits to you. Play like you know the surroundings and move with everyone else. And seriously, if it isn't going to work LET IT GO! You do not want to be pegged as that person at the event. They take note, and so will the artist.

     

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