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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

We made it





Than you to everyone who came out last Saturday.
A lot of people worked harder than hard to make the Festival happen this year.
We overcame some insane obstacles.
Insurance certificates
sponsors filing Chapter 11
$60,000 leaving the table
not being able to sell beer at the last minute
Ghost getting caught up at the Funk Flex car show and almost missing the show
running over and potentially getting the plug pulled
volunteers not showing up for the 7 a.m. call.
But as Ghost said “We Made It.”

6,000 people
Zero arrests
I think there are still some who can’t believe can do that. But we all know the truth.

Thank you for making Hip-Hop look good.
Thank you for reminding people about the other side of our game.
Thank you for bringing your babies out
Thank you for bringing your mom out
Thanks to my dad, brothers, sisters, stepmother, frat brothers, and long time Hip-Hop confidantes for coming out.
Thanks to those who came from Belgium, North Carolina, Maryland, The Bronx, Philly, Baltimore, DC and everywhere else.

Thanks to the donors. It would have been a wrap without y’all.
Thanks to the volunteers who left dusty, sunburned and hungry.
Thanks to the staff who worked until midnight for two weeks straight.
Thanks for those who woke up at 4:30 am with the Festival on their mind.
Thanks to those who flipped out at 11pm every night for a month with the Festival on their mind.
Thanks to Joey for e’ing me Friday night. I was about to flip out before I read that.
Thanks to the woman who gave birth less than a month before but was still out there with her breast pump.
Thanks to mom who rolled up to support her daughter even though the sinuses were killing her.
Thanks to the significant others who suffer through this without recognition and payment

Thanks to the NYPD who told us to do our thing
Thanks to the bureaucrats who stayed up to 10 pm to make sure we made this happen
Thanks to the brewers who cut a check without question
Thanks to rapping Marty
Thanks to Uncle Ralph who was more valuable than we ever realized

Thanks to the Bodega
Thanks to the interviewer who help remind me why we do this.

Once again, 6,000 people, 8 hours, no arrests, no fights, but a little too much cussing.
No soundman that was Akon, we are something different

Hip-Hop is peace. If you don’t know read Jeff Chang snitches!

Next year – bucktown, city of Angels, chi-side

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2 Comments:

Anonymous kelly said...

congratulations! the festival was wonderful! i'm already looking forward to next year. (and already planning to leave baltimore earlier in the day... lesson learned... lol)

June 27, 2007 1:57 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grand Puba that's all I have to say. Keep him in mind.

Nae

June 27, 2007 11:52 PM

 

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