How to slay any music festival according to HeyGorJess

Everyone knows New York City is a huge melting pot. From the food to the people there’s a whole lotta culture happening on every block. But today we’re gonna focus on one specific city and an amazing little festival that happens in it. The city is Brooklyn and the festival is Afropunk.

Last weekend, the Afropunk festival took place and  NYC & Company has enlisted influencer Jessica, otherwise known on Instagram as @HeyGorJess, to cover it from her perspective.

Check out our interview below with Jessica as she explains her experience. We’ve even included live interviews from some funky individuals at the fest that you don’t wanna miss.

With NYC being such a huge hub for culture, how has Afropunk amplified this?

Afropunk brings all of the different cultures and backgrounds together into one place where it all can be displayed on a large scale. It also provides amazing coverage and media for NYC.

What would you say is the best thing about being a Brooklyn resident?

One of the best things about being a Brooklyn resident is being able to experience all of it’s culture and diversity in its entirety. It really is a melting pot with all different types of people with diverse backgrounds. There are so many fun things to do and I am constantly discovering more about Brooklyn

What do you believe Afropunk is to Brooklyn and vise versa?

Afropunk is a beautiful representation of Brooklyn. It highlights it’s amazing diversity, culture, art, music and more.

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So how do you prepare for a festival?

I prepare by making sure I have a bag packed with necessities such as a portable charger, sunscreen, water, and sunglasses. These are some of the things I bring that help make sure I have a fun time.

How and why is it important to have a festival that caters to black people and arts stemming from them?
It is so important to have a festival that caters to black people because it helps to positively display our music, art, and talents. It is a place where we are unapologetically able to express ourselves.
Any tips on how to maintain your dope looks at any festival?
To maintain your look at any festival make sure you wear something that is easy and comfortable so you don’t have to worry about it getting ruined throughout the festival.
In your opinion, what does AfroPunk offer that other festivals do not?
AfroPunk offers a safe and non-judgmental place for people to be themselves. It the only festival that fully encourages people to come as they are.
What are your top 5 favorite favorite things to do in Brooklyn?

My top favorite things to do are go to Prospect Park, visit the Brooklyn Museum, hang out on a cute rooftop, attend events, and eat at all of the different restaurants Brooklyn has to offer.

Main photo by @thugnanny_ 

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