Festival Review: Camp Flog Gnaw

By Diana Pacheco

My weekend before Halloween was spent at Camp Flog Gnaw, a two-day festival/carnival that featured a bunch of dope artists, filling up with weekend with entertainment and good music. This festival had such a diverse crowd, and the whole weekend was filled to the brim with different festivities. I saw a lot of different artists: Kid Cudi, Brockhampton, Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Solange, Lana Del Rey, The Internet (including solo sets from their lead singer Syd and their guitar layer Steve Lacy), and many more. I felt the lineup this year really appealed to people who have diverse tastes in music.

If I had to pick my top 3 favorite performances, it would definitely have to be Tyler, Brockhampton, and Kid Cudi, with Solange coming in as a close fourth. Tyler’s set was really fun and lighthearted. He performed most of his new album, “Scum Fuck, Flower Boy”. Unfortunately, he didn’t perform much from his previous projects, but he was still fun to watch nonetheless. Brockhampton was another performance that definitely delivered more than what I was expecting. They came out in blue body paint, and their iconic orange jumpsuits. They also had their friends ride up on stage in golf carts. Their performance was very energetic, and there was never a dull moment. Kid Cudi had such great stage presence, and you could feel his aura exuberating from the stage. He had agood mix of his classic songs, to some of his new songs from “Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin”. He was my personal favorite, as I have been a Kid Cudi fan for many years, and seeing him in person was such a privilege.

Overall, Camp Flog Gnaw was very well organized and fun event. I have been going for the past two years now, and I can’t wait to see what Tyler brings to the table for Camp Flog Gnaw in the future.

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