LOCATION. Long Beach Convention Center.
CURATORS. Pharrell Williams and Takashi Murakami
180 Exhibitors. 44 Eateries. 20 person concert lineup. 6 sponsors.
PARTICIPANTS. ComplexCon(versations) hosted highly ranked designers, musicians, DJ’s, and online personalities. To name a few - Virgil Abloh, (B)stroy, Retro Spectro, Jerry Lorenzo, Karena Evans, Miss Info, Kodie Shane, Issa Rae and plenty others. It was a two day convention held in the Long Beach Convention Center. It was ComplexCon’s third annual display of todays culture. Felt as though I was in the future.
PINTRILL. I attended the convention with my good friend Mycah. The dude can negotiate. 27 exhibitors participated in the #GOODTRILLHUNTING by Pintrill-because of the high demand- ran out of pins to give. SANDALBOYZ-quality sock and sandal vendor- was one of them. Mycah asked respectively '“Well…since there are no more pins, have any stickers to offer?” They respond with “no, but we have socks you can cop.” Mycah’s response was “How about a buy one get one half off deal on socks?” They went for it. Mycah copped the CORE COLLECTION// 01 SOCKS 01 both in gray and black.
As the hunt continues, we came across Four Loko’s. They launched two new versions in 2017 including Bold and Bartender Series. We took a shot of their line Camo line-Sour Apple, grabbed a pin, then walked through a secret door-blocks by a cutie. On the other side of the door were various sized black vest. We customized our jackets with patches. I’ll try to include a pic (here) later.
MUSIC. Pigeons & Planes Arena brought the heat! Hosting 20 musical talents. Ever heard of Vince Staples? How about Rae Sremmurd? Or how about A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie? I witnessed all three perform. The background projection Vince Staples used was tight. It depicted several stacked vintage televisions playing spy cams of random footage. They played back vintage black n white corner store footage while others live steamed the performance.
I’ll add to this in the next two days. Including additional links and fun happenings at the convention. And a cheese flavored ice cream that I doubled up on made by Yello Paletas! Thank you for reading! Be sure to like and comment. Love and Peace!