Campers Gear Up for Camp Flog Gnaw

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Campers Gear Up for Camp Flog Gnaw

Nicolle Lopez, Junior

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Excitement filled the air of the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium on November 9-10, 2019,  as many waited for their favorite artists to appear on the stages of Camp Flog Gnaw. 

 Founded by Tyler, the Creator, in the fall of 2012, Camp Flog Gnaw is an annual music festival and carnival, which has evolved throughout the years. It was first held in a small parking lot of The Novo Theater, located in Los Angeles. 

The only artists to perform were Tyler’s closest friends, which were members of Odd Future, a hip-hop collective. Tyler ‘s festival eventually attracted the attention of big artists such as Mac Miller, Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, who applauded him for this event. 

The festival, however, did not receive the recognition it deserved until Tyler partnered with Goldenvoice, the geniuses behind music festivals like Coachella, Day N Vegas, and Splash House. This collaboration allowed the festival to gain sponsorships, networking with famous artists and make Tyler’s vision for the festival a reality. In 2016, the one day festival turned into a two-day one due to it’s growing popularity.

 General Admission Tickets go for sale for two hundred and thirty-five dollars while VIP tickets are three hundred and ninety dollars. All ages are welcomed. Camp Flog Gnaw tickets tend to sell out fast, as seen throughout the years. 

Tyler never fails to deliver an impressive line-up. This year artists such as Drake, YG, DaBaby, Summer Walker, Daniel Caesar, Juice Wrld, H.E.R, BrockHampton, Tyler himself and special guests performed. The festival also has pop-up shops, carnival rides and games.  Kassandra Perez, a senior, says, “I did not go but from what I saw on social media it looked liked a great experience. I definitely would want to go next year if I have the chance.” 

Fortunately, those who were not able to buy tickets were still able to view performances live through a live streaming platform. Emely Mendez, a junior says, “I watched the performances on Twitch, although the service was lagging, it was better than nothing.” 

Camp Flog Gnaw was a very successful event for music lovers. Tyler expects to host another one some time next year.

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