Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017

Let’s talk about an influential environment, one of the greatest parts about attending this carnival is watching it grow large so beautifully. I’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere because everyone you’re surrounded by is so friendly and appreciative of your existence it makes you feel marvelous. It’s like a huge family reunion regardless if it’s your first experience or have been attending since 2012.

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IG:___ssmokeyyy · Saalihah Mays · Virgo · Traveled from Oakland, CA
Thepromqueen
IG: @Thepromqueen · Michael Tamulewicz · Cancer · Traveled from New Mexico
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IG: @clavicle.x · Aquarius · Traveled from Georgia

Creative freedom is a beautiful thing. Sometimes we go through phases of being uncomfortable not because we aren’t comfortable with ourselves but our surroundings aren’t use to a person not conforming for acceptance so it makes you feel iffy. In this case the setting reassures you it’s okay especially since it’s others expressing themselves as freely as you.

Milecassidy
IG: @MileCassidy · Mile · Sun-Scorpio | Moon-Sagittarius | Rising-Cancer · Traveled from NYC

Arianna
IG: @Ariannavalburn · Arianna Valburn · Pisces · Traveled from Atlanta

Originality is to shine bright unapologetically and to influence others to think outside the box. Make lasting impressions on one another simply due to our sense of style.

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IG: @Modern_day_esther · Leo • A unique fashion designer who never fails with her unique hair accessories every year.

A.smith
IG: @AlxxSmith · Alex Smith · Libra · Traveled from Tampa, FL · She’s a Music Blogger and has a website that’s also in her bio http://www.Alex.music.blog

I’ve noticed I stop going specifically for the lineup that just happens to be a plus. To know your favorite music artist are around you and humble enough to stay and enjoy the carnival with fans because they appreciate us appreciating them makes us love them even more.

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A Beautiful Group Of Besties

Familiar Faces
IG: @Quentinvashay (in the middle a Virgo who gives us Art, music, and photography) · The group traveled from Vallejo, Ca

We found the time to do something. Some of us might not have socialized or attended a public event all year just because, so making time to travel whether it was from a completely different state or around the corner to take time to partake in happiness is “A” okay. You don’t even realize you’ve came alone in some instances because you form new bonds with the friendly people around you.

Gypsyjovanna
IG: @Gypsyjovanna · Jovanna Kay (Trein) · Taurus · Traveled from Pasadena · Personal Stylist
Nashumss
IG: @Nashumss Alex Nash · Libra · Born & raised in Chicago but now living in La · Filmmaker
Jahmeek
IG: @Jahhmeek · Jamique Colon · Sagittarius · Traveled from New York City · https://soundcloud.com/jayferarri/rari-forever-unfinished-2

Mauri
IG: @Maurijuice · Mauri · Gemini · Traveled from San Diego, Ca · Maurijuice vintage bags and clothing coming soon from the wonderful so make sure to keep up with her.

Special guest included YG during Tacos Set, G Easy, Famous Dex, and A$AP MOB during A$AP Rocky Set, SuperduperKyle while SuperDuperBrick was The Dj at Gnaw Stage & Mac Demarco. It was probably more but you can’t be everywhere at once so you know how that goes.

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Illegal Civ had their own section for merch and to debut their short film along withholds films from the contest they held this summer.

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IG: Nigerianbombshell · Traveling from Atlanta

The cherry on top is the fact Tyler the Creator is the CREATOR of all of us having a great time. We’ve seen his growth/ character development as years progress and got to grow with him also. Every year he reassures us we can do whatever we want to do with ourselves & be whoever we wanna be! Until next time everyone. Unfortunately I don’t have any footage or photography from the performances due to wanting to enjoy the experience first-hand, my apologies.

“People think I’ve changed on them”

Why can’t people accept the fact you can outgrow them? It’s never personal, you should actually be proud of me! Encourage me to go even further. It’s no love loss just more knowledge to be gained, you should adapt to getting away from people who don’t want to see you grow up instead of being in a stagnant place in life. Those type of people probably just want you around for entertainment purposes and that extremely toxic.

It’s unfortunate that people think because you can days without talking to them they’ve done something wrong, which makes me wonder.. “what did you do?”, and they feel like they need an explanation on why you stopped communicating with them, momentarily for the most part. Understand we just don’t relate anymore it’s okay no hard feelings I wish you the best, you won’t be forgotten.

It’s sad that people live with the thoughts you must stay extremely close to people in order to avoid conflict of you being labeled as “fraud”. Maybe the person that’s being “left behind” should incorporate some type of positive change in their life so they aren’t focused on what others are doing in a somewhat negative way. I can’t believe people give grief over someone prospering. I get it a lot of friendships end over people “changing” in good or bad ways but the good is always mistaken for “snob-like” behavior so it turns into envy and people feel like they can disrespect you quite often because “who do you think you are?” 

To wrap it all up I just encourage people to understand sometimes you won’t relate with certain people as you continue to grow. Don’t make the person feel bad for prospering in fact just be apart of their support system, nine times out of ten they forever love you for that.

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2016 

Some of the best 3 hundred dollars I’ve spent In a long time. The environment is so beautiful & the vibes you come across are instilled in your heart because the strangers you see along with meet are so carefree that it makes you proud to say you’ve taken place in such a chill event, especially since the brains behind it happen to be a misunderstood soul who genius ways get overlooked, When I tell some ppl That I’m going to Camp Flog Gnaw they feel as if it’s full of Ignorance & ruthless kids with no manners, and that makes you wish they were here to see all the kind & sincere love.

I enjoy this event because to know your in the same environment as the people you happen to adore just makes you feel good then you also think about how not weird you are because here is thousands of people enjoying the same things as you so it’s “regular”.

This event brings so many ppl together it’s truly beautiful every time I come here I create many new friendships & I love it because those are memories that live on forever with me.

Here are some Fellow Floggers xoxo

Left to right: @oddbreycuzz (Taurus – from Oakland,Ca) @Caliafrican (Leo – from Oakland,Ca traveled from Northridge,Ca) @Jazlynnrenay – (Scorpio from Los Angles,Ca)
@Tonyscreation
Left to right: @JusticeChardonnay (Gemini – Traveled from Bakersfield) @Brittaineeb
@visionbysonny – His overalls were special because people he came across at the carnival they could write on his overalls. (Pisces – From Dallas,TX lives in Echo Park)
@Crucially_Rapaport – Very Outgoing Taurus
Left: @Rtsyonmmies (Virgo – Traveled from Vallejo,Ca) Their vibe was immortal.
@Siriuslycease (Gemini – Traveled all the way from Houston) @Fvckingdope_ (Taurus – From Chicago) @thatgreenstone (Leo – Lives in Los Angeles) @Rakeemmilesraps (Traveled from Maryland) @akidnameddomo (Pisces – Traveled from Ohio)
Left to right: @Jillowsmith (Traveled from Cleveland, Ohio) @Just_Kyria (Traveled from Petersburg, Florida)
@BadGalMyia (Gemini – Traveled from Lancaster,Ca)
Left to Right: @Jonnyrsvp @El.Stephane (Traveled from San Diego)
Left to Right: @Milothelight @WhoIsChrisKing (Sagittarius – from Fontana, Ca)
“That’s my Bestfriend, That’s my Bestfriend”
Left to Right: @_toxique @teianottia @rawwkarma_ Spice Gurlz Are Back & They’re Better
Prima Donna
NoName – Sunny Duet