Flexing hard the reach the Odd Future crew has amassed, they did what seemed only natural when they returned from their current Camp Flog Gnaw tour- they held a giant fucking party. Co-presented with Incase, the final date of their North American tour came kicked off with a fully-stocked, parking-lot carnival during the afternoon with an outdoor stage (Action Bronson, Casey Veggies, The Internet, etc.) and a sold-out indoor show across the street once the sun went down - OFWGKTA & Trash Talk; great all around and not just because kids went bananas and Lil Wayne guested. Living in LA, things that are widespread / bred here sometimes seem much bigger than they actually are -or should be- (Comme De Fuckdown, Steve Aoki, teal lipstick), but in OFs case, their tribe was wild for the performances and game-hungry for iPhone cases with cats on them. The hype was deserved I’d say.
Considering I had, but a few weeks earlier, visited the O.C. Fair, I was unfazed by the gluttonous daytime carnival slop of deep-friend this, jumbo that (Action Broson burgers had fried chicken on them!) and games of er, skill, but what did prove glaringly eye-opening was the scope of OFs brand mentality, it’s reach, the total realization that they have become a downright, uh, movement for these kids. It felt like a mini Gathering of the Juggalos without the drugs, Faygo or all that “other stuff” writers go undercover in search of.
The majority of dudes dressed like Tyler or Earl, most everyone had something with a cat, upside cross or a OF donut on it and I think I even saw OF ironing boards (or boogie boards? I don’t know) as prizes. There was skateboarding, entire boxes of Dominos pizza for sale and some slyly smoked joints. Kids were having Sunday-afternoon fun. One let Taco draw on his face, and another, wearing a tee signed by the OF crew, was walking aroung bleeding from the neck, posing for pictures, making faces with his bloody fingers. I couldn’t blame most of them. I just felt a bit old. Wahh.
Solid Sunday, really. I had a blast. Be sure to grab Trash Talk’s new LP- and first for the Sony-backed Odd Future Records imprint- “119″ when it drops next week.
More pics after the jump!