Last weekend, Tyler, the Creator’s dedicated music festival, Camp Flog Gnaw, celebrated its fifth year. And, as its creator (pun intended), announced from a brightly-lit stage flanked by various carnival rides, “Coachella I’m coming for you.” That may still take a few more years to happen, but the over 30,000 people in attendance in 2015 has already resulted in the festival being expanded from only one day to two full days.
It’s also seemingly become a bit of a low-key celebrity favorite with everyone ranging from Lana Del Rey to Karreuche, Chris Brown and many more, making appearances. Impressive growth aside, there was also plenty of unique style at Camp Flog Gnaw.
From his genesis as a musician, Tyler and the OFWGKTA collective carved out a niche that welcomed youth in the throes of teen angst, outcasts, weirdos and nonconformists; their music spoke to a demographic that felt misunderstood, and it normalized feelings of rage, resentment and uncertainty.
The style at Flog Gnaw reflected this amalgamation of wildly different personalities. Some turned out dressed in full-on rave attire, some even donned Halloween costumes, while others went the more simple route in basic T-shirts and jeans. Of course the streetwear devotees also came through wearing staples from all of the most popular brands. All in all, there was no definitive look because there was no one kind of person in attendance.
I even had an encounter in which I had to move away from two frat bros quite literally crying over how gorgeous Syd was during The Internet’s performance – repeated yowls of “she’s so beautiful, we don’t deserve her! How can someone be so perfect,” can be distracting.
Scroll through the gallery above to see a few of the outfits in the crowd.
See what else went down behind the scenes at Flog Gnaw here.
- Photographer: Bukunmi Grace