Essence Music Festival

12 Things That Will Happen To You at Essence Festival

You've heard the stories. You've probably seen the pictures. And now you're finally ready to attend Essence Fest and experience the hype for yourself. Those who have gone before you will try to give you first-timers an idea of what to expect. But take it from me, a man who has been to four of them, you're not ready. There's too much of everything you love in one place; it's sensory overload. The best you can do is survive, so think of this list as a survival guide for all the dancing, eating, and drinking you will do. How you handle each of these situations is completely up to you. Like the old saying goes, if you stay ready, you don't have to get ready.

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  1. @essencefest: TGI Kerry! The actress arrives at the ABC #TGIT Premiere Event at Palihouse Holloway in West Hollywood. http://t.co/YiQwHmPhXq
  2. @essencefest: With a new CD and memoir out, Lenny Kravitz is topping all our charts. See more here #EyeCandy http://t.co/OWkeUWbchq
  3. @essencefest: "The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within: strength, courage, dignity." - Ruby Dee #Empowerment...
  4. @essencefest: Star Power: Halle Berry and Djimon Hounsou at CAA's School Day Benefiting Communities In Schools of Los Angeles in Beverly Hills....
  5. @essencefest: Groundbreaking! Congrats to Gospel rapper LeCrae on his #1 Billboard album "Anomaly" http://t.co/QLZbGGw3Ah http://t.co/tFzJQzOLdj
  6. @essencefest: Need some thoughts for your outfits this week? Check out this Street Style NY Fashion Week gallery! http://t.co/ymKJcp4OLp...
  7. @essencefest: Sunday Brunch: What's on your plate today? http://t.co/NBg1z8FrFq
  8. @essencefest: Say "Yes" because it all belongs to Him. Be inspired by Michelle Williams. http://t.co/NfC3TtSdyr

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