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: Full Court: it was an all-star line-up for Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges' LudaDay Celebrity Basketball Game in Atlanta. http://t.co/gZJNpnHFAq
  2. @essencefest: On camera chemistry can make or break a romantic film. Here are some of our top movie couples. Who are your favs? http://t.co/m02RSeTy2k...
  3. @essencefest: Peace Out! Omari Hardwick at the LudaDay Celebrity Basketball Game at Georgia State University Sports Arena. http://t.co/6XOLFS8sUf
  4. @essencefest: VIP Guests: The Obamas board Air Force One to attend the wedding of his personal chef Sam Kass. http://t.co/9mWAucXQN5
  5. @essencefest: Have you seen Serena Williams in action at the 2014 US Open in New York City? http://t.co/zw1RDElWsU
  6. @essencefest: Couples night out: Miguel and his girlfriend Nazanin Mandi at Hyde Bellagio at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. http://t.co/HiLC5hDzBv
  7. @essencefest: Striking! Angela Simmons at the 2014 LudaDay Bowling for charity at Bowlmor lanes in Atlanta. http://t.co/tPeejo0S4p
  8. @essencefest: Congratulations to Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade on their weekend wedding. See photos from #thewadeunion here http://t.co/YWwWmPDHDW...

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