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: InstaMom: Tia Mowry shared a few cute snaps from behind the scenes at her latest photo shoot. http://t.co/7pYhj4B9V4
  2. @essencefest: Flashback Friday: Are you stepping out tonight? #EssenceFest alum Ciara's "1, 2 Step" featuring Missy Elliott. http://t.co/Bi2tkvbuLF
  3. @essencefest: Serve! Serena played tennis during her visit to "The Late Show with David Letterman". http://t.co/dvCJ2OB9zG
  4. @essencefest: InstaLove: Someone got this shot of #EssenceFest alum Kevin Hart pulling out the ring for Eniko Parrish. #JustEngaged http://t.co/4YcLvWInHN
  5. @essencefest: Pucker up! Ciara gives the cameras a kissy face pic while in NYC. http://t.co/lUz3OJqbxX
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  7. @essencefest: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. @essencefest: What do you think #EssenceFest alum Mrs. Carter has planned for her performance this weekend? #BeyonceVMApredications http://t.co/ks6uHE1Cof

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