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: Much love to @postano for making our 2014 #ESSENCEFest super super super social! http://t.co/9v1ZBX0DOT
  2. @essencefest: Ok, tell us what you think of Latoya Jackson's new single. Yay? Nay? https://t.co/KpqshZLuds
  3. @essencefest: Smokey Robinson is back! Check out his duet with @maryjblige. We love it.. https://t.co/CNMNhps0mW
  4. @essencefest: Do we love this new Lenny Kravitz single? https://t.co/5RTWqCPkPM #MusicMonday
  5. @essencefest: Our #EmpowerU series at #ESSENCEFest delivered on its promise. Here's the recap: http://t.co/nsuh3wvcBP
  6. @essencefest: RT @hollywoodlvwork: RT @Mekaeg: @BlackGirlsCode?s had a blast at the #YesWeCode Tech Village during @essencefest this year. See photos! ht?
  7. @essencefest: RT @essencemag: Watch what 4 words #ChadwickBoseman heard from director, #TateTaylor to convince him to star in @GetOnUpMovie. https://t.co?
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