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Do your friends and family talk to each other in a secret language about the "recreational arts"? Are you convinced that they've started a secret society of music appreciation... without you? Do you stay awake at night longing to name-drop bands that they've never heard of? Do you fantasize that these bands are "actually really good, man" and long for the day that you can say "they're just really underground right now."
If you're in need of awesome-ammo, we are here with the solution. Head town to Raleigh town this weekend for the 4th annual HopScotch music festival! The Freaker B-truck will be set up for day parties on both Friday and Saturday! Here's where to find us:
In lieu of last night's announcement that the community icon Soapbox Laundro-Lounge will be closing in approximately a month, there has been a cloud of sadness over Wilmington. Moreover, it has been a reminder to support the local businesses that infuse communities with life!!! Vibrant vibrant life!!
So we are here now to deliver good news! Good times and happy memories! Tomorrow, from 4-8, let's see your butts (figuratively or realistically, either/or!) in downtown Wilmington for Truck-a-Roo!!! Come show your om-nom-nom support for our local food trucks! There will be six food trucks in the Water & Princess Street lot, beer, wine, and sunshine!
There are also three bands that will be playing on our Freaker Boxtruck stage!!! Before, after, and in between sets, our very own DJ Marwhoa will be providing you with what scientists call "SWEET JAMS." (Yes. We just claimed ownership of a person. Got an issue with it, human rights??
Admission is free, but if you want to eat food - and it has been firmly established that people like to eat a food - you can buy a $10 ticket that let's you try nibbles from all of the featured eat-spots! Full meals will also be available at each truck, if you have your heart set on one!
Come one, come all! Come wallow with us, come break bread with your neighbors, come support local business, because we've all been somberly reminded all too recently of how important that is.
OKAY LOVE YOU BYE!
All event photos are by Justin Mitchener except for this one which was the result of "Lauren creepin' with an iPhone."
Yesterday, Wilmington celebrated one of it's special traditions: Taking your family to a park & getting sloshed while dancing around to an eccentric man with a microphone and a mustache. Donavon Frankenreiter strikes again! This time, the concert was held at Battleship Park - yes! there is a real battleship there! BAM BAM BAM! - and the Freaker Boxtruck decided to show facial-hair-solidarity!
Let's all relive 12-hours ago with photos from Justin Mitchener and his brand-new camera! (Yeeeeeeee, speaking of, photos of the robbery-benefit concert will be here soon! Thank you again! You're the best! The whole lot of yews!)
Tomorrow from 4-8, we'll have the boxtruck set up for Wilmington's 1st Truck a ROO!
In less than 24 hours, it will officially be Saturday morning. What does this mean for you? Cereal! Cartoons! Cigars! Of course, we didn't have to tell you these things: it is innate knowledge. Here's what we do have to tell you: Wilmington's very first Truck A ROO is launching into space! With regional food trucks stationed downtown, nibbles will be plentiful. We're also setting up the Freaker Boxtruck as a musical stage so that you can wear that Jitterbug Perfume all day!
Wallowing in the glory is free! You can also buy a ballot card for $10, which gets you all the edibles! And for the lushes (I'm looking at you. In the soul.) there will be local microbrews & mischief for all!
Justin Lacy's album release party at The Soapbox! Freaker Boxtruck in lounge-force! Doors at 8, music at 9!
If you've ever put your party-pants on for our Freaker events, you've probably found yourself entranced by Justin Lacy & The Swimming Machine: a musical ensemble that we tend to exploit (with love!) simply because they create sounds so phenomenal that you can taste it. In your mouth. In your eyes. In your guts.
As of tomorrow night, you no longer have to hunt them down in order to get that special soulgasm. Justin Lacy is having an album release party at the Soapbox. We will be setting up the Freaker Boxtruck outside as a sensory-overload rehabilitation-lounge for when your knees begin to tremble.
Freaker USA will be carryingCuppows as of Friday! LET'S CELEBRATE!
This Thursday at 8pm, we'll be throwing a launch-soiree at The Soapbox in downtown Wilmington!
Made in the USA, Cuppows turn your mason-jar into a to-go sippy-cup! First 50 in the door get a free Cuppow, free Freaker & free 16 oz. mason jar! Free Glamour Shots for all via photographer JMitchener! YEEHAW! Playdates!
For those of you who weren't able to make it to our 1-year birthday party on June 10th, I'm pretty sure you're fed up with us flaunting how much fun you could have had. I understand your woes and all those regrets for opportunities missed.... but too freakin bad. Here are some of the finished photos of the ShakeParade & ShakeQuake.
Sunday was our one-year birthday party, the results of which slightly crippled us for the next 48 hours. Justin had his fancy camera on board and has been editing your glamour shots all morning - but in the mean time, I want to give you a sneak preview of the rowdy riles that were accomplished via Dear Laney's lens: