Freaknik To Return To Atlanta This Summer As “Family Friendly” Concert
Back in the 80's and 90's, thousands of teens and HBCU students would descend upon Atlanta for the annual "Freaknik", the rolling spring break party that took over the streets. The party become so popular, wild, outrageous and infamous that the city ended up banning the annual get together in 2010. If you need a reminder of what the Freaknik was like, take a look below:
But now the "Freaknik" is planning a comeback this summer and its organizers are promising a more "family friendly" atmosphere. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Freaknik 2.0" will take place as a concert on June 22nd with performances from 90's hip hop stars like Pastor Troy, Foxy Brown, Da Brat, Bun B and this guy:
Mr. "Family friendly" himself Uncle Luke.
“When people think Freaknik, they think party and chaos. That’s not what we want to do. We want it to be a party, but an all-inclusive one.” - Tara Thomas, publicist and branding partner for the concert via AJC.com
The organizers went on to say that they hope the concert will promote "unity and togetherness" and wants the party to be an "all-inclusive" one.
If you remember the Freaknik like I remember it, its going to be interesting to see how they will rewrite history on this one.