In a town with about 6,000,000 special events, it takes a lot to stand out. Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF) makes sure there’s never a dull moment by booking some of the most innovative and cutting edge acts in music, comedy, and extreme sports. If you consider yourself a fan of comedy, music, extreme sports, professional wrestling, air sex, weddings officiated by hardcore legends, or just getting smashed and taking in the beautiful Austin skyline, FFF is for you.
This month, we’ll be previewing Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 and discussing who we’re excited to see stage-by-stage. Hopefully, we’ll dissuade you from doing something lame like NOT GOING TO FFFX Nov. 6-8.Wu-Tang is for the children and, really, for all of us, unless you want to buy their secret album that went for $5,000,000. Ain’t no children buying that. However, Wu-Tang and its affiliates have been putting out decent-to-great projects for the last 25 years. I’m excited to see the Wu together and see how many lyrics I still remember. [FFO: The ’90s, wearing the same damn low sweater]
Schoolboy Q had a more than decent 2014. Oxymoron sold well. He got a Grammy nomination for “Studio” and had moderate success with “Man of the Year.” He’s probably my favorite artist out of the TDE family behind Kendrick. His honesty is his greatest attribute. There’s no beating around the bush with Schoolboy. He’s refreshing, hilarious, and thought-provoking when he wants to be. [FFO: Eating ’til your ankles fat]
Rae Sremmurd (pronounced: aksf;asl-kdjfasd) high key has the best alum of all-time ever by any artist. SremmLife is 11 tracks of straight fire. Every song is an unofficial BFD theme song. We are so excited to watch Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy deliver their high intensity, fun
show at FFF all while hopefully avoiding going to the hospital. [FFO: Flexin on your ex bitch]
Joey Bada$$ was THAT DUDE to me when he dropped his 1999 mixtape, which was released in, you guessed it, 2012. Joey’s lyrically more ambitious than his contemporaries. Unfortunately, this hasn’t translated to a coherent and solid project since 1999. His last project B4.DA.$$ missed the mark for me. Regardless, I’m still a fan. Joey’s young and has a lot of years and barzzzzz ahead of him. [FFO: Conspiracy theories, saying swank instead of swag]
Excuse, I don’t mean to be rude, but you CANNOT miss Big Freedia at FFFX. Big Freedia‘s shows are a spectacle. As the queen of bounce, it is her duty to deliver the most ass-shakingest show ever. You won’t be able to help yourself. You’ll be twerking well into the night and into the next morning. [FFO: derrières, getting pulled on stage to twerk in front of thousands of people.]
I think I quote an Afrika Bambaataa tune about once a week, and no one ever knows what I’m talking about. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the most influential people in hip hop history. I never thought I’d ever get a chance to see the man in action. I’m so glad FFF is giving us all the opportunity. FFF has a knack for booking once in a lifetime acts that you won’t get anywhere else. [FFO: Interplanetary Funk]
Want to see all these great bands and more? Get three-day, single-day passes for Fun Fun Fun Fest X at their site: funfunfunfest.com. Passes also get you access to FFF Nites events the week of the festival.
Let us know who you’d love to see on the BLUE STAGE if you got to go or are going to FFF in the comments.