ET JUSTICE POUR TOUS ET ORANGE COUNTY

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I drove w/ MYD down to Beach Goth Fest 2016 in the OC to get my Ed Banger on w/ the legends, Justice on October 23, 2016...

ALAKAZAM! MOTHAF*CKAS!

So... the video above is just a tiny glimpse into what went down during that soggy Sunday in Santa Ana... Basically, the new single from #WOMAN drops the week before, and I somehow got to do my thing again and just lurk behind the dudes I have been lurking for like 9 years now... When I zoom into the crowd and see the hands up and the big ass smiles in the faces of the fans, I get goosebumps again b/c I'm still a huge fan after all these years... When I saw/heard Daft Punk at Coachella 2006, I went looking online for anything that would give me THAT FIX... and honestly, Justice and the whole Ed Banger sound was what showed me that the party and the vibe and the irreverence of the late 2000s was just something unique that needed to be documented... ya feel?

Thank god we all grew the fuck up since 2007...

Thank god we all grew the fuck up since 2007...

But yeah... I have been following these French fools for quite awhile now , 'til a point when the whole Ed Banger buds just sorta adopted me into the crew way back in 2007 as just "Ninja Glen w/ the camera (and da weeed)" and now every time I see these dudes, it just feels like a nice reunion w/ some cousins that live far away or something like that.  But, cut to now and it was a cool lil hang sesh catching up w/ the fam in some LRG x Weed-themed "green room" at the Observatory OC...

Who's that dude w/ the beard in the middle?

Who's that dude w/ the beard in the middle?

Actually, when looking at the photo above, I was sorta also wondering... who is that dude w/ the beard? He looked maaaadddd familiar, but he looked different... well, I was kidding, it was just a harder, better, faster, stronger... SebastiAn... 

I MEANNNNNNN... I knew that Justice was gonna be DJing the fest, but I completely forgot about how SebastiAn was also on the bill! I was so excited to see him b/c I hadn't seen him in like probably 5 years... 

The guy w/ this voice

The guy w/ this voice

So... like 9 years ago... when Daft Punk was doing the Alive 2007 tour... I ran into Kavinsky & SebastiAn at the Short Stop in Echo Park and kicked it with them after sparking a J (as I usually do) and that turned into another conversation that turned into a friendship years later (after starting as a fan lol)... but yea, more to how after we kicked it in the green room, he told me some stories of his time working on the Frank Ocean albums that just came out and how he is also almost done w/ his a new record on the way... SO... in other words, SebastiAn is BACK!  

PS: What is up w/ that Safe & Sound edit thing where the electro goes fuckin crazy and the kids go wild?  I mean, I barely know what songs people are playing at the time, so I have no clue what that was, but it was awesome!

Enought chit chat, now it was time...

Enought chit chat, now it was time...

The last time I saw Justice was during this past New Year's Eve in Brooklyn... but for most of these kids in the OC, it's probably been like 3 years since they've seen these legends up close... and despite the weird sound issues coming from the rained out stage (I mean, who builds a canopy thing over a stage and have everything able to get wet under it... weird)... but despite that, I managed to catch some magic on camera before I turned it off out of respect to Gas and Xav.  But... here are some good moments...

I love it when the Justice boys start off their DJ sets w/ this song.  If you don't fuck w/ this, then I def don't fuck w/ you.  These guys are pure class and it's nice to see some shit that's not all wobbles and drops.  It's about time these fools came back to dethrone all these fake ass EDM fools.

Here's another example of why these dudes are on the short list of favorites... it's when Xav mashed up some of that WET Boys Noize/OIZO jawn and some of the rad Audio, Video, Disco shit... Seriously, I'm trying not to shake the camera as much as I can while filming it and doing it for the culture...

AND THEN... I stopped filming b/c the sound was fucked up from all that rain.  So, here's what you get from the set b/c I'm a true fan that wants to remember the good shit when it was best. So, instead, here are more photos of homies and chillin and chicks and observAZNs.

More "Juggalo" than "Beach/Goth"

More "Juggalo" than "Beach/Goth"

Or... is this "Beach Goth"? I'm still confused as to what the theme is...

Or... is this "Beach Goth"? I'm still confused as to what the theme is...

This is CJ and Ben.  They are true fans b/c they went to that Justice/MSTRKRFT show that Franki did in 2006 at Safari Sam's.  Real shit.  

This is CJ and Ben.  They are true fans b/c they went to that Justice/MSTRKRFT show that Franki did in 2006 at Safari Sam's.  Real shit.  

MYD served as security, butler, and scientist for Justice that day...

MYD served as security, butler, and scientist for Justice that day...

AUS/US relations

AUS/US relations

Welcome to the "Green Room"

Welcome to the "Green Room"

I shot this when there were like 30 cameras all taking the same shot for their respective press outlets

I shot this when there were like 30 cameras all taking the same shot for their respective press outlets

All right, that shit was fun and nostalgic and this article ain't even a #TBT... be sure to catch up on some of my old videos this month during "JUSTICE APPRECIATION MONTH" w/ the homies from HARD... so boom

Seriously, OC, it's been real...

Seriously, OC, it's been real...

Gossip Girl, xoxo