First let’s talk about festival fashion. Below is the dress I wore to the Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest. I chose this dress for several reasons. It complements the culture associated with the festival, I can dance in this dress, and I don’t have to be too self conscious after I eat this delicious food.
I chose these sandals because the sole is durable and will support my walking and dancing. Make sure your pedicure is on point; you don’t want unsightly feet to take away from the cuteness of your sandals.
Last but not least have a tote big enough to add a towel or blanket for sitting, an umbrella, bottled water, a sweater or jacket, and plenty of room for the souvenirs you’ll acquire at the festival.
Before the I tell you about the artist, take notice of the bridge in the background. This is where the comfortable sandals with thick soles came into play. I walked over the bridge to get to the festival.
The artist is Ras Attitude. He’s an artist originally from the Virgin Islands. Coming to perform at this festival was like a homecoming to him. Although he has not been to Hampton Roads in years he spent a great deal of time performing and crafting his sound in this area before leaving to perform abroad. I really enjoyed his performance. Hopefully he will return to the festival next year.
This custom bracelet was purchased from one of the vendors at the festival. I immediately fell in love with the message. I advised the vendor I would wear it daily as a reminder to do what I love and love what I do.
So yes make sure you bring funds to support the vendors. You’re guaranteed to see something that you must take home as reminder of the great time you had.
Bracelet: A.U.M.I.I.T.U. COMBS CREATIONS IG: Aumiitu22
Here is a shot of the entrance to the festival. As you can see I have my hoodie on at this point. It was very breezy by the water. But dancing to the beautiful music will help you warm up.