The Free Water Block Party kicked off at the Mardi Gras World venue on Saturday 9/28/19. With a headliner like Da Baby and RL Grime, block party goers were bound to have a great time. Free Water was thoughtful in its idea to hold this event, having it on the water front where skateboarders could skate in a sectioned off area, food trucks, bar options, cool merch, tons of dance space for everyone to get down, and not to mention the killer backdrop that was the Mississippi River for their smaller of two stages. A few mentions, like a fight that broke out between Da Baby's security detail and a fan, that made national news later that night, was a little hard to watch. Which everyone did. Or security guards not having a clear idea on what sections VIP/General guests could access and where. Made for some agitated and annoyed fans, but hey, gotta work out the kinks somehow!
RL Grime, the main show, was amazing. Free Water knew what they were doing having him headline this event. Everyone was mesmerized by his set, that if anything bad had happened prior, it was an afterthought once Grime hit the mainstage. I'm looking forward to next year's block party!
Photos courtesy of: Jessica Alysia Photography