Friday, April 16, 2010

Freaknik returns to Atlanta

Grrr, these aren't displaying properly. Click on the pics for the full view.

It probably won't be so gigantic as it was in the 90s. But the black students' spring break was a huge phenomenon back then. There were so many thousands of kids, cruising the downtown streets, videotaping each other. Atlanta was not equipped to handle so many partiers, unlike a more traditional spring break destination like Daytona Beach. And also, let's face it, a lot of the commuters from the topside 'burbs were creeped out at being stuck in the middle of such vast crowds of black people. Nevermind that it was the local thugs who caused most of the actual trouble.

Anyway, I hope the city is better prepared this time, and that all involved have a great holiday. Here are some pictures I took of Freaknik in the 90s.

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