Art Basel 2015


By: Shea Harris

The month of December brought me tons of excitement and great connections. The first week of December in Miami was Art Basel. This event brought many artists and musicians to the Wynwood District. Wynwood during any time of the year is an amazing experience alone, but with Art Basel taking over I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I RSVP’ed to numerous events to ensure I would be able to enter the multiple venues.

A lot of the events I RSVP’ed to were not guaranteed entry. Out of all of the events, I really wanted to attend the Bacardi House Party on December 4th. The house party featured Pusha T on this particular night and I was determined to see him perform. I had never seen Pusha T live, but I just remember how excited I was to play My Name is My Name (MNIMN) in my car as soon as I purchased it. Friday morning came and I received a smooth decline for the invite. All I could think to myself was WHAT A TIME TO BE DENIED! *in my Future voice*. Literally everyone around me received access to the party and I was looking like “Boo Boo the Fool.” Little did I know, my friends had a plus one for their RSVP’s. I was in there like swim wear!

Everywhere I turned, there was free liquor and good vibes around me. The DJ kept up the momentum to bring out the headliner and there were no complaints. I will say I was caught off guard when I heard Dope Chick by The Dream. I was standing in line, getting more liquor, and saw my friends run straight for the stage. I’m not going to lie I was a little intoxicated so it didn’t really register that The Dream was performing 20 feet away from me. The Dream performed hits such as Shawty Is Da Sh*t, Rockin That Sh*t and I Luv Your Girl. Before I could even grasp the fact The Dream was in front of my face, here comes Fabolous! All I could think was “Pusha T hasn’t even hit the stage yet!” Fabolous performed his Shawty Is Da Sh*t verse and a few songs from his mixtape.

After Fabolous did a few songs Pusha T came out and performed Clipse hits, MNIMN singles and even Good Music hits! The performances, from what I remember, were way above my expectations. The setting was intimate and well planned out. There was definitely enough room for more people, but I think that would’ve altered the vibes of the party. I’m so glad my friends were clutch with that plus 1 because I would’ve been so hurt if I didn’t attend this event! I attended more events, but I will say this was the most memorable.






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