On November 5th and November 6th, ComplexCon held an event at the Long Beach Convention Center showcasing a variety of music, fashion, and art. ComplexCon is a mixture of both a festival and a convention put together! This first time event had many live music performances at the Pigeons and Planes stage and the ComplexCon Arena stage dazzling Complex fans all weekend long.
On Saturday, artists such as Max Wonders, Khalid, Chantel Jeffries, and Metro Boomin’ performed at the Pigeons and Planes stage during the day. At night, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, and Skrillex performed at the ComplexCon Arena Stage. Kid Cudi had a warm welcome after coming back from rehab, but his performance was nontheless a very special sight to see for everyone. The day two lineup included DJ Sliink, Kamaiyah, Chief Keef, and Lil Yachty. At the ComplexCon Arena stage, Migos, 2 Chainz, Brittany Sky, and Snoop Dogg closed the show for Sunday.
Aside from several performances, podcasts, like Beats 1 Radio, and industry speaker panels were held while top clothing brands like Pink Dolphin, Bape, Sandal Boyz, and more brands sold exclusive apparel that you could only be bought at ComplexCon. Certain artists such as The Weeknd‘s “Starboy” merch were being sold in company with many other artists and collectives like Taylor Gang. A crowd favorite was the ComplexCon exclusive collaboration from Anti Social Social Club and Undefeated who had hoodies being sold at $90 with resale values up to $250+ .
Popular shoe brands like Puma and Nike had products that won’t get released until next year! Some reported buying Nike exclusives at $190 and easily being able to resell them for $400+. It was definitely worth it! Check out ComplexCon next year for these exclusive gems.
At the speaker panels, some topics discussed were about the future of our schools, how to become widely known on social media, and how Hip Hop can change in the next few generations. At these discussions, celebrity guest appearances like Ice Cube, Tony Hawk, Wiz Khalifa along with others were at these panels.
My favorite topic was about the future of streetwear. What happens when streetwear becomes mainstream? Will this style change to a different direction? Many lead fashion designers such as Jeff Staple, Bobby Hundreds, and Chris Gibbs shared their thoughts.
ComplexCon was a complete success from the amazing lineup of brands, speakers, music, and the overall experience. It is one I would highly recommend. Check out their website here.
Photo Source: CJ Berina from Collective Lifestyle