2016 Odunde festival

Every year I walk outside of my building to find a huge festival in full-swing.  Starting early in the morning, thousands of people party like there is no tomorrow (and somehow manage to do this without alcohol sales). I welcome you to join me next year and walk around this place.

Here are some sights and sounds for your enjoyment (you know I did!).

See, I told you, right outside of my house on Grays Ferry Avenue in Philly.

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You can buy just about anything here.

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With lost of color, all over the place.  Dang, I should have bought that shirt!

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Police presence is quite prominent here—I feel very secure, even with thousands of people all over the place and yesterday’s shooting at Pulse nightclub.

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Awesome drum circle!  Did you check out my video to hear all the amazing sounds?

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Mmmm rocks

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and the over-tired babies

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and the over-excited babies

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and the street dancers

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and the paramedics, all over the place

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and the artsy stuff

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and the colors

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and the drinks with friends at the local pub, right on South street

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and the colors!!

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and my fellow camera people

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and THE HAT ladies

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and the local foods [whoops… I don’t eat anything fried so I stopped in for some sushi]

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and the rose-kids

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and the red-kids

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and the butters

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and the giraffes…

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and more art

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and the pies

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and the awes0mely-priced jewels

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and more hats

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and more faces

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and more kitties

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and more people

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and all the fried goods

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and the snakes

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and more people

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and the drummers

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and the I-forgot-what-that-thing-is-called

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and the performers

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and the jewels

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and the drummers, again

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and some leftovers

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—all the amazing things you’ll find at next year’s Odunde festival.  Hope to see you there.

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