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Waldos Forever 420 Fest for Do312 4/20/19

Woooo eeeeee 420 was on a SATURDAY this year! I was asked by Do312 to document their Waldos Forever street festival in honor of the "high" holiday and I was pumped. I love photographing live events, especially ones outside and in sunlight (ISO 100 all day, baby!). The street festival itself was made up of mostly cannabis-related companies, providing access to medical cards, information and educational opportunities. The event was so popular that there was a line down the block just to get in! There were also live performances by White Mystery, Air Credits, Tatiana Hazel and one of my favorite local Chicago drag queens, Lucy Stoole! But the best part? BIG FREEDIA WAS HEADLINING! Again, my heart jumped and I got in my feels at the thought of photographing an artist I listened to in College. I would put on Big Freedia mostly when I was working out because bounce music definitely gets the body movin' and groovin'.


Full album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/do312/albums/72157706645017251













All images ©Madi Ellis Photography