Reasons To Say No:
- It started too late. The event promo said it started at 11pm (and it really started at 12am). I sleep later than that but I don’t like leaving the house for an event that starts that late. And with all the recent shootings, I was paranoid being at an event that started that late.
- I HATE driving and parking in DC. It
lowkeygives me anxiety!
I decided to attend and not live in fear. Plus my twin would park for me…lol She couldn’t drive me because she was coming from Baltimore but she could definitely find me free parking, which she did! Now let’s talk about the actual event.
I would describe COLORS DC: R&B Only as a big party that only plays R&B music. I initially thought it would be strictly 90s R&B but it was not. It was early 2000 and even current R&B such as Trey Songz, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez etc. It started at about 12 am. That’s when the doors opened. Luckily, it took forever for
us Bebe to find me parking so when we arrived at the line, we didn’t have to wait in it too long. That was good because it was long with lots of people.
I found myself at the Howard Theatre again because the event was there. Unlike my last visit their AC was working
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The highlight of the night was seeing the DMV’s own Mya!! I am a big Mya fan so I was pressed. It wasn’t announced that she would be there so we were all surprised. I wish I was on the ground floor to see her closer. My friends and I went upstairs to the top where it was cooler and less crowded.
It was okay. It was worth the $14.99 I paid and honestly even less (about $10.00). I wouldn’t pay $30.00 and that’s how much tickets at the door were. If you decide to go, definitely purchase your tickets in advance and don’t pay more than $15.00. With that being said, Mya was such a special treat and truly the highlight of the event. She was a pleasant surprise. My friends and I all agreed Colors was okay but we would not attend it again. One of my friends referenced the young crowd as being a turn-off. There were many Howard University students there and I wasn’t expecting the “born in 1995 and after” crew to be so deep. I was expecting more 80s babies such as myself and my friends. We also agreed that the song selections and DJ could’ve been better. I was expecting to hear real R&B classic hits from Hi-Five, Keith Sweat, Soul 4 Real, Aaliyah, and more from early 90s R.Kelly (i.e. 12 Play), etc. However, that was not the case. There was lots of current R&B played and even trap music. It would be nice if they hosted a “R&B Only: Strictly 90s Edition”.
I could’ve attained the overall Colors experience (minus seeing Mya live) at home with Pandora and snap chat. Alll we did (mostly everyone that attended) was sing aloud off key, dance, and record ourselves (via snap chat). Ish many people already do at home in front of the mirror or in their bedroom. Fortunately, besides the $14.99 ticket, I didn’t pay for anything else. No drinks for me and Bebe found me free parking. If I had paid for anything additional, I would’ve been pissed. All in all, I say try out Colors. Experience it for yourself but don’t pay more than $15.00. I think it would’ve been a better experience in a different city such as New York or Atlanta. I believe the music selection would’ve been
lit better. I do appreciate the concept and it’s nice to mentally travel back in time through music. I can always remember what grade I was in when I hear a 90s and early 2000 R&B song. Nostalgia at its best!
I was trying to be 90s-ish.
Tibetan Necklace–Farm Women’s Market (purchased years ago)
Crown Braids done by @LondonsBeautii