AfroPunk “How sweet it is” pt.1.

  

Let’s hop on the spaceship & go 

where man is happy & not 

judgemental. Where beautiful music 

plays while dancing crazy & goofy!!

NOBODY CARES! FREE TO BE YOU!!!

  
I went to the Mecca!! New York 

AfroPunk festival in the middle of 

Brooklyn projects at Commodore 

Barry Park!

  
I met up with two friends Giselle from Brooklyn & Evan from Harlem.

  
Giselle hasn’t miss one festival yet!

The festival use to be free! This is the 1st year of fee. Which increase a bigger crowd -Giselle,28,Brooklyn 

   
I’m lucky to have such beautiful 

people in my life, worldwide! 

The Motto:

NO RACISM

NO SEXISM

NO TRANSPHOBIA

NO HOMOPHOBIA

NO AGEISM

NO ABLEISM 

If you go against these rules at 

AfroPunk. You’re banned. 

FOREVER!

How easy it was to be yourself 

around like minded people. 

Listening to live music from local 

NY musicians,Kelis,Suicidal 

Tendacies etc. were among us & the 

good smell of happiness in the air!   

   Wink* Wink*

                          BUMMER!

I missed Grace Jones! 

                       GRACE JONES!!!!

Been at the festival since 12:30pm. 

She was the last act & I gave up on 

life around 7:00pm. I was exhausted 

& had to catch the ferry back to 

Staten Island!

I didn’t make it to the after party    

Zzzzzzzzzz!!
I met awesome people at the 

festival! 

   
   
    

I got lost on the subway my first 

night in NY! 

                    HEY!

 Even locals get lost on the subway! 

My favorite part of my trip was the 

ferry ride at night! 

              It’s beautiful!! 

  
  
  
                 

           NO TOURISM!

My lonely adventures walking in 

Staten Island. I ran across some 

picture worthy things & saw where 

Eric Garner was choked out by 

police. 

   
    
 

Harlem Nights! Hanging out with 

friends walking to Minoins a jazz 

club on 125th.  Came across some 

picture worthy buildings & the 

Apollo. 

   
   
Back to Brooklyn on a Monday.

Heading to Zombie Hut a tiki bar 

with my friend Nefertiti. Well bar 

hopping on smith ave. in Brooklyn 

isn’t bad on a Monday night! 

Drink specials $6 margaritas! 

Yeah I took advantage of that  

especially after my Bahama mama 

drinks. Took a couple of snaps 

before my debut dancing on the L 

back home. 
 
My NY trip was phenomenal!!! I 

met awesome people & my friends 

took care of me! So grateful! 

Stay tuned for AfroPunk  ATL pt.2!

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Tad Pierson-Americana Life

  

I met Tad Pierson through mutual 

friends 4 years ago at a party. He’s 

charisma lit up the room with his 

vintage bowling shirt on & comb-back

wavy silver hair.

I asked my friend about him. 

“Remember we went to a party in a warehouse full of vintage trailers”-Kelli Mirelli

OH SNAP! It all make sense now!

Tad’s Imaginarium,American Dream Safari & Tire Art.

  
                Let the interview begin!

                    Mint Cream Style!

Eating cheddar goldfish,drinking a cold dark stout beer (what beer was that again) & petting his friendly dog “Howdy”. 

No TV in sight. Just a radio,books and art projects. 

Productive as usual. Creating tire art. Working on his classic cars. 

American Dream Safari

    

Tad started his tours (road 

ethnograph) in 1989,driving his 

grandfathers blue 1950 Buick. 

In spring,tour starts in New Mexico 

driving along Route 66 & ending 

in California. Imagine a classic car with 

Airstream trailer attached,traveling the 

west coast. In fall ’95 tours start from 

Memphis to New Orleans (blues tour). 

Elvis fans really love his rock-n-roll 

tours riding in a 55′ pink Cadillac.

Me & my friend from Canada “Hey 

Bonnie”! Enjoyed his rock-n-roll,soul

& blues tour. From Sun studio to Stax,

Elvis teen home to Aretha Franklin 

childhood home,Bar-BQ picnic & 

cruise through midtown. His tours

are definitely unforgettable. 

  
Die hard rock-n-roll fans is his favorite

(blue-collar folks) that save every dime 

to tour with Tad. Celebrities were also 

customers like  Katie Curick,Elvis 

Costello & He shauffered Wilson 

Pickett around for 3 days. 

Imaginarium 

Americana heaven in a warehouse 

with three vintage trailers,indoor pond

tire art & classic cars. 

              INDOOR TRAILER PARK

        Divine-Pink Flamingos vibe lol!

Before the Imaginarium was born.

Tad parked his Airstream trailer 

behind P&H (Wanda Wilson days)&

lived there. The after hour spot 

where all the artists & like minded

people hungout. 

 

1950’s Airstream Trailer

 
  
  
Save up $400 bucks & throw a party!

Invite me please!

Also he rents out the Imaginarium 

for photoshoots & events.

Tire Art

Cruising down the country roads of

Vassar,KS (Tad hometown) north of 

Wichita. Tire sign hanging on poles

“No trespassing” or ” No hunting”,

inspired Tad creativity of tire art.

What makes his tire art stands out?!?He paints them two-toned colors,

Tire furniture & tire sculptors. 

                  It’s AMAZING!!

  

  

  

He plans on collecting more vintage 

trailers and a bigger indoor trailer 

park. The park will have a golf course,

diner & movie showings on a projector

screen. Like a Drive-in!!!! 

Future plans for ADS is a board game.

“Travel the American Dream Safari”

& Dashboard Diaries which is a 

slideshow presentation of his tours.

Tad’s Top Picks

  1. Author-Jack London
  2. Poet-E.E. Cummings
  3. Mythologist-Joseph Campbell
  4. Blues-“Hound Dog” Taylor
  5. R&B/Soul- James Carr
  6. Rock & Roll-Bruce Springsteen
  7. Folk-Bob Dylan 

Live your dreams today,tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Go for it NOW! Create your own identity. -Tad Pierson

Links

Tire Art

American Dream Safari
American Dream Safari-FB Page