ComplexCon Day 1 RECAP

The hype was real for the second ever ComplexCon.

Hundreds of fans camped out overnight to be among the first to cop the latest merch from Puma, Human Made, adidas, Neighborhood, Billionaire Boys Club, Colette, Nike, Kimoji, and dozens more at this year’s ComplexCon 2017 in Long Beach, CA.

Fans got a special treat when Big Sean made a surprise appearance at the Puma booth. And when Desiigner stopped by the Foot Locker booth to visit The Foundation. And when Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami screen printed T-shirts for fans. And when G-Star revealed the new G-Star Raw suit with Pharrell. And when Pusha T unveiled his latest collaboration with adidas. And when A$AP Ferg revealed he once lined up for two days to cop the Nike Air Yeezy shoes. And when eBay raffled custom pairs of Nike shoes with proceeds going to benefit families in need from recent NorCal fires.

Other surprises included appearance by Lavar and Lonzo Ball, Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson, Andre 3000, Pharrell, Riff Raff, SuperDuperKyle, Wiz Khalifa, Rich the Kid, Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Barker during Ronnie J’s set, professional skateboarder Erik Koston, and Rotimi.

Virgil Abloh, designer & founder of Off-White keynoted ComplexCon(versations), the speaking track that tackles the topics that concern today’s Complex generation, and was followed by panels that included a “who’s who” lineup of Charles D. King, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, A$AP Ferg, Jerry Lorenzo, Chris Gibbs, Deon Point, Racks Hogan, Karizza Sanchez, Kevin Le, Bradford Shellhammer, Lavar Ball, Takashi Murakami, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Don C., Yoon Ambush, J Balvin, Lonzo Ball, Wale, DJ Clark Kent, Aleali May, Joe La Puma, Russ Bengtson, Victor Cruz and more.

During the day, Fool’s Gold Day Off took over the Pigeons & Planes Stage with Smokepurpp and Fool’s Gold artists G-Worthy, along with A-Trak & Friends, SuperDuperKyle, A$AP Ferg, Ski Mask the Slump God, Wifisfuneral, Dreezy, and Ronnie J. The crowd went crazy when K$ace ran through the crowd to perform his Pigeons and Planes’ performance on the roof of the Fool’s Gold booth hundreds of feet away from the stage.

The day culminated with a concert style listening party of N*E*R*D’s new album “No_One Ever Really Dies.”

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