Is there anyone out there that does not have memories of being defiled in some way at Freaknik? How about run over in some stampede from a fight? Imagery still stuck in your head from the fake-me-out ”Luke girls” with the thongs on at the Burger King tryin to make some “change?” Anyone catch Lil’ Kim at the park practically naked dancin’ to Pop that Coochie on top of someone’s car? Did anyone come back to their car and they didn’t steal it, but folks were in it having sex? Oh, then you’re reallllllllllllllly missing Freaknik. YEAH RIGHT!
It appears that no one is really feelin’ the idea of bringing it back. And it’s too bad the event got out of control because it started out pretty good, until it got so much “attention.” Once it blew up from hundreds to hundreds of thousands, it took a turn for the worse. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the proposed dates for the revival are April 1 5- 17, but so far no permits have been issued for any event pertaining to Freaknik. The city of Atlanta ended the festivities at the end of the 20th century, so they wouldn’t be embarrassed in the 21st. They were also interested in actually continuing to have a city. Because quite obviously, the event attracted a lot of folks without a lot of home training and they were tearing the place up.
There are a couple promoters, Freaknic Nation and iFREAKNiK2011, coming in the name of Freaknik, yet there isn’t a reservation or permit in any of their names. Freaknic Nation is promoting themselves as party central, while the other group is supposed to be the “party with a purpose” type of group. DaVinci Barcello is the promoter behind iFREAKNik2011, and he boasts on the event website: ”The state of iFREAKNiK 2k11 is strong and in full action, we’ve incorporated multiple venues with various events and have promotional tours underway as you read this.”
Now that’s pretty big talk for someone who wasn’t available for comment at press time, yet is within two weeks of the party date and no one has applied for a permit that has a 30-day waiting period. Read more here on the party that, it seems, will never be again….thank God!