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Re: “PHOTOS: Day One of inaugural High Water Festival

I counted four Black people in over 130 photos on the HWF Instagram page. So, I checked the tags. Nope. I checked the event's advertisements. Anything about including them? Nope. And so few Black/POC bands?

Really, Charleston? Really?

Black people INVENTED the music the white bands are all playing! They are an integral part of Charleston's past, present, and (hopefully) future culture. They've suffered endless hatred, violence, and discrimination since the day their ancestors were put in chains.

Charleston: HOW MANY MORE ATROCITIES AGAINST YOUR FOUNDING NEIGHBORS HAVE TO TAKE PLACE BEFORE YOU START TAILORING EVENTS TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY?! Do y'all really need another church shooting before you're ACTUALLY "Charleston Strong"? Have y'all forgotten about standing thousands strong in solidarity with your Black sisters and brothers after the AME massacre on a bridge named after a rich, gentrifying snob? Do y'all remember saying 'never again'?

How does anyone hold a festival after something like that -- let alone, the hundreds of years of violence and oppression against Black people -- AND NOT INCLUDE THEM?!

Because of its history of violence and oppression of our Black sisters and brothers, its white residents should stop using words like "exclusive" when marketing these events. From their inception, ideas should create just as much space for Black faces as they do for white ones (I'll capitalize 'white' when we deserve it), especially when it's held in the next to-be-gentrified corridor of the area.

I'm not calling it's organizers and marketers racists -- I'm calling them thoughtless, and thoughtlessness breeds the "how could this have happeneds" of the world.

If you're white, it's your responsibility to police your thoughts, speech, language, and actions for privilege, and to FIX IT. If you're white, you've been racist. Even if you don't don a sheet or burn crosses or terrorize or kill Black people, you've done it. We're white, and because we're white, we've all done it. I have.

However, "I didn't mean it THAT way" isn't an excuse. It's a slap in the already mercilessly beaten face of Black humanity. Maybe if we whites TRY to include our Black and POC sisters and brothers -- our NEIGHBORS, upon whose backs and souls this entire country has been built -- from the beginning, we'll actually begin to change it.

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Posted by Gabriel Gotaway on April 25, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “PHOTOS: Day One of inaugural High Water Festival

Great music. Criminally over-priced amenities.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 24, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “PHOTOS: Day One of inaugural High Water Festival

I think she said "just a sliver of the talent" found in Charleston... unless there be snakes here.

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Posted by Ron Wiltrout on April 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “PHOTOS: Day One of inaugural High Water Festival

An absolutely amazing festival. My hat off to everyone that organized.
Kevin Brunson

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 24, 2017 at 9:33 AM
Posted by Brian Tamling on April 21, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Crab Claw gets mullet envy in new "Scoot, Scoot" video... Southern Charm appearance coming?

This guy is something else. True gift to the world

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Posted by Johnny Delaware on April 18, 2017 at 1:02 AM
Posted by Jonathan Walker Trull on April 17, 2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Put these 8 Southern music festivals on your radar

Definitely should have included Waccamaw Getaway Fest in Conway SC. Randall Bramblett, Ben Miller band, and groove fetish headlining!

Posted by Daniel Simons on April 14, 2017 at 4:46 AM

Re: “Put these 8 Southern music festivals on your radar

8/8 great festivals.

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Posted by David Russell Stringer on April 13, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Large-scale festival venue Yonder Field arrives an hour north of Charleston

Where is the info on camping?......amenities, price, parking lot or under trees?

Posted by Jacqueline on April 11, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Dr. John headlines first festival at Bowman's Yonder Field

Doctor John...Mac Rebenek...47 or more years of seriously good stuff...Doctor John and the Night Trippers...All of you punks should go and see this man....

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on April 10, 2017 at 5:36 PM

Re: “The Man Who Made Me a Performer: Andy "Smoky" Weiner remembers local blues guitarist, Nik Pappas

Even though Nik Pappas taught me much about blues guitar and musicianship, I couldn't have written a more beautiful tribute, Andy. Believe it or not, I also learned a lot from you, as well, during that period. I loved Nik, as I love you, my brother. I hope we get to play some music and remember Nature Boy together, someday soon.

Posted by Charles Muldoon on April 9, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Live Music: Charlestown Sounds; Lab Sessions; Loretta Lynn; Regina Ferguson

Who was opening act for Loretta Lynn?

Posted by Andy Boland on April 8, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Portugal. The Man threw away three years of work to make their new album

Wasila is in Alaska, not Arkansas.

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Posted by Patrick Wall on April 5, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Illadell puts singles on the chopping block

Please come out to our show... Saturday April 22, 2017 Talibandz Entertainment Presents, South Carolina very own and biggest recording artist Mook (TBG), "To The Dome" Concert. Mook will be perfoming all his latest hits from his hot mixtape "Red Roses" and his super smash hit "To The Dome & Keep It Real" Also performig live, Lil Knock the brother of Speaker Knockerz & Boss Beezy. For all opening act please call or text 803-900-5749 limited space is available. There will also be a Tribute to Speaker Knockerz and a $250 dance contest to Speaker Knockerz #1 twerk anthem "Freak Hoe" Participants will be picked from the crowd or call to reserve your spot to dance. Kids under 18 can come accompanied by an adult.

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Posted by Jamol Stone on April 5, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Quis KingSoul debuts Godis

Please come out to our show! Saturday April 22, 2017 Talibandz Entertainment Presents, South Carolina very own and biggest recording artist Mook (TBG), "To The Dome" Concert. Mook will be perfoming all his latest hits from his hot mixtape "Red Roses" and his super smash hit "To The Dome & Keep It Real" Also performig live, Lil Knock the brother of Speaker Knockerz & Boss Beezy. For all opening act please call or text 803-900-5749 limited space is available. There will also be a Tribute to Speaker Knockerz and a $250 dance contest to Speaker Knockerz #1 twerk anthem "Freak Hoe" Participants will be picked from the crowd or call to reserve your spot to dance. Kids under 18 can come accompanied by an adult.

Posted by Jamol Stone on April 5, 2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “FM Station The City hits the airwaves

Long ove rdue great music excellent programing best DJ's

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Posted by Virgil Downing on March 25, 2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Nonprofit Heal with HeARTS brings the arts to local schools

Beautiful and congratulations! I can't think of a better story that got its stat, at least in part,at the Renaissance School!:)

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Posted by Noreene Thibault-Chen on March 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Large-scale festival venue Yonder Field arrives an hour north of Charleston

they will definitely need my hula hooping company there..Hoopitude has all your Hooping needs here in Charleston at 3040 hwy 17n mt pleasant

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Posted by Kitcat Cunningham on February 9, 2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Chris Robinson on Lowcountry living, Deadheads, and fleeing corporate rock

When The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion came out in 1992 I had an epiphany on the profound scale. It blew my mind and listened to it every day that whole summer and fall. I am so glad to see Chris hasn't changed. He is very inspiring to me as a musician. Thanks so much for everything Chris Robinson!!!

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Posted by Matt Ross on February 8, 2017 at 3:05 PM
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