Marc Ecko’s Getting Up Festival got down at The Docks the weekend of August 13th and 14th. We got down with the Fixins.com crew and Paul107 as we took part in the Culture Corner and Sneaker Gallery! Setting up and tearing down meant long nights and little sleep, but everything paid off. The Fixins crew made it up to Toronto from LA to setup their infamous Sneaker galleries. We’re talking contributions from Nike, Reebok, Puma, Etnies, JB Classics, and their own personal collection.
The Culture Corner included artwork from Boogie, Marco Cibola, Paul107, Chris Wellard, Martha Cooper, and more! All this, plus a looping “Just for Kicks” trailer projected on the walls…watch for it to premiere later this year! Oh, and Magic Pony set up shop too! The graf expo featuring some of the best, the Cope2 piece was our favourite. All this, and we did even touch on the actual concert! Kanye, Fat Joe, Busta…’Lil Jon was particularily loud. Marc Ecko himself was seen walking the grounds and getting up himself! Most definately the biggest event we’ve been a part of…
Thanks to Ecko for the VIP treatment and hospitality throughout the festival. Big ups to Paul107, the Fixins.com crew, Eric Quebral, Magic Pony, Swanky, Marco Cibola, Dan Bergeron. Thanks also to JB Classics, Norml Clothing, and RES Canada for their contributions to the festival!
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