The First Ever ComplexCon

The first ever ComplexCon was hosted in Long Beach, California, beginning on November 5th and ending the next day. The event was held at Long Beach Convention Center, and was organized by Complex Magazine.

ComplexCon 2016 was a festival created to intertwine different people and different cultures by featuring panels, speakers, brands, and performers.

A wide variety of performers made appearances at the festival. The first night, Kid Cudi took the arena stage with Travis Scott. Since his admittance into rehab, the return of Kid Cudi pleased many.

Skrillex performed at the main arena stage after Cudi, and his performance was said to be energetic and electrifying. Night one at ComplexCon showcased legends in today’s music.

Throughout the convention, clothing brands set up their booths. Nike showcased their Nike Space court, where guests like D’angelo Russell from the Los Angeles Lakers made special appearances while shooting some baskets. D.R.A.M. went to the court to do a performance.

Adidas, Bape, and Anti Social Social Club were only a few streetwear brands amongst many that set up pop up shops at ComplexCon. A great deal of shopping was done by attendees, with a majority of the convention center dominated by clothing booths.

At the event, ComplexCon-exclusive clothing and shoes made their debut. Nike collaborated with VLONE to release the Nike x VLONE Air Force Ones, and they also collaborated with Anti Social Social Club to release the Nike x Anti Social Social Club Air Force Ones. A few lucky winners got their hands on these by entering a raffle.

For the second night, the headlining artists were Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, and Migos. Originally, Kanye West was scheduled to headline that night but pulled out of the performance. Snoop took West’s place instead.

Complex Magazine livestreamed parts of the convention on YouTube, allowing non-attendees to feel included. Overall, the very first ComplexCon proved to be quite successful. Stay tuned for ComplexCon 2017!

ComplexCon 2016 was a festival that brought music, clothing, and art together. Photo Credit: Variety Magazine

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