By Buffalo Exchange Houston
While the east coast was having a “ball” June 6-8, the Left Coast was throwing a festival as well. Free Press Summer Fest is an event that happens annually in Houston. Usually the festival is nestled in Eleanor Tinsley Park, with the city of Houston serving as a backdrop, and the Buffalo Bayou as a perimeter. This year due to extreme flooding the festival had to be moved a week before to safer, drier grounds at Reliant Stadium.
Buffalo Exchange was lucky enough to be a vendor at this giant event, featuring the musical skills of acts like R. Kelly, Ben Harper, Weezer, Mastadon, Skrillex, and so on. Our goal was to help people find cool clothes to help beat the sweltering heat of almost 100 degrees. We saw some great style and we helped some people escape heatstroke by offering alternatives to the outfits they came in. Some of the stand out items keeping people stay cool and look fabulous, included umbrellas, bathing suits, and crop tops for the ladies.
Not one to be outdone, men also tried to stay as cool as possible and still look great. A huge trend for men we noticed was vintage Rocket Jerseys, and Americana tanks and accessories. We were able to sell most of our American Bandanas, by offering to dip them in the ice cold cooler so they could get some relief.
Despite the raising temperatures, Houstonians got together and threw a pretty phenomenal party. We at Buffalo were excited to be part of it, and can’t wait for next year!
FPSF has partnered with the City of Houston and the festival artists and sponsors to raise funds for the Greater Houston 2015 Flood Relief Fund. You can donate now to help Houstonians who were victims of last month’s flood. Your money will provide assistance in securing temporary housing, food, supplies, healthcare, transportation, and child care. From your mobile device, text ‘Houston’ to 91999 then click the link in the reply for the donation form.