Afro Nation Puerto Rico

Afro Nation is a traveling Afro beats music festival that takes place annually. The festivals stops in Las Vegas, Portugal, and Puerto Rico. I obviously chose Puerto Rico because it’s so close and I liked the line up better. Perhaps one day, I’ll venture to Portugal. I just hate flights over 4 hours. Any tips for that??

Any who, the festival took place March 24- 26 and was supposed to include artists like Burna Boy, Shenseea, Wizkid, and Tems. Disappointed! The festival team does a great job of being organized on the front end, but dropped the ball the day of. We bought our tickets in the Fall and had been getting weekly emails about things we should do or bring. But, by the time we got there, 7 artists had already dropped out. Burna Boy was replaced with Rick Ross. I love him, but this was not the appropriate show. The festival was definitely giving Fyre Festival vibes. Now, I know the weather was not their fault, but it didn’t help. Because of the rain, we left early the first two nights.

Our saving grace in the rain

Once you get closer to the festival, you should download the Festicket app. The app will allow you to add money to your wristband and serves as your ticket into the festival. Everything at the festival is cashless. So, you can either load your money for drinks, food, and merchandise onto your wristband online, through the app, or at one of the loading stations in the park.

The last night of the festival was the best. The artists actually showed up and the performances were lit. And, the weather was perfect. Meg was my favorite!

I stayed at Nest Hotel. If you’re on a budget, have at it. As for me and my bougie taste, it’s a no. The location is kinda hood, and is way too far from the festival. The cleanliness was not there and the rooms are tiny. You can tell they tried with the main area decor, but it’s a no for me dawg. But this was my fault. I booked my hotel at the last minute, so the good places were sold out.

As you know, I love attending music festivals. This one definitely ranks lower than Essence, Soul Beach, and Memphis in May. I hope they learn from their mistakes and improve. In the future, I may try their Vegas one. Hopefully, Dreamville doesn’t disappointed next week.

Enjoy the gallery below 🙂

Carolina, PR

March 2022

Nest Hotel

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