Venue: Collective Studios
The entire building is stirring with excitement as they wait for the arrival of Janelle Monae. Food is being served and drinks are being poured as “Q.U.E.E.N.” featuring Erykah Badu plays in the background. Then Laron of Atlantic Records announces “It’s time. It’s time for you to take off your shoes and place these socks on before you enter the main studio.” With confused looks the 70 plus attendees put on one black sock and one white sock. “Trust me, this will be an experience.” Laron continues as he opens the door. As each person stepped into the mist filled room they are instantly transported to a moment in time when Janelle Monae was most inspired. One by one everyone found their spot on the grass inside of the studio. Candles lined the walls lighting the room and adjacent to every batch of candles where tall white lilies.
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