I was so excited to attend the Atlanta Natural Hair Show yesterday. I woke up early, did my hair,
squeezed into slipped on my Original Moxie t-shirt and got the baby all gussied up. We met up with Disco Diva and we were on our way.
Once we arrived at the convention center, our balloons were slightly deflated. There were a lot of cars. Seems like we weren’t the only ones who wanted to beat the crowds by getting there early.
Once we stepped inside the convention center, our balloons were completely popped. It.was.packed! Like, packed like you cannot believe. There was one line that went the entire span of the huge lobby and then back again. And that line was not moving. It seems there was only one desk where you could buy a ticket or get your tickets from will call. We figured that it would take us an hour (and honestly closer to 90 minutes) just to get a ticket. We both had plans later that afternoon, so there was no way we could stand in line for that long.
For the record, I could have had nothing to do and I still wouldn’t have waited. The only time I am willing to wait in that kind of line is if Dwayne Johnson is on the other end ready to give me some sweet lip.
I was really disappointed that we didn’t get to attend the hair show. It actually kind of set the tone for my whole day. There is nothing like poor planning to take the wind out of your sails. I really wanted to get some tips on how to style my hair and pick up some cute t-shirts!
On the plus side, I have never in my life seen so many black women in one space. Never ever. That was pretty cool.
Did you attend the hair show? Did you enjoy it?