Just came back from the annual Puerto Rican parade. The community is out in full force, especially around Jackson Sq. and Egleston. There's some great drumming going on out there and a couple of trucks with DJs keeping it jumping, so if you have a second to run outside and check it out, it's well worth it. Try to find a spot in the shade though, 'cause it's John Blaze out there.
Next stop on today's itinerary will be the HipHop 4 Life Culture Festival. This should be a cool, peaceful event filled with fashion, poetry, music and more. Don't forget to rock your sunblock.