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WGTF?! 2023

The one and only international Hip-Hop Festival

It is the only one, at least for me. The only event I still cover, as I retired from this type of work years ago now. It definitely feels like home now. I know the main venue like my pocket, the outdoor hip-hop village, and it is always a pleasure to see all these familiar faces each year. After their return last year (because of COVID-19) I thought that this year would be my last. I am getting too old for this, 3 days in a row used to be fun when I was young... now it is hard for me to work nonstop for 2 days straight. So I figured out a way to work, where I don't burn all my energy early in the day and save myself for the hot stuff later in the evening.

Plus the organizers are so understanding, I bet they will hand me a wheelchair next year. Yes, I said next year, because I decided to come back next year and maybe for their 10th anniversary in 2025 if they still want me. I will then seriously reconsider tiring from this... but who knows... anything can happen in 2 years! Down below is a selection of pictures from these amazing 3 days. For the first time, it was a Fujifilm Coverage. Everything was shot with 2 Fujifilm X-H2s and the Fujinon XF 8-16 mm f/2,8 R LM WR, XF16-55 mmF2.8 R LM WR, and XF 50-140 mm f/2,8 OIS WR! If you don't know anything about this event, it's a shame. Check out their website and socials: All the battles from this year and the previous years will be uploaded on their YouTube channel:

Concrete Battles and 7 to Smoke

the Collab'

Battle breaking 4vs4