One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018: Day One

Around One Love
Around One Love
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Dubbest
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Iya Terra
Around One Love
Around One Love
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
White Glove Service
Around One Love
Around One Love
The Movement
The Movement
The Movement
The Movement
The Movement
The Movement
The Movement
The Movement
The Movement
The Movement
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Brewfish
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
The Steppas
The Steppas
The Steppas
The Steppas
The Steppas
The Steppas
The Steppas
The Steppas
The Steppas
The Steppas
Around One Love
Around One Love
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth w/ Bret Bollinger
Fortunate Youth w/ Bret Bollinger
Fortunate Youth w/ Bret Bollinger
Fortunate Youth w/ Bret Bollinger
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
We Should Smoke
We Should Smoke
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
We Should Smoke
We Should Smoke
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Around One Love
Around One Love
We Should Smoke
We Should Smoke
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
The Holdup
Jimmy Ovadia
Jimmy Ovadia
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
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Around One Love
Jesse Royal
Jesse Royal
Jesse Royal
Jesse Royal
Jesse Royal
Jesse Royal
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Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
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Around One Love
Around One Love
Around One Love
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Around One Love
Around One Love
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
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Around One Love
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Iration
Jimmy Ovadia
Jimmy Ovadia
Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo!
Ooklah the Moc
Ooklah the Moc
Ooklah the Moc
Ooklah the Moc
Ooklah the Moc
Ooklah the Moc
Ooklah the Moc
Ooklah the Moc
Collie Buddz
Collie Buddz
Collie Buddz
Collie Buddz
Jimmy Ovadia
Jimmy Ovadia
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
Atmosphere
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Around One Love
Twiddle
Twiddle
Twiddle
Twiddle
Twiddle
Twiddle
Twiddle
Twiddle
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
The Simpkin Project
Jimmy Ovadia
Jimmy Ovadia
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
Easy Star All Stars
Easy Star All Stars
Easy Star All Stars
Easy Star All Stars
Easy Star All Stars
Easy Star All Stars
Easy Star All Stars
Easy Star All Stars
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
Queen Mary after party
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth

It was the morning of Saturday February 10th, 2018 along the Long Beach bay when the gates of the 3rd Annual One Love Cali Reggae Festival opened to greet attendees with loving arms. Just adjacent to the stoic Queen Mary shipliner, One Love Fest 2018 consisted of two stages, Flav and Main, with a walkway connecting the two both underground and overhead. Festivalgoers began arriving by the busload as Iya Terra kicked off the Main Stage and Dubbest christened the Flav Stage next to the main food and vendor village. White Glove Service, The Movement, Brewfish and The Steppas were up next, pushing forward the day with epic high-energy performances. And then, Fortunate Youth happened. The grounds were already jam-packed as FY stole the show, with a daughter dancing alongside her guitarist father, larger than life blunts being passed around courtesy of We Should Smoke and a surprise Pepper collaboration via Bret Bollinger. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Vibes were high (among other things), as the day progressed with The Holdup, another set from Dubbest (poor Giant Panda got snowed in somewhere and couldn't make the party), Matisyahu and Jesse Royal. The full Pepper triad took the Main Stage next for an Ohana island party, followed by J Boog's island sound. Back on the Flav Stage, Tomorrows Bad Seeds slayed so hard, one Top Shelf photographer accidentally dropkicked her camera attempting to skank and shoot at the same time. The camera lived and it was well worth it, since TBS doesn't mess around when it comes to absolutely thrilling an audience. Around this time, the sold out Day 1 started living up to its status – it was almost too crowded to navigate! That was when the hard part happened: which stage do you choose when each had an equally epic lineup to close down the night? The Flav Stage showed off the talents of Josh Heinrichs, Ooklah the Moc, Ballyhoo!, Collie Buddz and Twiddle while the Main Stage ended with reggae rock's greatest Iration, hip hop's collosal Atmosphere and then, of course, the rocking set of Rebelution.

You thought that was enough? Oh, no. Cue the afterparty. Back on the ship, The Simpkin Project kicked off the Saturday night after party aboard the Queen Mary, followed by Easy Star All Stars doing their entire Dub Side of the Moon album. It was transcendental, to say the least. The party continued well into the early morning, with Fortunate Youth jamming a different set than earlier and gaining hands down the One Love Day One MVPs status. With so much action in just one day, it was crazy to think that there was still another full day of One Love Cali Fest to come. Stay tuned for the Day Two gallery, coming soon.

Photography by Sean McCracken & Kristy Rose

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