Live: Trae Day 2013

photographer Nastacia Ellis
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    Photographer Nastacia Ellis visited Houston rapper Trae tha Truth's annual Trae Day, a free community get-together with performances, games for kids, free vaccinations and free school supplies. Above, see Ellis' photos of the event, and below, see her portraits and short interviews with attendees.


    What's your name? Youngin
    Where are you from? Houston, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? Yep, two years in a row
    What do you like about Trae Day? I like that it's giving back, giving back to the kids and such, I'm not worried about much else
    What are you most looking forward to? Seeing what he's going to bring out, who's here to support him
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? Just fun and games, it's just a laid back good time

    What's your name? Matthew
    Where are you from? Houston, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? First time out
    What do you like about Trae Day? I like the enviroment, they don't do a lot of things like this anymore
    What are you most looking forward to? I wanna see people i have in my CDs, artists like Trae or someone like Kevin Gates
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? Love from the South, everyone gets together with their family and kids

    What's your name? Kianna
    Where are you from? Houston, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? No, it's my first time
    What do you like about Trae Day? It's cool, they have rides and stuff for the kids
    What are you most looking forward to? The performances, seeing how people do and who shows up
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? It's a family event, safe for the kids without people acting wild


    What's your name? Young John
    Where are you from? Houston, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? This is my second Trae Day, it's a good look
    What do you like about Trae Day? Trae is my favorite artist, it's a good thing for people that don't have a voice. I'm loving the scene
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? Get out here and celebrate back to school and we're gunna do it. A lot of artists celebrate with their money by doing their own things but their not doing it like Trae, it's a holiday.



    What's your name? Joseph
    Where are you from? Houston, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? First time out
    What do you like about Trae Day? Giving back for the kids. You never seen that these days in Houston
    What are you most looking forward to? Seeing Trae up on that stage
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? It's crazy, it's a must, you have to do it every year, always

    What's your name? Tristan
    Where are you from? Alief, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? First time
    What do you like about Trae Day? Seeing artists like Fast Money come down
    What are you most looking forward to? To seeing Trae and other different arts. I went and got tested and other free stuff
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? And it's exciting, it's been a while since i've see a lot of stuff for the family, and for free


    What's your name? Emily
    Where are you from? San Marcos, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? Last year
    What do you like about Trae Day? Trae, him giving back
    What are you most looking forward to? The music, who's coming out
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? Free music for all ages

    What's your name? Queso
    Where are you from? Austin, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? No
    What do you like about Trae Day? Seeing Trae perform
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? Get down here, cause you have to be here, you can't be missing the free stuff and the environment



    What's your name? K-dog
    Where are you from? Houston, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? My first time
    What do you like about Trae Day? So far, it's a cool environment, loving the music and it's just all around cool
    What are you most looking forward to? Seeing the performances, trying to get on that stage with Trae, I'm trying to be a legend like him
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? It's a southern thing, chilling like we in the neighborhood, good times, food, music, everythings here

    What's your name? JT
    Where are you from? Houston, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? It's my first one
    What do you like about Trae Day? Community, a lot of gathering and that's good cause in these days, it's hard to get that so it's good to see a bunch of different people come together
    What are you most looking forward to? Of course the performances, but I'm looking forward to this being a good promo for next year and the following years, because I think it's good to have people come together all in one city
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? Come out, it's all about show love, get love, everyday of the year. It's about show respect, get respect cause when you come out and support your city, your city will always support you

    What's your name? Patrice
    Where are you from? Houston, Texas
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? No
    What are you most looking forward to? A free show, hopefully discovering new music and seeing what else there is to get into





    What's your name? Destin
    Have you ever been to Trae Day? First time
    What do you like about Trae Dae? Seeing a bunch of different people perform
    whats your name? destin
    How would you describe Trae Day to someone who's never been? A good place to go, a good place for the kids, good music and free stuff.

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    Live: Trae Day 2013