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Lil Yachty, Kid Cudi & More Highlights from ComplexCon 2023

The ComplexCon culture festival has returned for its 2023 iteration, complete with a range of experiences, events and more.

This year’s occasion, held from Nov. 18 to 19 in Long Beach, Calif., has included a wide variety of musical performances, speaking panels, market-style stalls and more focusing on fashion, music, food and various cultural topics. During the first day of the festival, Kid Cudi was spotted arriving in the market in a pair of red and white sneakers.

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Kid Cudi attends ComplexCon 2023 in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 18, 2023.Complex

At the event, Jeff Staple hosted LG Styler’s game show-style activation — which supported the brand’s launch of technological cleaners in the U.S. — and spoke to FN‘s Charlie Carballo on his top sneaker-cleaning tips.

“There are sprays that they sell that waterproof the shoe prior so you can protect it — that’s actually 90% of the battle, because if you waterproof, you actually can wipe it off easier,” Staple said, in addition to having a sturdy “beater” sneaker and using Mr. Clean Magic Sponges.

ComplexCon notably features a wide variety of limited-edition product, fashion and accessory drops, collaborations and releases in a market-style shopping space. This year’s festival includes displays from Marc Jacobs x Cactus Plant Flea Market, Lewis Hamilton x Takashi Murakami, RCNSTRCT Studio and more.

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Marc Jacobs and Cactus Plant Flea Market’s stall at ComplexCon 2023 in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 18, 2023.Complex

On the food front, ComplexCon’s lineup notably included a tailgate event hosted by YouTube series “Hot Ones,” the L.A. Chargers and its host, Sean Evans. The occasion, titled the First We Feast Lagoon, celebrated season 2 of the show’s “Truth or Dab — L.A. Chargers Edition” spinoff program.

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Sean Evans of “Hot Ones” attends the Hot Ones Tailgate at the First We Feast Lagoon during ComplexCon 2023 in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 18, 2023.Complex

ComplexCon also featured a wide array of musical performances. This year’s lineup included Lil Yachty, YG, Zack Bia, Don Toliver and more taking the stage for the occasion.

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Lil Yachty performs at ComplexCon 2023 in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 18, 2023.Complex

ComplexCon is a culture festival highlighting sneakers, music, food and more with a range of speaking panels, live performances and marketplace vendors. The 2023 event, held in Long Beach, Calif., included appearances from Kid Cudi, Don Toliver, YG and more.

About the Author:

Aaron Royce is the Digital Editor for Footwear News, where he writes stories on trending news, celebrity style, collaborations and in-depth profile interviews. Prior to joining Footwear News, Aaron wrote for publications including PAPER, Grazia and the Daily Front Row. He currently holds a B.S. in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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