Macy’s is quickly becoming my entertainment hub. This department store is not just for shopping. In the past few months, I have attended fashion shows and cooking classes, sampled gourmet food at a food truck and got up close and personal with Far East Movement at a concert. All of these things happened at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, but other Macy’s stores host similar events.
FEM was an excellent choice to represent Macy’s in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Their positive and uplifting attitudes are present when they speak and when they perform. These attitudes are infectious!
The members of FEM were raised right here in Southern California – specifically in Los Angeles and Koreatown. In this area, diverse cultures retain their unique qualities and also blend together creating a new mix. The band celebrates their own Korean and Filipino heritage alongside the current blended culture of Los Angeles.
FEM performs as a group. There isn’t one star who takes center stage while everyone else fades into the background. Each member gets to shine doing what they do best. They all take turns being in the spotlight and work together well. This is truly a group collaboration and they set a good example for how we should behave in life – doing our individual best to be a part of something bigger.
The concert was very fun. Their style reminds me of the Beastie Boys, so I wasn’t surprised to hear them say that they had been an early influence. It was fun to hear them play their version of a Beastie Boys song along with their originals.
Far East Movement is fun music when you listen to a recording, but they really come alive in concert. This group of friends exudes a joy and happiness that is contagious.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is the perfect time to appreciate the past, present and future.
I’m looking forward to attending more events at Macy’s. You can check the Macy’s event schedule online to see what’s happening at your local store.
Compensation provided by Everywhere.