So, thanks to Hurricane Irene, the AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn, New York has been cancelled. Yours truly, unfortunately, was supposed to go. However, as festival favorite Janelle Monae says, "...gotta keep...balance". Though not easy to admit, there were some upsides, namely other opportunities to get out of the house. Such is life, apparently. To those on the eastern seabord affected by Hurricane Irene, stay safe.