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3 Yards Bangin' 

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Sehar Sufi
Eshe, daughter of 3YB founder Joseph Porter, says 3YB represents legacy and family to her. The party started in her own backyard, and she's amazed at its progression.
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Lazone (second from left) says "behind house music is nothing but love." This is her 5th year attending 3YB.
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Cofounder of 3YB Joseph Porter (foreground) greets attendees of the 15th Annual 3 Yards Bangin'.
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This is Larry's first time at 3 Yards Bangin' House Fest. "I am a house head. I love house music."
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This is First Lady's fourth time DJing at 3YB and third time hosting. She plays in the States as well as internationally.
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Asadah Kirkland (foreground) from South Shore dances to the musical stylings of DJ Duane Powell at 3YB. Asadah says it's nice to come to a party that's in the neighborhood.
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First Lady spins at the 15th Annual 3YB House Fest.
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Raynese is from the area, and this is her third time at 3YB. Raynese says 3YB represents "peaceful adults coming together in a family atmosphere and enjoying themselves. And more importantly, dancing."
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Sheryl Elder and Jackie Graves dance to DJ First Lady at 3 Yards Bangin'. Jackie Graves (foreground) says he's always at house-related parties and events.
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Attendees of the 15th Annual Three Yardz Bangin' House Fest.
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Lorna from the south suburbs is at 3YB House Fest for the second time.
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The crowd dances to DJ Duane Powell at 3 Yards Bangin' House Fest.
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The crowd dances to DJ Duane Powell at 3 Yards Bangin' House Fest.
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Latoya (foreground) and friends at 3 Yards Bangin' House Fest. This is Latoya's first time at 3YB.
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The crowd at 3 Yards Bangin' House Fest
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This is First Lady's fourth time DJ'ing at 3YB and third time hosting. She plays in the states as well as internationally.
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Curt Ford, pictured with 3YB cofounder Monica Porter, is a promoter of the event. Curt enjoys the responsibility of ensuring that people can enjoy themselves.
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DJ Duane Powell takes the stage at 3 Yardz Bangin' House Fest.
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The crowd at 3 Yards Bangin' House Fest dances to Torin Edmond.
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The crowd at 3 Yards Bangin' House Fest dances to Torin Edmond.
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The crowd listens to 3YB founder Joseph "Pepe" Porter as he speaks about Black entrepreneurship from the stage.
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DJ Cheez and Torin Edmond listen to 3YB founder Joseph "Pepe" Porter speak on stage.
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Many 3YB attendees brought chairs and tents to the fest.
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Shey Hut sells body health products to 3YB attendees. This is her first time attending the fest.
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The 3YB House Fest crowd dances to DJ Torin Edmond.
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Sehar Sufi
Eshe, daughter of 3YB founder Joseph Porter, says 3YB represents legacy and family to her. The party started in her own backyard, and she's amazed at its progression.

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