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PerformanceDanceLive Shots: Face, flair, and fabulousness at Hella Hyphy...

Live Shots: Face, flair, and fabulousness at Hella Hyphy Ball

Fierce vogue contestants plus classic Oakland hip-hop sounds lit up Lake Merritt—with some surprise special guests.

Movie critics often say sequels are never as good as the original—but Oakland To All’s Hella Hyphy Ball was proof the rule doesn’t apply to outdoor ballroom vogue. The event, a follow up to last year’s Back with a Vengeance Ball, returned to  to Lake Merritt on Saturday, September 10, just before Oakland Pride. Vogueing categories included Butch Realness, Sex Siren, Thizzle Dance (vogueing to hyphy music), and Tag Team Performance, all for $10,000 in total cash prizes. Click through our slideshow for a recap of the fashion, music, and surprise guests. 

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