Q&A: Homme Boy, Founder of Friends 100

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Halloween is right around the corner and there are plenty of events in Atlanta to check out. While we are excited about many of these, Friends 100 stands out. Originally founded by Homme Boy, Friends 100 prides itself on building community, having a good time, and making new friends. This month will be their third (and largest) event yet. Featuring live performances and costumes. It is definitely not to be missed. I recently sat down with the founder, Homme Boy, to learn about him and the origin of  Friends 100.

Plasma Magazine: So who are you? What are you about?

Homme boy: I go by Homme Boy (Homme like ‘man’ in French) I like to do events and make music. Pretty much I’m all about getting people together. I make music about self-love and unity and I want to bring that to everything I do. I feel like I’m an artist that represents duality and I want to embody that wherever I go. We live in a time where things don’t have to be one way or another it can be both. I want to take that to each of these events (Friends 100) and with my music, with masculinity, and femininity, trap and rock, and all of these opposing forces. We live in a time where this is possible. That’s why at Friends 100 Halloween you’ll hear all kinds of music. Life is all about balance.

PM: So what is friends 100? What made you want to start it?

HB: So Friends 100 started off as me just wanting a place where I can get friends and the people that I see and admire online together, you know? I wanted to create an inclusive space for people to feel comfortable and meet each other. We go to so many events and people can be so standoffish, so with Friends 100 I created a space that’s literally called friends where you know you can go and meet a new friend and not feel worried.

PM: I feel that! No one wants to go to a place where people are walking around with an ‘I’m better than you’ attitude

HB: Right, and I love people, so having a space to do that is really special. Even just over drinks like how we're talking right now. You know?

PM: Completely, so where do you see this going in the future?

HB: I don’t know hopefully it will get bigger and I’ll be able to have other friends run it in a couple of months just as other things have picked up. But really I just see it continuing to be a place for people to feel comfortable to be themselves. I mean there’s so much you can do, you have Friends fest, Friendsgiving and so on.

PM: I love Friendsgiving.

HB: Me too it’s my favorite so be on the lookout for that in November! But it’s really just getting people together in spaces and spending time with each other.  Friends 100 will soon be for certain events. For example, we have an event coming up that will be showing the new MIA documentary for about 100 people, but right now I just want it as a place to feel comfortable, and hopefully, it can only get bigger from here.

PM: What can you tell us about Friends 100 Halloween?

HB: It’s going to be a special Halloween event with some live performances for the first time ever. Ethereal is performing with Awful Records, I’m performing, The Dead Cassettes are coming, they’re sick and so many other talented people. All of these artists are friends and I want to put them on a platform where they can all do something. And also the Bakery is such a cool venue for Live performance, everyone there is great.

Friends 100 will be running from 8pm to 2am. Live performances start at 11pm and it’s a full blown costume party! Check out Facebook, Instagram, and their Splash Page for further details.