The hottest rave party in NYC starts at dawn and involves orange juice.
If you think that’s crazy, wait until you hear that 200 people showed up for the 6:30 am party dubbed Morning Gloryville.
Some 200 people bought advance tickets to the party, which took place at Kinfolk 94, an event space on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. Attendees were mostly in their twenties and thirties, with attire that ranged from business casual to full-on club gear. Some were there for the workout; others just wanted to dance.
That does sound interesting but I’m not sure dancing my ass off and drinking my face off before a work day is the best idea. I like to casually sip my alcohol on the train to work like a dignified degenerate.
Aside from the unusual timing, the biggest difference between Morning Gloryville and an ordinary rave is the distinct lack of alcohol and drugs — a deliberate decision on the organizers’ part. The event, which began about a year ago in the UK and made its New York City debut Wednesday, bills itself as an “immersive morning dance experience.” It has all the trappings of a traditional late night dance party, except it runs from 6:30 to 10:30 in the morning. The bar serves coffee and fresh juice instead of overpriced cocktails, and staffers give massages to anyone who needs a break from dancing.
So it’s basically a massive Zumba class with uncracked glow sticks. I’ll pass. I’ve got drunk subway riding to do.