A brand new get together paradigm: throw an eco-rave
I used to be dancing beneath a strobe-lit tree cover at Wonderfruit – a sustainable music competition outdoors Pattaya, Thailand – when the realisation struck me like a bolt of lightning: eco-raves are the longer term. Fusing state-of-the-art expertise with the inherent trippiness of nature to create biomorphic rave environments is a refreshing new vibe, particularly when gritty warehouses – the place techno has traditionally blossomed – have began to really feel like dusty vestiges of our industrial previous. As local weather change quick turns into the defining subject of my era, the necessity to cease destroying the planet each time we get together goes from afterthought to pressing crucial. The longer term requires sustainable options: a brand new get together paradigm.
I took these inexperienced epiphanies again from Thailand to Los Angeles, the place I began a celebration referred to as Weed Rave earlier this yr. Though my 500-person occasion was on a a lot smaller scale than Wonderfruit (which pulls 17,000 individuals from all around the world), I used to be deeply impressed by the ethos and aesthetics of the Thai competition: we turned a loft in downtown LA right into a laser-lit jungle, with weed bonsai crops; we practiced yoga beneath a full moon eclipse; we inspired everybody to convey their very own water bottles.