See that photo and video above? Yeah, those are documentations from an old school, super epic desert rave called Dune. It took place back in 1997. Looks wild, right?!
Okay, so … yeah… maybe the rave scene was completely different in 1997, as well as the desert… However, the essence of people wanting to come together in large crowds to celebrate music, dance, art and good spirits in an open minded, beautiful environment will never disappear. It’s human nature. It’s natural. It’s instinct.
The photos and videos should serve as a source of inspiration to you all watching out there: Exactly how the party people in 1997 had to fight for their right to party, so do you.
Now, mind you, I am promoting events that are in venues within the major city limits (minus the one desert rave party I have listed on Saturday Night)… but that shouldn’t stop you, or make you lazy, from doing what you want. Whether you want to be an instigator, and create your own desert rave (either in a venue or in the middle of nowhere) or whether you want to be the ‘hostess with the mostest’ (party person who rolls super deep), the opportunity is there. All you gotta do is go for it… just like all those crazy people you see going for it in a deserted desert called Mecca back in 1997.
This weekend in the Coachella Valley there is much to derive inspiration from. No matter what kind of music you are into, how hard you like to rave, how chill you like to hang, or how high you like to get spiritually there is definitely something for you. So, check it out… you never know where it may take you…
“LETS GET THE NEW YEAR STARTED!!! Soul Opus Will Be VIBRATING @ Space 120 January 6th, 2011 With Special Guest EVARO & CHASE 1..!! DONT MISS THIS!! Doors open at 8pm, music from 11pm-1am.
MUST be at least 21 years of age to enter club. NO COVER CHARGE. FREE FREE FREE. For more info call
Soul Opus @ (760)673-9127 or Space 120 @ (760)325-7595”
“Every Thursday join us for ¡Reunión! with DJ Day, Aimlo, and special guests. It’s an inclusive and intimate party where you can chill and be yourself. See full invite, photos, videos, and links on our calendar: http://acehotel.com/reunion”
“War Drum plays a live set in the Amigo Room — they are local, favorite innovators and put on a great show. See the full invite on our calendar: http://acehotel.com/wardrum”
“Ages 18 & Over Event. Dance & Lounge all night at the freshest venue in the Desert with the beats of DJ’s Rawkwell & Smoke1 of Sleeping Giants Squadron. Feat: the Hip Hop Collective DESERT EAGLES w/ members of Thr3 Strykes, Undiscovered Poets, Exact Opposites. Located @ The Home of The Coachella Music & Arts Festival on the Empire Polo Grounds past Ave 51 off Monroe.
“HOW @ KRAZY 8’S !!!!! JANUARY 8TH DJ ALF ALPHA, KEYSER SOZE, SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS. BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES, THE TOWN TROUBLES. 18&OVER $5 COME SHURP !!!!!”
“1ST MONTHLY DESERT RUMBLE ROCKABILLY AND ROOTS SHOW. COME HELP US CELEBRATE RUBYS BIRTHDAY .. RAISE THE ROOF.. START THIS SHOW UP AND GET IT RUNNIN ON NITROUS! FEATURING; THE DEADBEAT DADDIES , THE HELLIONS , THE BORDER HOPPIN’ BOYS , (NEAR CORNER OF INDIAN AND DILLON ROAD), TAKE 10 FWY TOWARDS PALM SPRINGS EXIT INDIAN TRAVEL NORTH ….THEN RIGHT (OR EAST) ON DILLON IT’S JUST ON THE RIGHT)”
“SATURDAY JAN 8TH 2011-MEAGAN RAE’S DIRTY THIRTY W/ SOULJAH TRIBE OUT OF GERMANY. DOUBLE DOSE OF FAMILY VIBES FOR THE NEW YEAR! MEAGAN RAE HAS BEEN A BIG SUPPORT FOR STRONGHOLD REGGAE FOR OVER A YEAR NOW SO IT IS ONLY PROPER AND RIGHT THAT SHE CELEBRATE IN THE DESERT WITH US! SOULJAH TRIBE IS A SOUND SYSTEM FROM GERMANY DOIN SOME TRAVLING ON THE WEST COAST FOR THE HOLIDAYS. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE THEM OUT FOR THIS SPECIAL OCCASION. RESIDENT DJ’S JOURNEE (CROWN MISSION SOUND), DASH EYE (TRIBE OF KINGS/SAN DIEGO) & CHARLES KEEP THE VIBES FLOWING ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY MONTH.”
“The Integratron 2477 Belfield Blvd. Landers, CA. Gregorian Chant concertswill be conducted by the Artmonks, filling us and the tabernacle with beautiful Gregorian Chants. Learn more about the Artmonks and the Art Monastery project here: http://www.artmonastery.org/home/noi . Don’t miss it! Reservations are required. Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. “Artmonks in concert offer devotional, meditative music from various points in history, ranging from Gregorian chant to Renaissance polyphony, to new music. Singers, bells, strings, and reeds will fill the mysterious acoustic of the Integratron’s warm wooden dome with sound.” Concerts: Saturday, January 8th and 15th // 1:00 – 2:00pm // $22/person”
“Twenty11. JAN.8TH,2011 THIS IS AN ALL AGES FREE EVENT.BUST FREE AND ALL ACTS ON LOCK!!Come out and party with us to the best of DubStep , DnB,Electro, House and much more including a live ableton set from PEDRO LE BASS , and ear crushing sets from up and coming D.J.’s AROX , PEDRO LE BASS (The Pharmacy) , KARMA THE DRUM KILLA (Subconcious Entertainment) , DJ. RICARDO RONCINCIO (The Pharmacy) B2B DJ.BUMBLE BEE(The Pharmacy) , CHARLIE LUTHERGATES, HI-STRUNG, JOHNNY D.J., FREAK N C ,and special guests T.B.A. Come out n celebrate the new year and kick it off with a bang.Outdoor desert location on lock and T.B.A. the day of the event. Fallow PEDRO LE BASS on Twitter for details and directions the day of .See you there .This is an outdoor event so dress warm and bring your dancing shoes.The estimated drive time fromLA* 2 .5 hrs.”
Live Show!!! JAN 12 9:00PM // AMIGO ROOM. Teengirl Fantasy play a live set in the Amigo Room, with special guestsPictureplane. They’re on a West Coast tour — come have a drink and hang out. Add this to your calendar on Facebook.