- Published on Wednesday, October 24 2012
- Written by Wael Davis
Generally, no one stays at a fundraiser until the early morning hours. However, at one New York City's hottest dance clubs, the culture of fundraising may have just changed forever.
Recently, the lower level of Santos Party House in Downtown Manhattan served as the stage for inspired music lovers to celebrate life while being able to give back to those who who need it most. #WOMP101 is the brainchild of WOMP4TheKids, a first-of-its-kind electronic dance music project, whose mission is to inspire electronic music fans to actively support programs that directly improve the health, education, and well-being of children around the globe. A World Of More Possibilities is what they are striving to create, and on this night, WOMP cemented their standing as the driving force for philanthropic good in a scene more often known for its self-absorbed, hedonistic tendencies.
The sold-out venue hosted three exceptional DJs, with the event being headlined by rising DJ prodigy D'anconia, aka Drew Taggert, who is also one-half of the legendary New York City DJ/production duo, The Chainsmokers. The highly energetic crowd came ready to get down for the cause and, in the end, helped to send over 250 underprivileged children to school in Ghana, Africa, through the work of The Unlock Foundation. This historic evening was also made possible through the tremendous dedication to the cause of the event's additional two sponsors, EyeParty and RaveJuice.
EyeParty provides a revolutionary visual enhancement to live music through the use of specially designed glasses that turn any light source into a kaleidoscopic world of optical entertainment. Each attendee at #WOMP101 was provided with a pair of EyePartys upon their arrival, and based on the looks of wonderment and excitement on guest's faces and their willingness to party all night in them, it appears that a new movement in visual entertainment is upon us! Additionally, each attendee took home a one ounce Rave Juice upon leaving the venue to help ward off the impending feelings that come naturally with being out until the early hours of the morning, much needed for a long night of enjoying the work of some of New York's finest DJs, for sure!
Photo courtesy Justin Barnes and Yuko Torihara.
- Wael Davis, YH Staff
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