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[TIPS] How To Enjoy You’re First Music Dance Festival

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download_48Want to enjoy your next dance music event – then follow these tips and make the most of it.

Make Sure To Wear Comfortable Shoes (non open toed ones)

One of the major determining factors of whether you will be able to enjoy yourself at one of these events is being dressed comfortably. Make sure to wear shoes that you will be able to dance in (it should also be a pair that you don’t care too much if they end up getting destroyed) – it could be one of the worst decisions you ever made to wear flip flops since people will be trampling all over your feet. Invest in cute flats or converse shoes. Heels are a definite no.

Have Enough Cash On Hand To Buy Water

If you are planning to go to a rave that is going to last a while, you will need to have plenty of water. A regular set will typically last 4 to 5 hours, and marathon sets may go as long as 10 to 11 hours. So make sure you and your friends stay hydrated to survive the night. There are going to be lots of sweaty people around.

What To Wear

Don’t overdress and make sure you are comfortable. You can wear shorts and a cute crop top that has a bandeau. Here is a good site.

Find out who the DJ is going to be and the songs that they will be playing.

Are you going to wear an Armin Only t-shirt to a Markus Schulz set? Do you know who is going to be performing and the kind of music they will be playing? Do you understand what the difference is between house, techno and trance? Before you go, make sure you have these things figured out, otherwise you could end up looking like a fool.

Take A Fanny Pack To Put Your Phone In

Fanny packs have made a comeback and they are very useful to have if you would like to carry things with you without needing to lug around a purse or backpack. The amount of phone thieves is increasing, and you don’t want to be forced to replace your new phone.

Accessorize

Dance music is a colourful genre and as such you should accessorise before you go to any event. Our advice is to ensure you have your sun glasses, glow stick and whatever else before you get there as it will be a lot cheaper than purchasing them there.

Go With Your Significant Other Or Good Friends

If you haven’t ever been to a rave, the most fun part of all is enjoying it with your significant other or good friends. It can be okay to go with people that you don’t really know very well, however better to stay with those you know unless you are really sure about them.

Plan For How You Will Be Getting Home

Make sure you are prepared. Know who will be driving and all the details about that. Plan on how you will be getting home, and have a place to crash (in case the designated driver isn’t okay to drive). The last thing you want is to end up in the headlines of the news tomorrow.

Take Earplugs With You

If you don’t want to develop tinnitus (ringing in the ears), then make sure to take high-quality earplugs with you. On Amazon they are just $15. If there isn’t time for you to order a set online, just go to Walmart and buy a cheap disposable pair for $3.

Take Sunglasses With You

The lights are extremely bright, and you might not like staring directly into the sun whenever you are in a crowded, dark place. So take some sunglasses with you.

Take Scrunchies Or A Hair Tie With You

If is going to get very hot, so by the time that the night is over you will most likely be dripping sweat (particularly if it is indoor). So take hair tie with you just in case you need it so that you don’t have to suffer from all of the humidity.

Be Ready To Be Pushed, Squished And Touched

Depending on which event you attend, most likely there will be lots of people who are jammed into one room. The action always occurs close to the stage, so be prepared for people trampling, squishing and pushing you.

Enjoy, Relax And Have Lots Of Fun

Despite all of the potential downfalls, most likely your rave will end up being the most memorable for you. So keep the above tips in mind, relax, enjoy it and have lots of fun!
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Upcoming Event: @WakeUpStar Presents – OASIS 11: ATLANTA EDITION

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Miami’s OASIS 11 lounge debuts in ATLANTA this summer!
You’re invited the most exclusive creative lounge in the city.
Featuring: Interactive Art + Live Music + Good Vibes

Kicking off in August, with a sneak preview this Wednesday.
First edition is hosted by ATL’s own @FLOCKALAND.

With sounds by Jamaica’s @DJChigga + Miami’s @DJBre7.
@DRONESDONTDREAM + STAY (+) pop-ups on deck.
Multi-DJ experience provided by @silentmiami.

Special performances by @Salma_Slims + @JuJuGotti
Featuring @SaykooHeights + @Benkasso.

Authentic Caribbean Food + Hookah/Drink Specials.
Limited free RSVP so make sure you reserve your spot!

More info + VIP: (678) 895-8919
@kdotweaver_ (WMG)

The Artist Den @ Stir It Up
84 12th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309
Private lot + street parking available

Wednesday, July 22nd
8:00pm – 2:00am

RSVP HERE

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Upcoming Event: 8/15 – Solefest Miami

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SoleFest Miami – August 15, 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Miami Beach Convention Center Drive
Miami, FL 33139

Early Bird General Admission – Admission for one person. You can bring in a maximum of 3 pairs of shoes. Available online as well as at the door the day of the event.
VIP Admission – Admission for one person. Skip the line, 5 raffle tickets, a collectible event lanyard, and entry into a special VIP only raffle. You can bring in a maximum of 3 pairs of shoes.
Vendor Tables – Admission for 3 people. One 6-8 ft table with a table cover, chairs and entry into the Best Vendor Display Competition with a chance to win a $100 cash prize. Vendors set up is from 10:30-11:30am, tables are available on a first come first serve basis.

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!!

SoleFest is Florida’s largest sneaker convention and trade shows with over 25 events in 8 cities throughout the state. Come to buy, sell and trade but most importantly enjoy the sneaker community and all it has to offer. You can purchase admission tickets at the door the day of the event as well.

Featuring
> Sneaker Raffles
> VIP Only Raffles
> Giveaways and Prizes
> Competitions, Battles, Trivia, Games
> Sneaker Bracket – $100 Cash Prize (Free Entry)
> Best Vendor Table Display – $100 Cash Prize
> Sneaker Art
> Live Music

Special Notes:
-All tickets and vendor tables are non-refundable and non-transferable. All sales are final.
-SoleFest LLC is not responsible for any lost or stolen property/items. Please do not leave your shoes/items left unattended.
-SoleFest LLC is not responsible/liable for transactions between individual attendees and vendors. Caveat Emptor.
-SoleFest LLC does not tolerate fakes, B-Grades or Varients. If you see or suspect a pair, please bring them to our attention so we can have them removed from the event.
-All vendors must arrive at 10:30am to set up. If vendors arrive after 11:30am they are subject to losing their table without a refund.
-Prohibited items include but are not limited to dollies, hand carts, bins, duffle bags, rollers, and boxes. (This does not apply to vendors)
– No food or beverages are allowed inside of SoleFest other than bottled drinks such as water, juice, soda. You cannot bring any food/open drinks into the event.

For any general information or questions regarding tickets, tables, sponsorships, etc please send us an email at info@SoleFest.com

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Upcoming Event: 3/28 During Winter Music Conference #BreakTheIndustry #SoundcheckII #UndergroundReportIII

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Peace from the West Coast! I’m happy to still share events from my hometown Miami. This weekend we have Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week. I would like to invite my readers who can make it and be part of this one of a kind, fun-filled experience!

#BreakTheIndustry, a two-part series catering to the city’s independent musician & visual artist community, includes Sound Check II, an industry workshop + panel, and Underground Report III, a live indie musician & DJ showcase. Both events take place Saturday, March 28th at Flamingo Theater Bar on Brickell Bay.

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SOUND CHECK II :: Workshop + Panel (Saturday 3/28 from 6-8pm at FLAMINGO THEATER BAR inside the Four Ambassadors Building | 801 Brickell Bay Dr.)

They’re Breaking the Industry with the second annual SOUND CHECK Panel — and this year, such as added workshops to teach the ins and outs of the entertainment industry! Taking place Saturday from 6-8pm at FLAMINGO THEATER BAR (801 Brickell Bay Avenue).

With special guests A Fly Guy, DJ with Headliner World (STORY Nightclub), Felisha Monet (99 Jamz Radio Personality) and indie emcee Quest (XXL Freshmen Nominee) on board for the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s best, and connect with the brightest starts in Miami’s music scene!

Workshops will include music arrangement, clothing, marketing, and media, all for the independent artist community.

Links: Click Here

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UNDERGROUND REPORT III :: Live Music Showcase (Saturday 3/28 from 8pm-2am at FLAMINGO THEATER BAR inside the Four Ambassadors Building | 801 Brickell Bay Dr.)

Be prepared for one of the dopest line-ups Miami Music Week has seen! The third installation of indie showcase Underground Report, this year, they’re taking it even higher, on a bigger stage, with more lights, cameras and action than ever before! Celebrating Winter Music Conference’s 30th anniversary, they’re bringing together the best Miami’s underground scene has to offer!

Live performances include: Quest (XXL Freshmen 2015 Nominee), Jae Coop, Slo V & Retro, NikSB, Venus Amor, Payup!Game, Valholla’s Own Ron Slyda, Vegas Fontaine & Webbz, Xali, Darkside BayBay, MORGAN & more!

Hosted by Phresh James & Catiana of 89.5FM, with DJs Ill Jil & Mr. Compliment on the decks!

Links: Click Here

Shoutout to these lovely ladies @WithLoveSRenee and @WakeupStar for coordinating these amazing events.

[UPDATE] Upcoming Event: 10/11 – Solefest at Miami Beach Convention Center

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SoleFest Miami Is Coming This October!!

> Saturday, October 11, 2014
> Doors Open At 12pm
> Vendors Set Up at 10am
> Miami Beach Convention Center

SoleFest is one of the fastest growing sneaker conventions and trade shows. Come to buy, sell and trade but most importantly enjoy the sneaker community and all it has to offer. You can purchase admission tickets at the door the day of the event as well.

Featuring
> Sneaker Raffles
> VIP Raffles
> Sneaker Battle – $100 Cash Prize (Free Entry)
> Best Vendor Table Display – $100 Cash Prize
> Live Music by DJ Chizzle
> And More Coming Soon!

Special Notes:
-All tickets and vendor tables are non-refundable. All sales are final.
-SoleFest LLC is not responsible for any lost or stolen property/items. Please do not leave your shoes/items left unattended.
-SoleFest LLC is not responsible/liable for transactions between individual attendees and vendors.
-SoleFest LLC does not tolerate fakes, B-Grades or Varients. If you see or suspect a pair, please bring them to our attention so we can have them removed from the event.
-Buy, sell and trade responsibly.
-All vendors can arrive at 10:00am to set up. If vendors arrive after 11:30am they risk forfeiting their table without a refund.

For any general information or questions regarding tickets, tables, sponsorships, etc please email us at info@SoleFest.com
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Upcoming Event: 07.19 – Solefest TAMPA at Tampa Convention Center

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For The First Time SoleFest is coming to Tampa!

> Saturday, July 19, 2014
> Doors Open At 12pm
> Vendors Set Up at 10am
> Tampa Convention Center

SoleFest is one of the fastest growing sneaker conventions and trade shows. Come to buy, sell and trade but most importantly enjoy the sneaker community and all it has to offer. You can purchase admission tickets at the door the day of the event as well.

Featuring
> Sneaker Raffle – Nike KD 6 ‘What The’
> VIP Raffle – Jordan Future
> Sneaker Battle – $100 Cash Prize (Free Entry)
> Best Vendor Table Display – $100 Cash Prize
> Live Music by DJ Chizzle
> And More Coming Soon!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Home of the Sole
Culture Repz
Sole Commander

Special Notes:
-All tickets and vendor tables are non-refundable. All sales are final.
-SoleFest LLC is not responsible for any lost or stolen property/items. Please do not leave your shoes/items left unattended.
-SoleFest LLC is not responsible/liable for transactions between individual attendees and vendors.
-SoleFest LLC does not tolerate fakes, B-Grades or Varients. If you see or suspect a pair, please bring them to our attention so we can have them removed from the event.
-Buy, sell and trade responsibly.
-All vendors can arrive at 10:00am to set up. If vendors arrive after 11:30am they risk forfeiting their table without a refund.

For any general information or questions regarding tickets, tables, sponsorships, etc please email us at info@SoleFest.com

Upcoming Event: 05.17 – SoleFest in West Palm Beach Convention Center

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SoleFest is coming back to West Palm Beach!

> Saturday, May 17, 2014
> Doors Open At 12pm
> Vendors Set Up at 10am
> Palm Beach Convention Center

SoleFest is one of the fastest growing sneaker conventions and trade shows. Come to buy, sell and trade but most importantly enjoy the sneaker community and all it has to offer.

Featuring
> Sneaker Raffle – Air Jordan 5Lab3
> VIP Raffle – Air Jordan IX “Baron”
> Competitions
> Sneaker Bracket – $100 Cash Prize (Free Entry)
> Best Vendor Table Display – $100 Cash Prize
> Sneaker Art
> Live Music by DJ Chizzle
> And More Coming Soon!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Home of the Sole – WEBSITE
Sole Union – WEBSITE
Sole Wrapz – WEBSITE
Sole Commander – WEBSITE
Rays Jays – WEBSITE
Clutch City – WEBSITE
Culture Repz – WEBSITE

Special Notes:
-All tickets and vendor tables are non-refundable. All sales are final.
-SoleFest LLC is not responsible for any lost or stolen property/items. Please do not leave your shoes/items left unattended.
-SoleFest LLC is not responsible/liable for transactions between individual attendees and vendors.
-SoleFest LLC does not tolerate fakes, B-Grades or Varients. If you see or suspect a pair, please bring them to our attention so we can have them removed from the event.
-Buy, sell and trade responsibly.
-All vendors must arrive at 11:00am to set up. If vendors arrive after 11:45am they forfeit their table without a refund.

For any general information or questions regarding tickets, tables, sponsorships, etc please call:
Mike at (407)209-8082.

Upcoming Event: 11.09 iLLustrious Music Group x Green Gate Marketing Presents: An iLLustrious Music Showcase

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Official Showcase of iLLustrious Music Group. This event we feature members including, KoJazz, See. Francis, Bishop, MeRCY, Solidified, and frequent collaborator Zino. Also performing as the Opening Act, will be members of the group Y.G.O.E.

November 9th, 2013
7pm-Midnight, at 310 Himmarshee ST, Fort Lauderdale FL .

Event Includes:
Performance by KoJazz and songs from ‘Change The Subject EP’
Performance by See. Francis
Solidified Vs. Zino Beat Battle
Performance by Bishop and songs from ‘Roses Are Red’ & “Rose Gold”
Performance by MeRCY and songs from ‘The Prestige 2’ & “Prelud3”
Performance by Bishop & Mercy and songs from their well received LP ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

Music By DJ Anthology
Surprise Guests
Food & Drinks
$10 Cover

Upcoming Event: 10.30 – HOMEROOM at Propaganda Lake Worth

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Welcoming all spoken word poets, vocalists, emcees, performing artists and lovers & students of Hip Hop culture. Ready your rhyme books and join us, October 30th, for the our open mic showcase/networking event & creative community assembly.

Funks provided by our resident selector, The Anthology.

We’re hard at work to combat the idea that Spoken Word, though we love dim-lit coffee houses, berets, and incense burning, is solely defined by them. We’re expressionists, and our sole mission is to unify the community of expressionists in Palm Beach and South Florida.

+ Doors open at 8pm, performances promptly starting at 9:30.

+ Half-off cover, list-sign up, and Happy Hour before 10pm.

+ + Here’s how to sign-up to perform: HERE

+ + + Visit us at TUMBLR / twitter: @thehomeroom
Like us: FACEBOOK

Upcoming Event: 08/28 Homeroom at Propaganda Lake Worth, FL

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Click Flyer To RSVP

Welcoming all spoken word poets, vocalists, emcees, performing artists and lovers & students of Hip Hop culture. Ready your rhyme books and join us, Aug. 28th, for the our open mic showcase/networking event & creative community assembly.

Funks provided by our resident selector, The Anthology.

We’re hard at work to combat the idea that Spoken Word, though we love dim-lit coffee houses, berets, and incense burning, is solely defined by them. We’re expressionists, and our sole mission is to unify the community of expressionists in Palm Beach and South Florida.

+ Doors open at 8pm, performances promptly starting at 9:30.

+ Half-off cover, list-sign up, and Happy Hour before 10pm.

+ + Here’s how to sign-up to perform: http://t.co/AfBhn244

+ + + Visit us at thehomeroom.tumblr.com / twitter: @thehomeroom

Like us: facebook.com/homeroomassembly

Event: A3C Hip-Hop Festival & Why You Should Be There

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I’ll never forget the day I got the call from my partner. It was early in the week, and I asked what we were going to do next. He mentioned possibly driving from Orlando to Atlanta for a hip-hop festival. I’d heard of music festivals before, but what he was suggesting was nearly a dream. Three days of all the dopeness of hip-hop? We were on the phone and hopped on line and did the research together.

It was early October, 2010. We decided days before the festival was to begin that we would make the drive. Plans were made, and hotel and tickets were purchased. We paid $25 for three day passes and there were over 200 acts scheduled to perform. Our plan was to network and spread the word about our artist, all while soaking in as much hip-hop as we could stand over the short time we were going to be there.

I decided to connect with other festival goers via Twitter to jumpstart the networking. I’m here to tell you I met most of these people and some of them have proved to be some of the most incredible folks I’ve met thus far in my lifetime. Real connections were made with real people, and the music was just incredible. As a fan, this is the ultimate experience to get up close and personal with some of your favorite artists as they roam through the venue without security and celebratory hoopla that generally surrounds them. As an aspiring *insert music professional title of your choice,* the same holds true. Get to Atlanta and jumpstart it all.

This year will be my third year attending and every year, I go on Twitter rants about why folks should be there. This year, I figured if I made a short list and shared it along with my personal story, I’d reach a few more people.

Here goes nothing:

– This year, the festival has expanded and will host six stages and will have over 300 artists performing throughout the city of Atlanta during the three days.

– 2 Wu-Tang members have been confirmed.

– As the festival is in Atlanta, the recent announcement of a Dungeon Family performance is pretty freaking epic.

– A extremely diverse pool of independent artists from all over the world is filling out the bill.

– All of this is happening, and you still won’t pay $100 at the door for the three day pass.

Aspiring artists, producers, journalists, publicists, promoters, etc. This part is for you:

– Come network with people who are or have been in your shoes.

– Potentially meet your future clients.

– Establish your identity in the industry.

– Gain new fans by sharing your story.

– See some of your inspirational mentors up close and personal.

9th Wonder was on hand for a question and answer session, debuted his documentary, then set the festival all the way off with his entire Jamla Records family and special guests tearing down the stage.

I hope I’ve inspired you to check the festival out. If you’re too far away to make it this year, though it is still more than a month away… plan for next year. If you’re attending, I’d love to meet you. Find me and tell me your story.

For more information about A3C visit the official website: www.a3cfestival.com

Learn more about the artists and specific shows via Facebook

Click the picture for tickets.

Artists, its not to late to submit for your chance to perform. Click here.

See you there!

 

 

 

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Announcement: NikkiSiixx.com is making 2 years this saturday! 05.26.12

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2 years already? I’ve grown so much over the past year it’s truly unbelieveable. I’ve worked so hard to show geniuine support towards local Underground Hip-Hop in my community and been able to help them in one way or another. I’ve had an opportunity to work with many talented artists, companies, internet radio stations, schools, etc. And I really can’t wait to see what’s in store for the following year. More events, more great artists, and contest!

I’m aiming to officialy brand the site and give it an updated look that will be the new look and new year of NikkiSiixx.com. Source for the Underground. Supported for locals by locals.

Check out what I have in store for you this saturday night May 26, 2012. I really wanted it on this date for the fact for the 26 it stands for 2-2 year anniversary of Nikki 6-Siixx. This night will mark the books. I have The Benchwarmers Clique, Tay-G, Art Morera, Educated Hustlers, Rich Kid Sound System, and 11 Lives. I have a mix of hip-hop, indie, & rock! I don’t just listen to hip-hop. I love music. Ones and Twos DJ RICDAROC We’re going to feature tracks off of the NETWERK series!

Shoutout to all my sponsors: MyHiddenEmpire, Womazing, GamerTagRadio, and Reflection Dynamiks Clothing.

Answer one of these questions on a comment below and enter a chance to Win 2 Tickets to come and celebrate my 2 year Anniversary! Dont forget to add your twitter so I’ll be able to contact you! Giveaway ends on Friday Night, May 25, 2012 at 11:55PM. Must be 18 and over. I’ll make the announcement via twitter! Make sure you follow me @NikkiSiixx

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