Today marks the last day of September and, more than 6 months since lockdowns began in the States, this officially brings us to the final quarter of 2020. Alas, the year is trimming away each day, and slowly we are transitioning back into some normalcy with retail stores, barbers, cafes, restaurants and bars slowly re-opening (with outdoor seating options mostly, of course), while traffic (at least in LA) is starting to become awful once more!
While we are slowly heading in the right direction, I cannot help but think that indoor gatherings such as clubs and warehouse events will most likely not return soon and with each weekend passing this naturally brings us all some despair and anxiety. We are right there with you guys!
Despite some people asking us to return and knowing that there are individuals and groups throwing indoor events right now, it's just not something we are willing to risk. Not only is the health risk for our community too great, but throwing events at this moment puts an unnecessary microscope on our scene when that's the last thing that it needs to stay alive. We have to keep the health and survival of our scene top of mind, and think long-term rather than being short-sighted.
So, to the question "Will warehouse parties ever return?" the answer is YES!
When? That we do not know exactly and we do not control.
What we do have control over is our patience. Our approach has been to use whatever means possible to stay connected with our music community, including writing these weekly emails to share our thoughts with you, posting memes on social media, curating music on SoundCloud, writing engaging articles on our website, and releasing new apparel on our Shop, creating designs that link us back to the community and love for electronic music.
It's true, we can't control when the pandemic will spare us from the misery from lack of events, but we do control our perspective and how we react to the situation being given to us. And let me tell you, it feels really good to be less pissed off at things we don't have control of.
We want to thank every one of you who has been patient with us, all of you who understand that while it is tough for us, it is important to put our events on hold for the good of our community.
We wish you all good health a great rest of your week!
Oh one more thing before you go!
Today we released a new collaboration with a local streetwear brand, Never Not Tired, paying homage to the late-night party scene all around the world! This tee is made with love from LA, with our countless warehouse dance floor moments in mind! It's limited edition one-time-print-only so get it while supplies last. You can click here to check it out!