"In a pandemic, we must take radical action to reduce the spread of infection and the spread of loneliness."
It's Friday night, and you won't be able to hit the club or hang out at a friend's house. However, a local group of sober-party enthusiasts feel that you don't have to leave your home to have a great time.
VYVE, the group formerly known as Party4Health, strives to provide opportunities for people to engage with one another in a “party” atmosphere – minus the toxic social norms associated with conventional partying. Group founder Jacques Martiquet remarks that, "We get high off human connection, not drugs and alcohol."
The drug-free party pals will host a digital fiesta this Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. for islolated individuals across the Lower Mainland. Organizers state the the digital dance party will be facilitated, "in a fashion that makes everyone feel unified, joyful, unchained, and loving." Moreover, they say the experience will allow particpiants to "feel like a new person" and to feel "safe to dance like an idiot."
Known for having parties all over the Lower Mainland - from Vancouver International Airport to the SkyTrain to the Lion's Gate Bridge - it makes sense that VYVE is flexible with it's festive arrangements.
As of 2 p.m. on March 20, 288 people have confirmed that they will attend the online party via the Facebook event page. What's more, over a whopping 1,300 people have expressed intrested in the virtual dance.
Vancouver Virtual Dance Party feat. JQZE
When: March. 20 | 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Online on ZOOM
Find out more information about the event here.