Alfonso Tan, Trinitron, Derek Pavone, Spaceotter, DJ Later, Neon Puma
Summer is upon us, and you've been cordially invited to to get down with some of Seattle's flyest DJ's on one of the city's most beloved rooftop decks. Join the Loosely Based crew for a proper afternoon tea dance and soak up *ALL* of that vitamin D, henny 💅
What is a Tea Dance, you ask? Wikipedia describes it as "historically a dance held on a summer or autumn afternoon or early evening, from 4 to 7 p.m.," dating back to the 1800's. In recent history, however, it has been adopted by queer culture as a time to share dance steps, sip some drinks, and come together as a community under one, easy-going, unified, afternoon groove. The Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance is a staple in queer culture, but not something often fully-executed in Seattle, so don't miss your chance to get down at this highly sought-after venue on Summer Solstice weekend. In modern culture, "tea," is queer POC-based slang for gossip, and this is the dance party that everyone will be talking about. This is an event for EVERYONE regardless of sexual orientation, identity, gender, race, religion, shape, or size. As long as you believe in safe dance spaces for all, your presence is appreciated. Expect the finest in feel-good dance music and a lack of catty attitudes. Need to work on your tan? We got you: Monkey Loft is relaxing on their 'shirts required' rule specifically for this event. Consider this the unofficial kick-off to Seattle Pride Week 🏳️🌈
📆 June 23rd, 2019, 3:00PM to 9:00PM
🐵 Monkey Loft, 2915 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
💰 $5 before 4:00PM, $10 4:00PM-Close
(no presale, so get there early to avoid the line!)
🎧 LINEUP / SOUNDS / (abbreviated) BIOS:
💥 DJ Later (SEA, Vertex)
Spinning a mix of house and techno, DJ Later (formerly Tank Top) is driven to make people dance and feel a bit weird and tripped out.
💥 NEON PUMA (SEA)
Equally skilled at spinning hot tracks as he is at producing them, Neon Puma knows how to move a crowd through a mix of house, EDM, and disco.
💥 DJ Pavone (SEA, Bottom Forty)
DJ Derek Pavone has graced the local music scene with his talent and knowledge since the early 1990's, and his passion for exquisite disco, techno, and house selections has gotten countless dance floors to jump.
💥 DJ Trinitron (SEA, Bounce Brunch, 1999, Studio 4/4)
Having DJ'd all over Seattle, been nominated multiple times for Best Female DJ with the Seattle Nightlife Awards, and having a passion for all types of house, Trinitron has no trouble throwing down a proper groove in any setting.
💥 dj spaceotter (SEA, Seattle Church of House Music, Camp Conception, Now Serving, The Dusty Booty Ranch)
Raised by drag queens on acid house and disco between Detroit and Chicago, spaceotter is the co-founder of the Seattle Church of House music, Camp Conception, Now Serving, and resident emeritus of Bottom Forty. He knows how to properly get down on a Sunday afternoon.
💥 Alfonso Tan (SEA, Loosely Based)
Residing quite comfortably in house, tech house, and disco house, Alfonso has a sound that was raised on Wu-Tang and '90's R&B, but isn't afraid to death drop no matter what time of the day it is.
🕰 SET TIMES TBA
🖤 This event is presented by Loosely Based, a small, music-focused collective that serves as a hub for [dance] music-lovers to gather and share fly content and experiences. Check out our FB page (likes/follows are appreciated!) for more. Loosely Based's events are for anyone that believes in safe dance spaces for people of all genders, colors, shapes, sizes, and orientations. You are free to be yourself and enjoy the music. Follow the rules of consent and respect everyone's right to cut loose. See you on the dance floor!