"I start a picture and finish it. I don’t think about it while I work. I try to think about Life." - Jean-Michel Basquiat
Crazy thinking that I have done 11 bashes consecutively with 11 blogs preceding each one containing the most important thing about the event which is why it is being done. Each Bash doesn't have a theme, it has a purpose.. a higher reason. When there is no more purpose for something, it will cease to exist.
When this years ANTHEM MEGA-Party XII was conceived it stood for something more than just your average night going out or a function to attend. For something more than just unity and being one, It stands for the balance that is originality, individuality and embracing the beauty that is you. It stands for freedom and the breakage of societal norms. Lets face it - All this event has done is break societal norms and set new standards. All of you have supported this and have been pivotal in the nights expression in individuality. You are and will always be welcome in my house… or as I say now; Our House.
It is and will always be the single Greatest After-Party Series in the History of our Industry and Beyond. I am lucky enough not only to produce it but also importantly to share it with all of you. Thank you…
Its been a struggle sometimes but I never let big brother in or sold out to anyone. All of the masses that gather this one night support the freedom that it is to simply be born a Dreamer... designing and living life the way you intend to live it. Never letting anyone tell them what the fuck to do. I may be open and vulnerable and if you cut me I will bleed - but I am pure, and that works for me. Living this way is been the single best decision in my life, we all have freedoms - Now its time to live them.
When I designed MEGA-Party it was to break restriction of conformity and the vanilla box. This event was never about money, never about some BS popularity contest, politics, never about some ego trip or for some career gain or whatever… as you will see in the Main Show: REBEL at 12:30am in the main room tonight, this event, I don’t throw parties I produce events that stand for something. Its the bigger picture. Tonight is another 12th opportunity to celebrate You - I don’t care whether you are tall, short, gay, rich, poor, transvestite, whatever, come as you are, you are perfect. And as my friend, and partner on this journey… Don't let society clip your wings. We are birds meant to fly and soar to new heights.
We have seen each other evolve a lot on the last 12 years and hind sight - I just want to let you know that I appreciate you believing in me. And if you ever wonder if there is ever someone that might believe in you – know that you have one in me. In this day and age we seem to have forgotten whats important and have lost the single most important thing that every human needs, that connects us all, that pushes the world forward, that sustains our humanity, our primal-ness, our mother nature towards each other and future generations… We have lost our intimacy.
Too focused on what it is to maintain status versus be a parent. Too focused on what it means to wear an engagement ring and not be a caretaker and partner. Too wrapped up in some crappy job instead of our undying passion. Too disconnected from what we have versus what we don’t have. Too focused with media on other peoples lives, hopes and dreams instead of our own.
Live every day like its your last, love hard, live with bleeding passion and evolution, fuck societal norms and break down the walls of conformity so you can feel again. Our emotion and intimacy represent our 6th sense. Tonight you have an opportunity to Re-connect.
After 12 years of working on my painting, I present ANTHEM: MEGA-Party XII. This is my destined contribution to you…
"Well," said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, "well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come, boy, sit down. Sit down and rest." And the boy did. And the tree was happy. - The Giving Tree
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