There were drums at 7 this morning, Wednesday, November 18, 2015. And no, you couldn’t throw your clothes over them. Legacy Drumline was beating on them loudly as he welcomed daybreakers to the second Daybreaker, dance party at Tunnel (151 W. Kinzie Ave.).
Like a new boyfriend, you can’t compare your first Daybreaker with your next.
What Do You Meme?
Each Daybreaker is a unique party and has another event, social cue, or meaning inspired by it.
For the second Daybreaker in Chicago, the team paired up with Social Media Week (#SMWChicago), a week program (November 16-20, 2015) that is part of a global conference which combines social technology, creativity, and human interaction to discuss the latest trends and best practices for social media.
“This week is Social Media Week in Chicago, and we loved the idea of how memes are viral and create communities around creativity…and mischief!” said a Daybreaker representative.
As a movement that hinges on community and creativity, Daybreaker added meme ideas to the invite like #DrakeAlwaysOnBeat, Grumpy Cat, and Condescending Wonka, and encouraged further discussion on the Daybreaker Facebook page.
During the event, a few dressed up as memes, which included Beyonce and Batman.
Yoga Six at Six:
Hessen kept the practice centered more on yoga then prepping for a dance party.
Attendees enjoyed the yoga experience, and a few migrated in between 6:15 and 6:45 am to an overcrowded room.
As always, there was a lineup of entertainment.
Braden Coucher, the MC for the morning, started off the show in his black hat, with a moment of meaning, “If 50 or 100 people show up, it becomes a movement,” he said, ” No one did anything of significance alone.”
Daybreaker NYC’s resident DJ, David Hohme, flew to Chicago for the party.
Singer Mike Golden, was the headlining performer, who incorporated his soulful voice in between EDM beats. Golden is featured on Chance the Rapper and Donnie Trumpet’s “Surf” album.
But, it wouldn’t be a party without the people, and they came. They brought their mother or came alone. This time around, while attendees were predominately in their 20s and 30s, there were people in their 40s and 50s joining the party. One woman came up on stage and had the crowd in a frenzy over her hula hoop moves. Her daughter joined her for a double act.
While the beats were consistent, by 8 am, the DJ turned up the momentum with faster tracks and some hip hop.
Daybreaker is a new movement gaining acceptance throughout America and other countries. Chicago’s first Daybreaker was in October, and the new team hopes to keep the momentum going with a new event every month.
The next Daybreaker is anticipated to be December 2, 2015. Stay connected with the Daybreaker newsletter.