We Went to A Morning Rave and Here's What Happened
The words rave and healthy typically don't go hand-in-hand, but that's exactly what you get with a morning rave. It's a trend that's sweeping the globe because instead of partying the night away, it's a great motivation to wake up early and jumpstart your day. We were invited by St. Ives to check out a morning rave thrown by St. Ives and Morning Gloryville and we jumped at the chance...because who wouldn't want to experience it first hand?
The venue, a place called Full Circle in Venice, CA, was hard to miss because you could hear the beat of the music outside--which immediately got us excited about the fun to be had. There was a DJ set up front and center with people dancing around just as you would expect. Despite it being a sober rave (minus the caffeine buzz), people were dressed in your typical rave gear and even funny costumes. One guy even dressed as a donut! Tip one if you ever hit a morning rave: dress for the occasion. We felt a little out of place in our workout gear, but realized it didn't matter because everyone was there to have a good time.
In addition to the healthy food vendors, St. Ives offered fruit infused waters at a hydration station inspired by their natural ingredients, including pear and mandarin oranges. They had St. Ives face scrubs and body lotions to try, which was a nice touch outside and inside the restrooms for the morning ravers to freshen up before work. They also had a couple food vendors, yoga, and a masseuse on hand as well.
We danced around and explored all the rave had to offer and afterwards, we really did feel a little more energized. There's just something about being up early that makes you feel like it's going to be a great day! Here's a little taste of what we experienced:
Morning raves are definitely a sight to see and experience for yourself. But next time, we'll have to come up with a funky outfit to wear too! A big thank you to St. Ives for hosting us at our first morning rave and partnering on the experience!