Londoners can now start their day with a morning rave at a club called Morning Glory in Shoreditch, London. While the standard associations with raves and the name “Morning Glory,” sound like club producers Sam Moyo and Nico Thoemmes are encouraging London citizens to show up to work tripping on club drugs, their idea is actually uplifting and wholesome. Ravers can get high on smoothies, massages and dancing at Morning Glory. Moyo and Thoemmes got the idea for their 6:30-10:30am club after trying the idea at festivals.
“The morning glory rave is us turning clubbing on its head,” Moyo told BBC News. The idea is that in the morning instead of people going to the gym or puttering around in their rooms, or doing whatever they come here.
“A massage, a superfood smoothie, some coffee, lots of hugs and just general love and fun.”
People get really serious jobs, they have a family, or they just want to live free of alcohol and drugs, and they just kind of stop partying,” Thoemmes added. “We thought that was a shame, so really Morning Glory is like a revolution of conscious clubbing.”
Moyo and Thoemmes see their morning club both as a way to provide a drug-free alternative to clubbing, but also a way to shift people’s consciousnesses away from the drudgery of their jobs.
“So many of us spend ten hours a day wilting at a desk rigid and stuck and bound, and the antidote to that is of course movement,” said Thoemmes.
I’m not going to lie, this sounds like a great way to start the day. Hopefully Morning Glory will take off and similar ventures will spring up all over the place.