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Why Are These Kids At A Rave?
The 1990s were a simpler time - at least in the realm of kid birthday parties. You went out for laser tag or group-watched a movie. You had slumber parties or rented the 'party room' at your local roller rink. However, sometime between then and now, Skrillex happened - which brings us to the latest trend in children's birthday parties - KIDDIE RAVES. Introducing CirKiz - it's like that neon EDM-packed post-apocalypse you used to go to in college. But with safer goodie bags. You got your wildin' out, glowstick-wielding white bros. Guy with a cool haircut working the 1's and 2's. The person who's been going hard on fruit punch all night. And the one in the corner, currently regretting the fruit punch. CirKiz was created by some NYC-based, EDM-loving parents - Jesse Sprague and Jenny Song - who wanted to create a special place "where families can listen and dance to DJs, see live performances, and experience a nightclub environment in a safe, controlled daytime setting." Available in both New York and London, parents can choose one of several popular warehouse venues and trendy nightclubs for their CirKiz-sponsored event. One such venue, I was surprised to learn, is Cielo, a New York spot known for hosting some pretty 'high-brow' house and trance DJs. In fact, that's exactly where Jesse and Jenny first came up with their Cirkiz idea: "We had [our son's] 1st birthday party at Cielo. We invited friends with kids and friends without. It was so much fun for everyone we decided to make it an annual event but in different clubs. The message we got from all our friends was clear and consistent: 'You should do this professionally and turn it into a business... I'd pay to go.' So after years of just doing it for fun, we finally got our act together and did exactly that." Currently, CirKiz is hosting a 'winter series' of raves at NYC's Space Ibiza on Sundays, where ticket prices range from $15 - 20 per person. You can check out more details at their official website or you can be like me and just stare at these pictures, feeling equal parts confused and disturbed. With that being said: What do you guys think? Is combining kids and rave culture a good idea or bad idea? Let me know in the comments below. (Also shout-out to the LED robot in this picture up here. For a part-time job, that's - admittedly - rad as hell.)
๋งˆ์ดํด ์žญ์Šจ ์ „๊ธฐ ์˜ํ™”, <๋ณดํ—ค๋ฏธ์•ˆ ๋žฉ์†Œ๋””> ์ œ์ž‘์ž๊ฐ€ ๋งŒ๋“ ๋‹ค
๋ถ€์ •์ ์ธ ๋ชจ์Šต๊นŒ์ง€ ๊ฐ€๊ฐ ์—†์ด ๋…น์—ฌ๋‚ผ ๊ฒƒ โ€˜ํŒ์˜ ํ™ฉ์ œโ€™ ๋งˆ์ดํด ์žญ์Šจ์˜ ์Œ์•… ์„ธ๊ณ„๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ ์ „๊ธฐ ์˜ํ™”๊ฐ€ ์ œ์ž‘๋œ๋‹ค. ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์€ โ€˜ํ€ธโ€™์˜ ํ”„๋ ˆ๋”” ๋จธํ๋ฆฌ ์ผ๋Œ€๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋‹ด์€ ์˜ํ™” <๋ณดํ—ค๋ฏธ์•ˆ ๋žฉ์†Œ๋””>์˜ โ€˜๊ทธ๋ ˆ์ด์—„ ํ‚นโ€™์ด ์ œ์ž‘ํ•˜๊ณ , <๊ธ€๋ž˜๋””์—์ดํ„ฐ>์™€ <์—๋น„์—์ดํ„ฐ>์˜ ์‹œ๋‚˜๋ฆฌ์˜ค ์ž‘๊ฐ€ โ€˜์กด ๋กœ๊ฑดโ€™์ด ์ง‘ํ•„์„ ๋งก์„ ์˜ˆ์ •. ์ด๋“ค์€ ๊ณ ์ธ์˜ ๊ฐ์ข… ์Šค์บ”๋“ค์„ ์ƒ๋žตํ•˜๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๋ฏธํ™”ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋ฉฐ ์ฃผ์ธ๊ณต์˜ ๋ถ€์ •์ ์ธ ๋ชจ์Šต๊นŒ์ง€๋„ ๊ฐ€๊ฐ ์—†์ด ๋…น์—ฌ๋‚ผ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ฐํ˜”๋‹ค. ์ด๋กœ์จ ๋งˆ์ดํด ์žญ์Šจ ์‚ฌํ›„ 10๋…„ ๋งŒ์— ์˜ํ™” ์ œ์ž‘์ด ํ˜„์‹คํ™”๋์œผ๋ฉฐ, ๋ธŒ๋ฃจ๋…ธ ๋งˆ์Šค์™€ ๋ผ๋ฏธ ๋ง๋ ‰ ๋“ฑ์ด ์ฃผ์ธ๊ณต์œผ๋กœ ๊ฑฐ๋ก ๋˜๋Š” ์ƒํƒœ. ๊ณผ์—ฐ ๋ˆ„๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ์˜ ์—ญํ• ๋กœ ์บ์ŠคํŒ…๋ ์ง€ ์ „ ์„ธ๊ณ„ ํŒฌ๋“ค์˜ ๊ด€์‹ฌ์‚ฌ๋กœ ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฐ€์šด๋ฐ, ์˜ํ™”์˜ ์ œ๋ชฉ ๋ฐ ์ œ์ž‘ ์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค๋Š” ์•„์ง ๊ฒฐ์ •๋˜์ง€ ์•Š์•˜๋‹ค.ย  ๋”ย ์ž์„ธํ•œย ๋‚ด์šฉ์€ย <์•„์ด์ฆˆ๋งค๊ฑฐ์ง„>ย ๋งํฌ์—์„œ
The SM Universe [SM Is Now Connecting Their Groups Sort of Like the Marvel Universe]
For those of you that do not know SM is now starting their own universe similiar to that of the Marvel Universe. What is the Marvel Universe you might ask if you are not a Superhero fan? Well it's where all the stories converge, for instance Spider-Man is a series on it's own and Iron Man is as well, however, the two are happening in the same world/universe. So, whenever you're watching the most recent Spider-Man (with Tom Holland) you know in the back of your mind that Iron Man is also a superhero fighting alongside Spider-Man even though you do not seem him. And Marvel has shown us films like The Avengers where all the heroes come together. SM is doing this. It first started in a Super M music video! Super M - ONE (Monster & Infinity) At the very end of ONE we see the entirety of Super M's original introduction teasers flash across the screen (which could mean the universe started at that point in time) and in a way Super M are the Avengers like SM likes to (now) call them. The members all come from different groups so for example: (just to note they are not really representing these heroes, I'm just using this as an example to further my point) Taemin is Iron Man, Baekhyun and Kai are Thor, and Taeyong, Mark, Lucas, and Ten are Spider-Man. They all come together into the same group, aka the same Universe. All of their concepts, for example EXO's with EXOPlanet and NCT's futuristic/space-like concept they have going on smash together into one Universe. Is EXOPlanet a planet in which WayV has been traveling to in the Moonwalk music video? We do NOT know but it's interesting to think of. Again, at the end of Super M's ONE we see Taemin holding a phone (which is a paid promotion) and many did not think anything of the two letters on the screen at first until the realization hit that AE was a hint to the debuting girl group Aespa. Moving on! The second time we see the universes connect is at the end of one of NCT U's music videos! NCT U - Make A Wish (Birthday Song) At the very end of Make A Wish music video after the SM symbol pops up we are brought into a scene of a train in which floor is filled with flowers, the words Black Mamba flashing on the station marquee, and a butterfly flies into the screen. This is an obvious hint at Aespa's Black Mamba however, at the time most fans wrote it off as a connection to NCT U's From Home or a Resonance Pt. 2 hint. Moving on! This theory is not confirmed, it is just something I noticed that was a similarity so I thought I'd mention it anyways. Taemin - Idea So, again, this is not confirmed however, I found a couple of similiarities between Taemin's Idea and Aespa's Black Mamba so I was wondering if these were maybe some hints at their MV as well. First Up, The opening scene to Idea is Taemin staring at another Taemin. Which in Aespa's universe we know they all have avatars identical to themselves. This could be a connection. Second, We see Taemin singing behind a screen that oddly when looking through to see Taemin looks similiar to that of the snake Black Mamba's skin. Thirdly, In Taemin's MV we see this figure forming out of a silver liquid, which in my opinion seems very similiar to the figure that appears out of a liquid at the end of Aespa's MV. While the figure seems to have more details in Aespa's MV we don't really see it much in either of the music videos. It's only in Taemin's for a few seconds in the first chorus and does not make another appearance at all, so I'm just curious what it's purpose even was if not to connect to Aespa's MV. Some say the figure at the end of Aespa's MV is a hint to Kai's solo debut which comes at the end of November! Could it be possible that it is true and that both of the figures in both MVs are hinting at Kai's solo? And not to mention, BoA, one of SM's longest artists lends her vocals to Taemin's Idea. You can hear her singing the "Killing Me Softly" parts. Which is an obvious hint at her upcoming comeback on December 1st. - Moving on to the most recent connection, It comes at the end of Aespa's debut MV. Aespa - Black Mamba At the end of the music video we find ourselves in a field of flowers, BoA is standing in the middle and the same butterfly from the end of NCT U's Make A Wish flies into the screen. This is another obvious hint and teaser for BoA's upcoming comeback. Updated: NCT U - 90โ€™s Love Hello, I have discovered another connection in the 90โ€™s Love MV. In the MV, they mention the location Kwangya. Kwangya is where Aespaโ€™s avatars (and potentially other groups if they gain avatars as well) live. I did not pay too much more attention to the lyrics as it is late here. But there was another word that stood out to me and that was Kosmo. Itโ€™s in all caps in the lyrics and seems to be Cosmo but with a K. So I was wondering if this is a hint to Kaiโ€™s solo debut, perhaps thisโ€™ll be the name of the lead single? (I have not looked to see if that information has been released yet so I cannot confirm!) We could get another hint one at the end of the week whenever NCT U's Work It MV and Kai's Solo debut drops. But thereโ€™s no saying for sure! [SM Comebacks] November 27th: NCT U - Work It November 30th: Kai's Solo Debut December 1st: BoA's comeback Also there is a rumor going around that Aespa will gain 3 members, therefore in the future making them a 7-membered girl group. There was a post back in October that accurately described the tune and concept of Black Mamba and this user also talked about how Aespa would debut with 4 members, naming each of the current 4 members. This user also gave the initials of 3 members who supposedly would later debut in the group. Fans have dug up on some of the remaining female trainees at SM and have connected the dots and think this user is correct! One thing is the term Kwangya, Kwangya is a location created in the Aespa universe where the girl's avatars live. When seeing this fans discovered this is a 7 letter word and this: K - Karina W - Winter A - N - NingNing G - Giselle Y - A - Anyways guys what do you think of the SM Universe so far?? As of now the only groups seeming to be connected to the universe are Super M, NCT, Aespa, BoA, Taemin, and through their Super M connection we can only assume EXO and SHINee are connected as well. It is unknown if Red Velveet or Super Junior would be in this universe. I'd say Red Velvet definitely will be but I'm not sure if SuJu will as they are under their own sub-label and have creative control. But who knows, anything can happen?!!!