Shrek-themed raves coming to major US cities
This follows the success of a Shrek Rave in LA that raised $10k for a shooting victim
The organisers of a Shrek-themed rave that took place in LA in March have said that they're wanting to take the event to other major cities in the US.
In March a sold-out, meme-inspired "Shrek Rave" drew superstar rappers and "Shrek" fans alike, raising over $10,000 for a North Carolina shooting victim.
Ka5sh, a Los Angeles-based content creator, organized the event to collect funds for his sister, Hayle Smith, who was robbed and shot nine times in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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Among the 900 guests in attendance were rappers Rico Nasty, Yung Gravy, and Lil Aaron, who were ready to celebrate "Shrek" style.
"I feel like Shrek is the right amount of cringe, but also the right amount of nostalgia. It's dumb enough, but also still fun. There are not a lot of pop culture references that you can put the word 'rave' in that you'd want to attend. Even 'Spongebob Rave' sounds a little childish, but something about 'Shrek Rave' just works," Ka5sh told Narcity.
Now, Ka5sh wants to take this venture further to other cities around the US - and says that he wants to take the Shrek rave to New York, Atlanta and Chicago.
"I also want to bring this to the middle of nowhere!" Ka5sh added. "Wisconsin, Nebraska, those places need this too."
The bucket list headliners on Ka5sh's list include 100 Gecs, Lil Nas X, and Kanye filling out the top three.
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"I've dm-ed Lil Nas X a bunch of times so I think that will happen, we've just got to see," Ka5sh added. "I've got to dream big though, let's just say Kanye West, maybe he'll call back."
Check out some footage from the last Shrek rave below.
i can’t believe this was shrek rave pic.twitter.com/hSW7elP1fB— Dj shrek rave (@ka5sh) March 30, 2022