Only someone as elusive and alluring as Frank Ocean could announce a new club night just one day before its opening and be safe in the knowledge that a mile-long queue of fervent fans will undoubtedly be lining up outside its door.
Yesterday, Gayletter announced on their Instagram that Ocean will open a new “party” in New York City called PrEP+. “The first in a series of nights” – though it’s not clear how often they’ll be held – PrEP+ is named after the HIV/AIDs prevention drug, highlighting what the 1980s NYC club scene could’ve been like if the drug had been available in that time. Most likely inspired by the music and style of the era, the venue won’t be announced until the night, which will run from 10pm-late.
In true Frank Ocean style, photos and videos will not be allowed, so we’ll just have to imagine the wonder that the night (and the guest list) will offer. Other house rules include mandatory consent, “Zero tolerance for… any form of discrimination”, and the rather cryptic assertion that “The dance floor is for dancing”.
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This Thursday night a new party from @blonded called PrEP+ in NYC. PrEP+ is the first in a series of nights; an ongoing safe space made to bring people together and dance. PrEP+ will welcome globally celebrated DJs. The night is named PrEP+ as an homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if the drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) — which can be taken daily to prevent HIV/AIDs for those who are not infected but are at high risk — had been invented in that era. Ticket links have been distributed and the venue will be announced to ticket-holders on the evening of the night. Club hours are 10pm-late. House rules: No photos or videos are allowed Consent is mandatory Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism or any form or discrimination The dance floor is for dancing www.blonded.co