Frank Ocean is debuting a new club night in New York tonight called “PrEP+”. The party is named after the HIV prevention drug and is a tribute to the ’80s club scene and what could have been if the drug had been invented in that era.
The night is hosted by Blonded, and as per a press release “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. PrEP+ welcomes everyone.”
However, if this is the first time you’ve heard of the club night, it’s probably already too late to get a ticket. According to the press release, “ticket links have been distributed” and the venue will be revealed to ticket holders tonight.
The release continues: “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.”
Notably, the flyer for PrEP+ reads “THE WORLD” across the bottom, possibly referring to the influential and radical queer ’80s nightclub of the same name in Manhattan’s East Village. The news of this club night echoes Ocean’s recent statement that his new music draws heavily on the club scene and nightlife. View the flyer for PrEP+below.
On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, we are joined by Treis Hill and Rob Cristofaro, partners-in-crime at Alife, who are on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the New York City-based lifestyle, street, and skatewear brand.