SoCal – No Sleep Over at Pajama Jam
Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A November 12, 2016 9:00 PM to 4AM
Being mainly a festival goer, I decided to change pace and ventured out. I was invited by my friend Ashley to Pajama Jam hosted by Motive Events at the Belasco Theater. Like its name, it was a pajama themed event where not only were pajamas, but onesies and rave attire were strongly encouraged. Located in the Downtown LA less than a mile from Staples Center, I decided to check it out which held me over ‘till the next big festival.
Upon my arrival around 10PM, first thing I notice walking up to the venue was no line. At that point, I was hoping for a good turn out but soon after a quick pat down, I was pleasantly surprised that there was already a good amount of people dancing their butts off inside the theater.
The event offered 4 dancing areas featuring Donald Glaude, Fukkk Offf, Sandra Collins just to name a few. The main stage—Theater, had a good stage present with in-house moving lights and decent visuals on a big graphic screen behind the DJs with 2 lasers shooting out from the side corners of the stage in the direction of the crowd. The upstairs Ballroom had very minimal visual effect followed by a lounge and a huge basement all of which had their own DJs spinning throughout the night. Not to mention that all the areas had ample couch and table seating as if everyone there were VIPs.
After roaming around, my ears were suddenly magnetized to the sound of trance coming from the Ballroom. I was blown away by the uplifting trance coming from Ian Clay set. I could tell he was working hard at every transition and his sound selection was starting to pull dancers onto the dance floor. I hopped around most of the night until Donald Glaude came on in the main stage, which was the only big name I recognized on the line-up. He threw down some hard hitting house that really got the 2AM crowd back on its feet.
In conclusion, Pajama Jam was everything I wanted from a rave without the hassle, non sense and long lines from mainstream clubs. The crowd was dressed up in rave attire and had lots of glowing toys with multiple stages to wonder around, lots of lounges areas to sit and the place never got super packed like a sardine can.
At a steal of only $10, I can’t wait for their next event!
Thank you Pajama Jam!