Everyone likes a good party, especially when you have an excuse to dress up. And you know that there is always a party going down somewhere in New York City. After all, there is a reason why New York is called "the city that never sleeps." If it is in a warehouse in Brooklyn, a posh club in Manhattan, a high-end restaurant on the Lower East Side or someone's studio apartment, it's a given people will be partying all night into the day. But what is a New Yorker's favorite type of party?
In the last few years I've come to believe that between dining and partying, New Yorkers have become accustomed to being dressed head to toe in white. Recently, a sea of 4,000 people fashioned in white were spotted indulging their palettes for New York's Le Dîner en Blanc at Bryant Park. And after the third year of celebrating festivities for the dinner, it's the second for a little party we know as Sensation.
Leaving one sea of white for another, individuals will be dancing with tens of thousands of party goers dressed up in white as the Barclays Center turns into an enchanted underwater kingdom on October 26th. That's right, in just a few weeks, the party of all parties, Sensation's 'Ocean of White' will unveil for a second year in a row "the mysteries and elegance of the ocean with oversized LED lit jellyfish suspended from the air, sea inspired acrobatic performances and light exhibitions centered on a 236 foot centered stage" as the creators put it. And after being done in 20 countries, 97 times, after stops in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 5th and Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on October 12th, Sensation will be celebrating their 100th global show in New York City.
According to Sensation, "there are around 200 different types of pyrotechnical effects, 22 water fountains and choreographed flying acrobatics all synchronized to the pulsating sound of the world’s best house music."
While I continue to reminisce about my Sensation experiences in Barcelona and Copenhagen in 2011 as I write this article preview, all I can think about is the moment when Sunnnery James & Ryan Marciano opened with "Rolling in the Deep" vs. "Tribeca."
So who will be at the event?