Because you’ll never shine if you don’t shine, true rave Shrek will bring their “Swamps Across America” tour to Tampa this winter.
On December 2, the nationwide viral internet rave will stop at the newly relocated Orpheum at 14802 N. Nebraska Ave in North Tampa.
The “rain or shine” show for ages 18 and up will open at 9 p.m. with ogre-themed DJ sets, green glow sticks, and a gathering place for like-minded, “Shrek-loving” people. “.
Although a current national phenomenon, the Shrek-themed celebration began as a birthday bash for North Carolina native rapper and known meme lord Ka5ash in Los Angeles.
When the rapper posted a flyer for the event on his Instagram (@ka5ash) in February, the caption read: “shrek rave is upon us I’ve been trying to do this for 2 years now and nothing is going to stop us at this stadium .”
However, the message clarified that the rave was no longer a birthday party, but a fundraiser for his sister and her family.
After the original St. Patrick’s Day rave in Los Angeles saw viral success and appearances from celebrities and influencers like rapper Rico Nasty, Ka5ash planned another rave in New York. And then another in Los Angeles. And then San Francisco, Portland, Chicago and the rest is history.
Now, Shrek Rave is expected to hold more than 30 shows in cities across the country, with more dates to be added.
While $15 general admission tickets are already sold out, $20 tier tickets are still available for purchase on eventbrite.com. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you miss the rave in Tampa, never fear, tickets for the Orlando rave go on sale next month.
And to haters who ask why, rave spiel replies, “That’s stupid, just have fun!”
“Who cares,” says every flyer for the rave. “Cool is dead!”