Concerts

Recess Music Festival in Trouble After Being Called a Rave UPDATED

The Recess Music Festival has been axed is in danger of being axed by its host venue, Fort Lauderdale's Xtreme Indoor Karting, only a day before its scheduled launch. Update: Or has it just been postponed?

Everything seemed to be in order for the eight-hour "Electronic Music Festival" featuring four stages of DJs, the Electrick Pixies dance crew, and a pretty strict dress code for the all-ages crowd ("No Showing underwear, No Showing bra, No Shirtless") — until the Xtreme folks caught wind of the New Times calendar item written by Penn Bullock titled, "Let's Rave." So, this is probably partially our fault.

1 Up Productions' DJ Munkey, who is a Recess organizer, asserts that the event is not cancelled. "The event was supposed to be called Raver's Recess, but they didn't want any association with that word," he says of the venue. "There are no lights blinking and flashing or dark places, the event just has the same music as any electronic music festival. You can't drive go-karts in the dark."

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Reed Fischer
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