TAILWHIPPED dance party invites furries on 12/6/14. Cosmo Coyote talks event producing.
by Patch O'Furr
Furclubbing: “A repeat/regular nightclub event by furries for furries.” See the list of parties at The Furclub survey. Here’s a new one:
DJ Cohn Jonner shares info below. Talk with organizer Cosmo Coyote follows.
Hello everyone! I’d like to tell you all about an 18 and up event I’m performing at hosted by Cosmo Coyote on December 6 in Galt, CA, called TAILWHIPPED!
THEME: FURRY ANIMALS VS MONSTERS
Are you a party animal or party monster? Ever wanted to dress as your favorite fictional creature, monster, furry animal cartoon or video game character? well this is the party for you. get those ears, onesies, tails, paws, fluffies, fursuits, or terrifying monster costumes/cosplay out and get ready to rumble it out on the dance floor at Tail Whipped! who will be the victorious this round? The furry animals or monsters? who will be TAILWHIPPED? Muahahaha!
WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 8:00pm – 4:00am
The Palms Event Center, 12351 E. Stockton Blvd, Galt, CA
PARTY ANIMAL CENTRAL:
+SWITCHBLADE (acid techno/hard techno/electro/funky house/tech house)
+FREDDY SILVA (Deep house/minimal techno)
+OCHOA BROS (funky house/disco house)
+COSMO COYOTE (jackin electro/jackin house, melbourne/booty breaks/garage/fidget)
+MDE (tech house/funky house)
+MERAKI (Drum & bass)
+GUILDMASTER (melodic dubstep)
+COHN JONNER (drum and bass / drumstep)
PRICE: $10 from 8-9pm, $15 afterwards all night. $5 off if you come in fursuit (must at least include the head, paws, and tail.)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
+Electronic Dance Music ALL NIGHT! (house, hardstyle, electro, dubstep,
breaks, techno, drum and bass…)
+18 and up to attend (must have a valid ID or a drivers license, or a copy
of birth certificate, either of them work)
+FULL BAR FOR 21 AND UP (must have valid state ID, drivers license, All IDs
will be checked.)
+MUCH EARGASMS AND FACE MELTING WITH PROFESSIONAL SOUND AND LIGHTS
+2 MASSIVE THEMED STAGES BRINGING YOU TWO DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERES WITH TOP EDM TALENT ALL NIGHT LONG
+KANDI MAKING AREA
+SCAVENGER HUNT AND OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES
+FREE MUNCHIES DURING THE LAST HOUR OF THE EVENT.
WHAT YOU CAN BRING:
+good vibes/Peace, Love, Unity & respect for those around.
+kandi to share with everyone.
+fursuits, onesies, anything animal or monster related (not required for entry but highly encouraged)
+ID or legal document proving your 18 and up.
+vape pens/E-cigs are ok
+small backpacks are ok but will be checked by security
+cameras to take pictures of everlasting moments.
+YOUR FRIENDS! don’t forget to invite them to this awesome event!
what NOT to bring
-NO bad vibes/ No drama (anybody causing problems will be removed by security)
-NO weapons/fireworks ect…
-NO outside food or drink allowed
-NO whip its allowed
-NO red or blue bandanas or sagging pants aka gang affiliated attire.
-ins and outs are ok but will be limited to 3 times.
I’m Steven, but people in the rave scene and fandom know me as ‘Cosmo Coyote’. I started raving in 2010 before I got interested in furries, and really fell in love with the music and culture. It opened my mind and led me to find furry fandom in 2011. On Youtube, I came across furries and the fursuit dance videos were cool. It seemed fun to dress up as the animal you love, and get in character to make people smile and give off good energy to everyone.
Around 2011, I joined a promotion team for a local rave crew who threw underground events around the Stockton/Lodi/Central Valley area. I worked for them for about 4 months then moved to a new company that actually threw permitted events.
I got my foot in the door about knowing marketing, productions, promotion etc. I gained experience by attending around 8-10 raves a month to connect with others. I tended to connect with DJs because I loved the music so much. I bought a system and learned to mix and DJ in my room the traditional way meaning no laptops or cheat button. Just CD and USB and learning to mix by ear.
In 2013 I started DJing and playing events such as EPR and Frolic. My first event I threw in 2013 was called Night Lights. It was a semi permitted UG (underground) although at 2AM we got shut down.
In 2014 I met some awesome people who had a permitted venue, and I’ve done 4 events without an issue there. It’s where Tailwhipped will be held. I’m sure many furs that attend will be happy with the huge open space outdoors for smoking, poi, and socializing, the fact it’s all ages, the lounge cool off area and rooms were people can change into suit. They have clean restrooms and that’s just the start.
A lot of people don’t realize the work that goes into these shows: from promotion, budgeting and preparation to handling the event itself the day of. Sometimes it’s more than what I can handle. I hire volunteers willing to help and be part of it. For production I usually hire local crews to do lighting or sound.
For Tailwhipped, my good friend Scoobert (Adam Joshua) will do deco and lighting. His company is Top Dawg. He’s a furry and the company is furry related.
For crowd, expect furries and ravers combined. Ravers are open minded and love when furries come out to events. It’s sad they don’t come to raves more often! It’s an open and positive environment. Every time I’ve brought my suit to a non furry rave I always get a hug or a picture taken. People who are new to furries or don’t understand it love it. No matter what your orientation, ethnicity, lifestyle or background – in both the rave and furry communities we all come together to share a common interest and the love and positive energy with everyone around us!