Text by Wade Wallerstein
Photography by Matteo Mobilio
On Sunday, June 25, DROME threw the Pride party of the summer at Good Room in Greenpoint. Hosted by the fabulous Kyle Farmery, Nicky Ottav, Lee Armoogam, and Archie Goats, NO PLACE LIKE HOMO was the Wizard of Oz themed extravaganza of your wildest dreams. In the Good Room, Sarah von H, Blu DeTiger, Coven King, and Sophia MA dropped house, disco, and techno beats that had guests bumping till 4 AM. In the clothing optional Bad Room, Son of Lee kept it on the darker side with throbbing deep house bangers. Back In the main room, our favorite go go dancer Sarah Mullins was a sight to behold with her freaky moves and ingenious costumes. Sipping on Emerald City melon balls all night had everyone over the rainbow -- overall the party was a total smash! Thank you to everyone who came out and partied with us. If you missed the hottest party of the season, you can check out the photos above and pretend you were there. Until then, we’ll see all you good witches and bad witches next year. Happy Pride everyone!
In the making of DRØME we hope to showcase a community of doers and nourish an attitude of empathy in a world that teaches us to pass judgment rather than practice kindness. The stories, images, and people shared in this magazine are an amalgamation of perspectives often overlooked or explicitly excluded from art and media worlds. The dearth of diverse identities and viewpoints within the arts is harrowing, especially for a young generation that is fighting its hardest to overcome conservative notions of order ultimately practiced as acts of discrimination against the very people and things we find most inspiring. In DRØME, the featured creators and creations encourage us to never shy away from who we are and what we want. Each artist, in sharing their story, embodies their own definition of agency. Against a mainstream ideology that indoctrinates patriarchal, capitalist, and hateful theories turned into policy, the artists in our first issue represent the ways in which art can take power back from society's denigrating control.