Photo by Bart Hamlin/Batty Photography
When Green Bandana Group throws a party we want to change your life.
We almost violently want to disprove every negative thing that people have to say about Dallas. We want to show you that the people are cool and interesting, the music is great, the artists are talented, the boys are handsome, and the girls are cute.
We want to make you regret that you went to Austin or New York or L.A. for the weekend.
We want you to feel inspired by the time your hangover wears off the next day.
When you think about your life in this city – we want to be responsible for providing some of your best memories.
We want to push you past where you normally go.
We want to be the reason you stayed out a little too late, you drunk a little too much, you had a little too much fun.
We want to prove to you that going that extra 10% is okay.
We want to let you know that we are your friends, and that you never have to be alone again.
We believe we can change Dallas.
We believe we can build community.
Because of this, Green Bandana is throwing a party every Friday until the end of the year, starting this Friday, December 7th.
Each party will take place at Ash Studios, which is by far one of the coolest spaces we have ever found.
Each party will have some conceptual underpinning – throwing parties is how we process through life.
For example “POST PARIS” comes from a conversation with a friend about what do n*ggas do after “N*ggas In Paris”. How do you continually try to push? When you can have access to everything, what do you actually want? What do you do when you grow tired of wanderlust?
Or our two part party – End Of The World (Friday December 21st) and Brave New World (Saturday December 22nd); plays with the idea of uncertainty. We celebrate things at their ending and their beginning – yet in this case who is really sure what is going to happen. Will we be fearful on Friday, relieved on Saturday, or will none of it matter?
That being said – ultimately Ash Fridays is about having fun, spending time with those we care about, meeting new people, and being open to the possibility that yes, something as small as a party has the capacity to change your life.
I hope to see you this Friday.