Greetings in the new year!
So 2012 was most definitely a year full of blessings for us. We are so grateful to have been able to support our striving friends, serve the community, and gain your support over the months. From all of the DJs who ripped up Proof Bar, friends who got silly on the dancefloor, artists who showcased in the basement, to all those who made it to our Thanksgiving drive for the homeless, it’s truly been a year of celebrating creativity and inspiring positivity!! Let’s take a look back at some highlights from 2012:
The first Jelly-Filled Fridays
Dr. Oc2pus & Art Moods
Donuts x Threadsence Coachella Photo Booth
Donut Shop Comedy Show
The Donut Cellar
1st Annual Thanksgiving Clothing & Food Drive - Long Beach, CA
It wasn’t very long ago that this idea came about, and to see it come to life has been a dream come true (not to mention raising over $4,000 for our philanthropic endeavors)!
2012 will be a tough year to beat, but we hope you stay along for the ride as we strive to make 2013 even greater!! With that said, we only have 2 Jelly-Filled Fridays at Proof Bar left. January 11 next Friday, and our 1-Year Anniversary on February 8. Don’t worry, we got something in the works for your monthly re-up, just think it’s time to expand beyond the OC :)
A final word from one of our inspirations, community builder via clothing & lifestyle, Bobby Hundreds:
“Life is a marathon. The fast to rise are fast to demise. But if you’re in this game to make a difference, you think 10 steps ahead, 10 years ahead, and you build your foundation accordingly. Be wary of the fast track because you’ll finish the race quicker. Take the long road, enjoy the scenery, and if all goes well, the ride will never end.”
As we continue on with Jelly-Filled Fridays, reaching out to like-minded striving & starving artists is so important to us. Paying it forward to good peoples pursuing creative paths is why we began this event, and we feel blessed to even be in this position to facilitate these positive experiences. So cheers to you for helping us keep this going, and here’s what we created this month to thank you :D
So for October, we’re stoked to be collaborating with electronic music blog SoundLogik. We’re calling it the “Two Party System” as a nod to the upcoming elections, but mainly to recognize the coming together of two creative communities to produce one awesome experience. The best part about this is we get to host some of the artists out of their community! First, let us introduce Mr.Y:
This dude, as you can see, blends the arts of beatboxing, producing, and mixing to create an incredible live music experience. Every piece of sound is organic, with little to no effects, making what he does not only damn unique, but really effing difficult!! It’s with great excitement we’ll be hosting him in the basement, starting at 10pm.
Mr.Y - thisisMrY EP
DJ duo MathMatix are coming out of San Diego with a fresh taste on BASS. After listening to their latest original production, Bass Division, we’re finding it hard to believe they just got on the scene in 2012. These guys definitely have a bright future ahead of them, and we’re just happy to be a stop along their journey. Check them headlining the mainroom from 12-2am!!
And the night wouldn’t be complete without your residents, the Groove Monsters. They’ll be on the decks in the mainroom, so get them dancing shoes ready and get ready to sweat. Check them out from 10pm-midnight!
As for art, some of our best Jelly-Filled Friday memories have been the amazing exhibits we’ve been able to feature in our “Basement Series”. This week we have an exhibit called “Safe Travels”, a three-week photo journey through Europe by 3 of our good friends.
“We journeyed all throughout Europe for fun, the views, the landscape, and the pictures. We skipped around to Iceland, Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, and Turkey, and came back with a plethora of photographs to share. Traveling has mostly changed us for the better, but we also got a speeding ticket in Iceland and duped into Moroccan carpet.” -12fv
Here’s the Facebook event, come out come out old and new faces! This Friday is gonna be a good one. We hope to see you there <3