Goodie is a very dope Philly party crew that does a lot of things right. From the sound to the music, they put on events that remain professional while still laying in the underground. They are an essential part of the community.
This particular event was very insightful for me.
In order to get into the party, you needed to have a special Goodie key card that would be for you and a +1. Going to Goodie was a last minute plan for me, so big ups to my fellow party friend Ily for gifting me his access card.
The party started around 11, and I got there unusually late for myself. Friends who know me will tell you I’m always the first one at the party. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
As far as DIY party spaces go, this one was very ideal. Definitely enough room to move around with a decent bathroom situation. Free water was offered as well. Something I always appreciate too is when a crew knows that you don’t have to turn up the music to insane levels. When you go to these types of events it is gonna get loud. Goodie knows that loudness doesn’t always make for a better or more hype time. The music consistently stayed at a proper volume. Just another testament to the professional vibes of Goodie.
Great space, great music. The crowd was…interesting. When I came in I noticed a disproportional amount of 20 something white dudes. Not necessarily a problem on its (diversity rules tho). I wasn’t really feeling was leering/”I’m trying to bang” vibes I was picking up on. It threw me off a little. HOWEVER, I will say that despite my discomfort with that, I never felt unsafe or at risk. Nobody put their hands on me, and Goodie is a crew that advocates safe spaces and consensual parties.
I quickly found my people though, and I made some great new friends. We talked about some important issues surrounding the community. Specifically party volume level (Goodies excels at this), dancefloor etiquette (this is a thing that I will touch upon in a future post), and how to respect different body types in a space we are all navigating.
The person I talked to about this commented that some places get really crowded, and if you’re of a larger person it can get hairy sometimes. It can’t always be helped that you may knock into someone, but being polite is key. As a smaller person, I can also get behind this sentiment as well. It’s ok if I can’t see the DJ or visuals but please let me get through, ya know? The club space is for everyone, no matter what size you are. It’s extremely important to mind your P’s and Q’s when people are moving throughout. Nobody needs a dose of salt if honest mistakes happen such as a drink getting spilled or someone trips over you,
Speaking of nightlife topics, 24HrPhl has a great survey up in relation to the nightlife. It’s open for anyone to take, whether you are a patron, DJ, promoter, or whatever your heart desires. It’s fun and only took me a few minutes to fill out.
Anywho. Goodie’s 6 year anniversary was a solid time. I was sad I missed seeing Sean Thomas (of Rizumu) DJ but I am but a baby grandma who needed her sleep. I can’t wait for the Goodie. See you there!