Event combines flash mob elements with water, music and dance
Return to the summer of your childhood with this fun spontaneous happening that will combine water, music and dance at a yet undisclosed downtown location. Armed with your favorite super soaker and warrior paint, participants will learn the location and time for this large scale water battle and arrive at the appointed hour to mark the end of summer in dramatic fashion. Food vendors will be on hand to fortify the dripping masses and a D.J. will pump out the summer soundtrack still stuck in your head. Epic fun is the goal of the day.
According to the event organizers the only details being released at this time are the general concept and date, Sunday, Sept. 1. Water warriors will have to subscribe to the event Facebook page or check in on Twitter @ Deluge843 to learn more details and get the location and time. Rules of engagement will also be defined on the website (GoCo Events.com) to make sure the participants have a great time and are kind to each other. The first 200 participants will receive a free water blaster from Subaru of Charleston. The event is part of a year-long effort by GoCo Events to build brand awareness for DELUGE. DELUGE 2.0 is slated for next spring. Both events will then evolve into DELUGE 3.0 in August of 2014, a full- scale music festival with live bands and water cannons dousing the crowd as they dance under the deluge or hit the water slides on a hot summer day.
GoCo president, Rebecca Gosnell says that the secret elements of DELUGE 1.0 are designed to make it fun and tap into the energy of a flash mob style event. “You’ll definitely have to be tied into the buzz to get on board and join the event. This helps us anticipate the crowd size and plan accordingly.” GoCo Events has a long history of bringing unusual fun to the Lowcountry, as executive producers of Winter Fest from 2001-2003 and the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival since 2009. “We’ve covered The Joe and Wannamaker Park with 200 tons of snow for Habitat, we’ve stacked 10,000 text books into a fundraising sculpture for Book Buddies and we’ve loaded up 1,800 paddlers into dragon boats on the Ashley River to help local cancer survivors. Why wouldn’t we invite 1,000 people to show up for a water battle on a hot summer day just to have fun? Right now we are shopping for a charity partner for DELUGE 3.0 and I can’t wait to see who wants to come play.”
The event is recommended for young adults 18 and up or the young at heart. No alcohol is allowed. Dogs and small children should stay home. The City of Charleston police department will be on site to keep things safe and fun. Be sure to post your DELUGE outfit on the DELUGE Facebook and Instagram pages. Organizers are looking for inspiring attire. High pressure water blasters that might cause injury are not allowed. Refilling stations will be on site but those who come with their own water supply will have more options.