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Underground dance party coming to Honest Ed's

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 11, 2014

Honest Ed's partyWant to party underground at Honest Ed's? Opportunities are few and far between, so mark this Friday on your calendar. Local charitable party bookers Dudebox have been given blessing to use this treat of a space for a massive party featuring DJs, $5 drinks, and uh, dudely party vibes.

Even with a storied history of booking in unusual venues like Crossfit gyms (yes, they moved all the weights somehow) and car washes, this will be something special for the group of friends behind Dudebox, who say they will reach their long-term goal of raising $100,000 this summer - and they don't intend to retire.

Partnering with Rob Dyer of Skate 4 Cancer, 80% of funds from this party will go to Cancer charity Wellspring. Dan Tal of Dudebox has also revealed that August 15th will mark a new chapter for the company - a foray into the fashion world. And the talk show world?

"Dudebox will be launching DDBX in the next month. Hats. Shirts. Scented Candles. Interviews on Ellen. It's all happening. Funds will be reinvested into our social enterprise 'cause we wanna make charity our job instead of working 60 hours a week in restaurants for a living, and another 20 a week on Dudebox for free."

Toronto needs more wicked rumours flying around, so how about we start saying Ellen will be at Honest Ed's this Friday. By the time a condo goes up in the Ed's space, we'll be saying we took shots with her at the bar. Legends, let's make legends. For cancer.

Dudebox's party is Friday Aug 15 at Honest Ed's (591 Bloor Street West). Entry is, fitting the Ed's brand, $9.99.



Daniel / August 11, 2014 at 08:34 am
Define "underground", you mean in the basement? What makes this an underground party?
underground rick / August 11, 2014 at 08:56 am
I'm underground rick... and I officially declare this to be underground. You dig? Station, yawl.
Andy Parking Lot / August 11, 2014 at 09:27 am
Yes its not what most would consider an "underground party" in the club scene its's in Honest Ed's sub parking lot.
johannes v / August 11, 2014 at 09:43 am
Scented candles just scream underground dudes in a box.
Josh / August 11, 2014 at 10:03 am
I know during Fringe, they had a dance party in the third level down of the underground parking lot on Honest Ed's property. My guess is it won't be in the actual store.
ellen degeneres / August 11, 2014 at 10:04 am
I'm gonna make my booty clap
Lil B / August 11, 2014 at 10:19 am
leahbird replying to a comment from johannes v / August 11, 2014 at 11:34 am
LOL u feel
Dollar dollar bill y'all replying to a comment from Lil B / August 11, 2014 at 11:39 am
Sorry I don't click on random links without an intro. Time is money$$$ y'all! Tell me why I should click!
MilkFoDaKids / August 11, 2014 at 04:40 pm
I can't imagine a worse evening - Sounds dreadful. The interior of the store is depressing and stinks. The alley is depressing and stinks. Guess what the garage is probably like?

Who goes to shit like this?
enactogen / August 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm
It's NOT underground if it's covered in the media. Word of mouth, literally, makes it underground.
Malcolm replying to a comment from enactogen / August 12, 2014 at 12:08 am
The event taking place at an elevation under the ground, literally, makes it underground.
Harman / August 12, 2014 at 03:27 am
Will there be house music?
Jules replying to a comment from Harman / August 12, 2014 at 09:18 am
Its says its an underground dance party, I'm guessing the music will be underground garage.
Rob Ford / August 12, 2014 at 09:48 am
I'm there! O love to dance! Jiggle, jiggle, jiggly, jiggly, jiggle! But don't touch my sensitive jiggly bum!
Big Perm / August 12, 2014 at 10:13 am
Why not take the opportunity to see something you've never seen before, Toronto? Think outside the Dudebox people. These parties are consistently great (last year's rooftop event was unreal). Good DJs and a good cause. Sold!
Mellie / August 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Cancer can't be cure with money thrown at it like this. The cancer mythology It is the biggest money-maker for drug companies and charities of all time. Go for the ghetto party if you want but don't give to the machine, and certainly don't drink the Kool-aid. Read and investigate. Change your diet and starve cancer cells - go meat and meat product free and you will stop it in it's tracks.
DUDEBOX / August 19, 2014 at 10:26 pm
Thank you everyone for all of your input and ideas. We're very happy to announce that with the support of our great crowd we were able to raise $10,670 for Wellspring Cancer Support Network. An amazing organization that really deserves it.

No injuries, no trouble with the law, just positive vibes and a wicked time.
Thanks again.

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