Like most holidays, Valentine’s Day has a somewhat murky origin. While most count Saint Valentine as the originator, whether by martyrdom, or by popular appeal, many believe the holiday to have older, pagan roots. A pagan fertility festival called “Lupercalia” was popularly celebrated in Roman Times. Basically, men stripped naked, sacrificed a goat and a dog, dipped their stripped hides into blood, and went around spanking young women and crop fields. All in the hopes of a fertile year. How one spanks a crop field is beyond me, but the rest of this debacle kinda sounds like Folsom Street Fair….
While we are all for consensual acts of spanking with bloody animal hides, we’ve decided to put together our own Valentine’s day celebration, sans whips and Roman priests. And it’s gonna last ALL WEEKEND.
First up, we’ve got the return of Mr Lovesauce himself, PUMPKIN, on Valentine’s Day. With his loved-up remixes, cute dimples, and infectious energy, Pumpkin will make sure you and your sweetie are dancin’ real close.
Upstairs in the Oddjob Loft on Valentine’s Day, we’ve got Future Perfect with very special guests NGUZUNGUZU!!! Don’t mis the LA duo’s futuristic global club music made to bump in Jeeps, knock out on world-class sound systems, and transmit into the unknown.
On Friday, the most epic twerk-a-thon to ever happen will be going down at Public Works.
Ghettotech legend DJ ASSAULT, funk-pranksters PLANET BOOTY, electro punk-funk outfit HOTTUB, & DOUBLE DUCHESS, the SF-based queer electro-hop duo with looks for days take over Public Works for a marathon twerk session along with local heroes STAY GOLD & THE SLAYERS CLUB
So get some rest, do some stretches…This ain’t the Valentine’s your grandma taught you about