While the rave scene in Bushwick tends to be laughable, and, of course, nothing compared to the kind that takes place in California, it doesn’t mean that, every once and awhile, shit can get pretty real. Case in point was a rave that concluded early this morning at 6:02am. It would have kept going, too, if candy raver Lamora James, a 17-year-old from Queens, hadn’t burst into an ebullient vision before transforming into a bear.
James had taken about nine grams of molly at a rave called Taystee D-Lite (a combination homage to Taystee from Orange is the New Black and the frozen dessert company of the same name) that was going on at Coagulate while dressed as an even more glitter-ified version Poison Ivy from Batman and Robin. James, according to one bystander, seemed to quickly lose track of how much molly she was taking, as she was also selling quite a bit to anyone who was in need (and even anyone who wasn’t). By the end of the night, just when one fellow raver, Queefo Boombazzle, a 19-year-old transgender male from Philadelphia, was going to call the ambulance, James took flight, lit up into a brief flame and transcended into a stuffed teddy bear. The next rave at Coagulate is slated to be named in her honor.
Written by Genna Rivieccio