Monday 11 December 2017

WATCH: TV3’s Henry McKean and Noel Cunningham having more fun than anyone, ever, at Morning Gloryville rave

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

The early bird catches the worm, as Noel Cunningham, Joe Shannon, Edward Hayden and Colin Baker found out at a 7am morning rave.

If you use social media, you have more than likely heard about ‘Morning Gloryville’, the alcohol-free early AM raves taking the capital by storm.

TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’ enlisted their reporters in their finest fluoro gear to see what all the fuss was about.

The premise of ‘Morning Gloryville’ is for people to rave their way into the day by dancing to the beat of an on-site DJ, taking part in yoga classes, hoola-hooping and having a good time.

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Chris Flack, the man responsible for the Dublin outpost, told Henry that the craze began in 2013 in Britain.

“It started because basically someone wanted a different way to start the day. We all have that difficulty getting up in the morning, but if you come to this you leave with a massive smile on your face.”

“If you think, when you’re driving into work or commuting you often have headphones in listening to music. You want to be able to express that, and once people come, it’s getting over that ‘this is going to be a bit weird’, once people come and let go, releasing and getting those endorphins before going to work, it’s amazing,” he said.

Potentially in the best mood of his life, Noel Cunningham called the experience “amazing”.

“This is energising and there’s a lot going on in this room. There’re people here who are being anonymous, who are being expressive, everybody’s equal and the music is fabulous. You couldn’t but be energised.”

Building on the success of ‘Morning Glory London’, the event has now launched in 19 cities around the world and one of the biggest was Dublin in the  first week of July 2014.

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To date, over 2,500 Irish people have thrown caution to the wind, and experienced a kind of buzz that can’t be found at the bottom of a coffee cup.

The next event will be held at 7am on March 4th.

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