This is what it looks like when epic dreams come true in real life.
I have wanted to be a Daybreaker hypewoman since I went to my first one in 2015 and fell in love with it. I was so inspired by explosive energy of Elliott LaRue that I immediately had new host/emcee/hypewoman goals. Daybreaker is really one of my happy places on an epic level. It is such a happy place because people are showing up and CHOOSING to be happy and carry that happiness into their day.
What I love about Daybreaker is that it reminds me of Carnival in Trinidad - where I can be free and indulge in bliss. It is hard to be in a bad mood in this space just as it is when listening to soca music, which is my ultimate go to.
I remember at one Daybreaker wishing there was a Caribbean theme to combine my two loves. I mentioned the idea to my friend Shermica, who is the founder of Soka Tribe fitness dance classes, workshops and performance group, and a few weeks later she shared that she was invited to be a part of the Daybreaker in NYC, and I can't even explain how excited I was.
I had the ultimate pleasure of being a part of the tribe that got to bring the soca vibes to Daybreaker. Watching Shermica bursting with energy on the stage, releasing my own joy as her backup, having the support of the soca loving band, the tunes of the dope Dj Geko Jones and seeing the crowd EXPLODE in response was way more epic than I even imagined, and my heart is still full from the moment.
It is nearly impossible to fully capture all that is Daybreaker because it is an all sensory experience that you have to be in the room to feel, but this video can give you a peek into the magic that happens.