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Miami’s Hottest New Dance Party Is Drug-Free

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One of Miami’s most popular dance parties is red-hot and stone sober.

An early morning dance party known as Daybreaker recently debuted at LIV Nightclub. Fresh coffee and juice replace alcohol and club drugs have been eschewed for breakfast items. Co-founder Radha Agarwal makes sure the music almost reflects those, opting for cheery tunes over dark and broody tracks.

The events begin at 6am, just hours after the club’s late-night crowds have gone home and crawled into their beds. At just $20-$35 per ticket, it’s an affordable event. It’s already proven popular, with as many as 400-500 people attending.

Co-founder Matthew Brimer is so committed to Daybreaker’s sober image that they’ve even turned down sponsorship opportunities from energy drink companies, claiming it goes against everything they stand for.

“We want to take out all the bad stuff associated with clubbing: the drinking and self-destructive behavior and mean bouncers, and just bring people together,” said Brimer to NBC News. There’s no guilt whatsoever here. You can tell your grandmother about Daybreaker.”

The idea behind Daybreaker is that starting the morning off with dancing and movement releases endorphins and other happy chemicals, so people can start the day off on a positive note.

“Our goal is to bring Miami together with more mindfulness, wellness, mischief, self-expression and camaraderie,” their Eventbrite said. “With everything going on in the world these days, we need it more than ever.”