ZOOLU: THE HISTORY
ZOOLU has been a New Orleans staple in the electronic music scene for over 2 decades and has been around long before EDM was accepted by the mainstream. This event started in 1995 at the State Palace where it maintained its run as one of the region’s most well known and well-loved dance parties. 23 years later and the event is still going strong, albeit, much different from the underground raves of the 90’s. Zoolu is a truly incredible and historic event that has withstood the times of changing music, trends, and venues.
STATE PALACE THEATRE
Ask any old school raver about where the underground scene in New Orleans was thriving at that time and they would tell you the State Palace!
Together with the help of AmpsEvents & Disco Donnie Presents, The Metropolitan regularly hosts live performances by some of the worlds most renowned and well-known DJs & Artists.
A veteran (25+ years: State Palace Theatre, Ampersand, NeonGLOW Paint Party) in the live music event scene in New Orleans, Rob partnered with Disco Donnie in the early 1990s and together they brought the electronic scene to life in New Orleans. Firm believer in Work Hard, Play Hard!
From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons, garnered an international following, and unwittingly became a catalyst for a national debate over the First Amendment right to expression.
-Firm believer in Make America Rave Again!