While plans are in motion to reopen venues, that reality of a cold beer from the keg is still over a week away… but we’ve got just the solution for you.
Grab your supermarket booze and turn your speakers up because tomorrow the Sweet Sensation all-dayer is back.
Running a live-stream on Facebook from 12pm-12am, a host of top DJs will be spinning the best tunes to help you get in the summer mood.
Having previously grooved to the Sweet Sensations bank holiday weekender back in May, we can personally vouch for the old skool house event to lift your lockdown blues.
And if you can’t take our word for it, then the DJs themselves might sway you.
Chatting exclusively to Uspire, Jordan Perez – youngest DJ in the team – said: “I feel that virtual DJ sets show how we can all evolve and adapt as humans due to the current circumstances, thanks to platforms like Facebook and Twitch.
“We are still able to play our music to our Sweet Sensation family and try to keep a little normality in people’s lives.
“These virtual sets are a release for people at the weekend so they can unwind and let their hair down, whether it be with us or any other DJ sets.
“You can listen and join the party from anywhere. These are really the thing for the future and I can’t wait to see how they will evolve.”
Meanwhile, the legendary Brandon Block said: “It’s been a really lovely thing to be able to use technology and stream live and get the interaction.
“It’s also re-lit my fire and now after we’re all waiting [in quarantine], fingers crossed, we can party together again soon. In the meantime, welcome to the Sweet Sensation unlocking the all-dayers.”
And Chris Mills agreed, adding: “I’ve loved being involved doing the live streams. People really seem to have embraced and loved the virtual side of clubbing.
“From a DJ perspective, it’s been great to be able to play a small part in lifting people’s spirits and providing some well needed escapism when we’ve all needed it most.
“It’s also been a new experience receiving feedback live as you stream, which I suppose has become the digital way of hands in the air and smiles on the dancefloor. As Danny Tenaglia and Celeda once informed us on their 1998 track, ‘Music Is The Answer’.”
Boasting an impressive line-up, the event will see each DJ host an hour slot before handing the baton over to their comrades.
With uplifting tunes direct into your home, garden, bedroom, or car, what’s not to love?
And it seems the feeling is mutual, as the DJs had nothing but praise for their listeners.
Richard McDonagh told us: “The Sweet Sensation family have always been the best crowd to play to. Their reaction to the virtual all-dayer has been brilliant, and I have loved seeing the regulars and so many new faces enjoying what is always a great day.
“People wanted it and needed it during these tough times and the interaction has been amazing and created a great atmosphere. It’s fair to say music is really the answer!”
Meanwhile, John Jones – who has also been hosting additional online sessions with his eight-year-old son Max every Friday – said: “We have rocked the shit out of lockdown.
“Bringing feel good music straight into people’s kitchens and front rooms to put a smile on everyone’s face. The virtual party is here to stay. Keep it locked.”
Luis Perez added how fun the virtual parties have been for both the DJs and listeners.
He said: “In these troubled times, technology has come on so much to be able to bring this to everyone. We are going to make this one bigger and better.
“Looking forward to playing some bangers to the Sweet Sensation faithfuls. See you on the dance floor, as they say.”
With the rain due again at the weekend, take comfort in knowing you can party inside. So, grab your beer/wine spritzer/Diet Coke and dance like no one’s watching.
In the words of DJ Darren Rowe: “We all know how much music makes us feel good. Let’s keep listening and we’ll keep playing.”
To get your rave on, click here: Sweet Sensations.