Two decades ago, we fell "accidentally in love" with a certain green ogre and his entourage.
I think it's safe to say that the release of the first Shrek film in 2001 was a cultural reset. Children and adults alike were entranced by the subliminal messaging about loving yourself and rejecting stereotypes, with the help of the many layered titular character, his talking donkey, and the transforming princess he's in charge of "saving".
Add in some absolute belters of songs ("Hallelujah", "I'm A Believer", and "All Star" to name but a few) and we had a tale whose hype would never die down. Hence why 22 years later (yes, it has been 22 years since that beloved green ogre landed on our screens for the first time) we were absolutely buzzing to hear not only of the existence of a Shrek rave, but that it was coming to Dublin - and finally, it's here.
The Shrek Rave arrives in Dublin this Saturday, May 27th in Opium, starting early from 4pm. You can expect to hear all your favourite songs from the four films (a rendition of "Holding Out For A Hero" from Shrek 2 is bound to be a highlight of the evening) as well as Shrek themed drinks, singalongs, and giveaways.
As for the dress code, green is obviously encouraged, but you can dress up as whichever character happens to be your favourite - the more creative the better.
This is a daytime rave, finishing up at 10pm, so forget being fashionably late if you want to enjoy this event to the fullest. The final few tickets cost €30 and are available to purchase on-site.
Header images via IMDb & Instagram/ukshrekrave