RQtober is a celebration of all things manifested from DJ RQ Away’s vision for a greater community. It is a time where RQ Away & #Awayteam would provide a surplus of opportunity for social events, charity, and education. Over the years the local community has accepted the concept and celebration very well, and for that we have been very thankful.

 

This year we want to focus on celebrating the The Tipping Point, DJ RQ Away’s weekly social event. The Tipping  Point was named after a popular Hip Hop album by The Roots, which was named after a book by Malcolm Gladwell. The book defines a “tipping point” as a moment of critical mass or threshold. In the book Malcolm describes and explains many sociological changes based on the idea of their own individual tipping points. With this in mind DJ RQ Away presented the event to locals as a nightlife option, with small personally developed differences from “the usual”.  Over the years The Tipping Point has served as a home base for DJ RQ Away and the #Awayteam brand, sharing Good Music, with Good People and creating Good Vibes amongst those present. For 6 years the event has carved a unique niche into NOLA nightlife as it provides a genuine space for lovers of Soul, Neo Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Funk, Motown, Spoken Word etc. A great place to hangout and share drinks and maybe dance with friends, and where being a VIP is up to you not your wallet or a door man. In it’s early stages the event was intended to be an option amongst the cookie cutter, promoter run nightlife opportunities in the city that intent has not changed.

In it’s 6 years in existence The Tipping Point has been the headquarters for multiple food drives, clothing drives and even a book drive, plus numerous themed and sponsored events. #Awayteam has also hosted charity events during which funds were raised for various needs within the community. Even the occasional sharing of current events has occurred, when DJ RQ Away felt the need.

The Tipping Point doesn’t target its audience based on financial status, your number of social media followers, or clothing selection but instead on the attendees’ love for a carefully curated music selection and friendly vibes. This month we will culminate The Tipping Point’s 6th year anniversary with performances from Paasky, John L., T-Ray the Violinist, The Essence and Ian A. Louis as well as Diva Dawg Food Truck, Kids With Krowns apparel pop up shop, Metro Dog Media event coverage, and a Balcony TV web series taping.

Updates on each night will be available here on whatisawayteam.com

Lunchtime! | @rollinfattiesnola | #rollone | Don’t forget to tell `em @whatisawayteam sent you!!

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…and don’t forget the 90’s Costume Party on Halloween night! | #RQtober2014 #TheTippingPoint6YearAnniversary #TheTippingPoint #DJRQaway

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Lunch | @rollinfattiesnola

The tunes | #KaribuKitchen

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Not the full menu but you get the idea… #KaribuKitchen happening right now

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#KaribuKitchen | w/ funky 45’s spun by Ed Maxmillion & DJ @RQaway | Steak & Chicken plates start flying at 4 p.m. | 218 S. Robertson st. NOLA

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Official #NOLA Listening Party tonight after work at #BereniceMondays for Nite Jewel . Jungle . Break Science @GasaGasaNola 5pm-8pm! No Cover. Drink Specials.

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Fashion shows, concerts, fundraisers, kickbacks, and more. Book DJ RQ Away for your next event. DJRQAWAY.COM

We’re going fishing and you’re invited! For all the lovely folks who wanna join us on the water or learn some food catching skills be sure to sign up and join us on our next workshop. Well be teaching rod and reel basics as well as non traditional fishing methods. Head over to whatisawayteam.com and sign up for the info and updates! Tag a friend! #AwayteamFishing

We are also looking for sponsors. Anyone interested in sponsoring this upcoming #AwayteamFishing workshop please email whatisawayteam@gmail.com for info. Thank you

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Our favorite #Awayteamer on his first catch with #AwayteamFishing

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Tonight before you head over to #TheTippingPoint stop by #TheKool w/ @nolakoolkids and @rqaway on the wheels! #Awayteamers show your cards at the doors for VIP entry…full details at @nolakoolkids bio

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This Saturday morning join @saveourlake (the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation) in Beach Sweep 2014. They’ll be cleaning up around the shores, and canal of Lake Ponchartrain and volunteers are needed! Wanna help out? Head over to saveourlake.org and register, invite your friends and even organize your clean up team! Post clean up there’s gonna be food, and music by @rqaway. Tag a friend and get registered today!

REMINDER::: Remember we are going red EVERY FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER as part of #SickleCellAwarenessMonth. If you need something new and red and are in the New Orleans area we recommend @kidswithkrowns @humidityskateshop, @sirvincentdesigns, @beadshopneworleans @sincerelyluxe, @sneakerpolitics, @defendnola, or grabbing an #Awaytee from us. This way you can support local while spreading awareness. Whether you need something new or not please take a moment to look up #SickleCell via your smartphone and learn about this disease and educate those around you on what it is and who it effects.

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This Saturday morning join @saveourlake (the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation) in Beach Sweep 2014. They’ll be cleaning up around the shores, and canal of Lake Ponchartrain and volunteers are needed! Wanna help out? Head over to saveourlake.org and register, invite your friends and even organize your clean up team! Post clean up there’s gonna be food, and music by @rqaway. Tag a friend and get registered today!

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