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