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A giant immersive rave pyramid is coming to Miami, because why not?

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Photograph: Courtesy Flickr/Jason Thibault

Imagine if Ultra Fest, all the laser light shows at the science museum and Cirque du Soleil got together and made a baby. That freaky baby would be tripping out on some next-level plane of existence, and its name would be PY1.

Created by Canadian billionaire and Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté, PY1 debuted in Montreal earlier this year and will soon be making its way south—way south—to Miami in November, when it’ll pop up at Watson Island. The massive, pyramid-shaped touring venue is a hallucinogenic labyrinth of projection screens and sound systems designed to present super high-tech, immersive multimedia and electronic music shows⁠. Sounds like a Miami match made in heaven, TBH.

Contained beneath its eight-story-high peak are 32 laser projectors, 286 kinetic set pieces, 444 LED light fixtures and 126 speakers that come together to create the main attraction: a kaleidoscopic, 60-minute techno-odyssey dubbed “Through the Echoes,” voiced by the late Zen philosopher Alan Watts.

There are also seven different themed nights, from the cosmic house music party Astral Plane to a geometric, computer coded minimal techno rave called Sci-Matic, all of which are restricted to 18+.

Tickets for all of the shows start around $40 and are on sale now at PY1.com and ticketmaster.com. Or if you have pyramids of cash to shell out, you might consider renting out PY1 for your next big private event. Either way, you’ll want to keep an eye out for exact dates and showtimes as September approaches because, unlike boring ancient pyramids, PY1 is fully disassemblable and scheduled to roll out to NYC in 2020.

  

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