Every year, right about now, chances are you’re on a plane heading back to Shanghai or wherever, forgoing the celebratory glass of welcome champagne for “just an OJ please” as you gingerly nurse a liver on the brink of cirrhosis back to health-ish after a week of non-stop, audacious profiteering (oops!) I meant networking.
From laid back Google Beach to MassiveMusic’s over the top insanity and everything in between, Lions’ every iteration is a Spartan race to see who’ll top out the week with the most crowds, the most ooo’s and ahh’s, the most hashtags and the most morning-after stories—don’t let “by invitation only” fool you, everybody’s welcome, just say you’re from Netflix.
That’s right, we’re talking Cannes Lions, another bitterly mourned casualty of Covid-19. And while it’s crushed your Grand Prix dreams—yeaaah, let’s keep telling ourselves that’s the only reason why we’re not getting one this year—it shall not deprive us of a good pool-side BBQ.
The PIGman’s got your back; we’ve been thinking long and hard and it’s about time to give those of us stuck in the “Hai” a modest reprieve from all the scalding Trumpian headlines and side-ways glances from dogmatic ayis fearful of your germs.
After Cannes’BBQ Sessions and Berlin’s Bunker Sessions, this August, we’re super excited to be bringing you: Shanghai Sessions! This year’s theme: No Cannes? No problem!
In classic Sessions tradition, Shanghai Sessions will encompass the very same savoir-faire that’s made PIG’s Cannes villa such an indispensable pitstop for many in their Lions pilgrimage.
Expect to endulge in the PIGman’s quintessential party trifecta:
Coal barbecue manned by prodigious rising talent Chef Ying of Xixi Bistro fame; chicken, brats, tritip and all that jazz, grilled to order. We’ve even cultured it up a notch with juicy lamb skewers flavoured à la Xinjiang and a whole, suckling pig, just heavenly.
What’s a party without a pool? A dumb one, I’ll tell you what. Nah, we kid, we kid. But all jokes aside, it would have been just pitiful to deprive our guests from the possibility of rosé-induced fumbles into a 25-meter rooftop pool bedazzled with unicorns, swans and other assorted floaties.
Cool vibes guaranteed, courtesy of Murphy Kin, a.k.a. DJ Lucy. The well-rounded selector takes us on a trip with his lively sets, rooted in house and disco. This energetic artist launched his own lable, Ting Ting Disco, in 2015.
…. and who knows, maybe a few other surprises await.
You’re probably banging furiously on something that’s hopefully not your phone and for God’s sake what are the event details!? Okay, here goes…
Shanghai Sessions: No Cannes? No problem!
Date: August 8th, 2020 Time: 16:00 – 21:00 Place: on a Bund rooftop 🙂 for now, we’re keeping a hush on the exact location for confirmed guests only
How to RSVP
In our effort to abate even an iota of a possibility of becoming Shanghai’s inaugural resurgent cluster, event capacity is limited to 100. Registration conditions apply (i.e. no recent Beijing or foreign travel, no fever, possessing a green health code, … )
Scan the QR code in the above event poster to access our Official Wechat Account (Wechat ID: Pig_Films)
Click “RSVP” on the bottom right
Input your information
Wait to receive your RSVP confirmation
And don’t go unfollowing right afterwards, you’ll need to present that sucker at check-in and submit to a temperature check
*If you encounter issues, watch the below “how-to”.