Does spending money on shopping, games and food makes you feel good in the moment but guilty afterwards? What if you could have a blast and the money you spend go to the people who need it the most? The ‘Hide Out Flea Fest’ is the answer to your conundrum.
‘Mighty Events’ in association with ‘Big Brother Foundation’ held this event by the name of ‘Hide Out Flea Fest’ from 26th February to 28th February, 2016 at Inorbit Mall, Malad. This event was a fund raiser for the Big Brother Foundation, a non profit organisation which works for the betterment of the underprivileged children and women.
This fund-raiser was based on the concept of a flea market. A flea market is a place where people buy and sell goods, bakery products, clothes, etc. but at this event it was a lot more than just buying and selling. It included entertainment, music, food, shopping, games, workshops, and lots more.
It was more like a festival with an atmosphere where one could forget one’s frustrations. It was a festival designed to hide away from the outer world and that’s where its name came in, ‘Hide Out Flea Fest.’
“We used to conduct various kinds of exhibitions and musical nights earlier and every time used to get feedback of some or the other thing being felt left out, be it some part of entertainment, food, shopping or whatsoever. So we came up with the concept of this flea fest where one can have food while he’s shopping for something and the kids also have something fun to do.
Also with Mumbai being a busy city, everyone’s busy with their lives and work, we wanted them to feel something different from their regular life. We wanted to create a new arena for them, a time where they could live their life tension free for a while and also commit to our cause of raising the funds for the underprivileged children and women. And the result is what you see today,” says Omkar, Owner of ‘Mighty Events.’
“It was a fun experience attending the event. My kids loved the segway ride and playing in the kid’s arena while my wife and I were enjoying the live shows by the artists,” says Raj Rathod, 30-year-old businessman.
“I really liked the ambience that they created especially the hut in the centre with all those lighting around. I could live my whole life on that hut with that kind of ambience and music all day long,” says Ankur from Vile Parle.
“I came to the mall for some relaxation from my upcoming board exams along with my friends and happened to enter the fest just for a round and that round happened to last for 2 hours with more than 100 selfies. It really gave me a hide out from my tension of upcoming boards,” says Nikita Jain, a S.S.C Student from Malad.
“We attempted to try something new by doing this event and bringing this concept for the first time in Mumbai. It gives us a great pleasure to say that our first edition was really great and we would be doing this again at different cities in the country at intervals of 3-4 months,” Omkar adds.