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BYOP 2013 oversubscribed and a great success


Sunday 5th of May welcomed the second edition of BYOP, the secret Party for those born with a desire for adventure organised by Steffie Timanti at Villa Scalabrini.

BYOP was inspired by the Scampagnata, crossed with the festival culture.  Steffie felt as if there was something missing in the modern day festival experience, that is the sense of intimacy and community that BYOP stands for.

This year’s edition raised £700 which will be donated to the Villa Scalabrini where about 220 people, about 50 of whom with Italian origins had taken part in BYOP.

Among the attraction of BYOP 2013, a rodeo bull, ice cream van & DJs performing all day. On the day there were also masseurs and a nail technician pampering guests. 

The event was advertised mainly through word of mouth with event page on Resident Advisor & Facebook. Being the second edition more guests participated and this year there were a lot more people that wanted tickets but Steffie decided to keep it intimate.

All performances have been a great success most people got up and started dancing towards the early evening from about 5pm, to the electronic dance music of DJs Steffie; Lion Gonzalez; Real Nice; Chico; Taylor; Villa Coco. There was also a live performance by Lauren Vietro (singer). 

Among the people who helped Steffie Timanti in the organization: helpers on the day, Francesca Timanti, Stefy Vietro, Lauren Vietro, Angelica Alu, Daniela & Francesca Casali, Natalia Spano, Sara Mansi also help setting up from Claudio, Roberto & Riccardo Timanti, Paolo Zucconi, Chloe Farkas, Tim Vasvi Photography, James & Shaun of Widesight Media, Keisha Forte, Dan Williams & Kelly Love for the soundsystem & All DJs Anthony Peters, Derek Donaldson, Jason Taylor, Chico, Ben Real & Sam Nice who played for free. Raffaele & Michele Ice Cream Van, Phoenix Touch Massage who donated also & massive help setting up from Antonio & Lino of Villa Scalabrini (Steffie said she couldn't have done without them!).

To see more pictures of BYOP and watch the video which will be uploaded in the next days go to

 We include a note written by Steffie Timanti, the event organizer.

 “I would personally like to thank Padre Vico for allowing us to host this amazing picnic & party for a second year.  Also a special thank you to everyone who has put in so much love & hard work to make this day possible especially my wonderful mum, friends & family, volunteers and amazing DJs.  Without you none of this would have been possible.  Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and become part of the BYOP family.”  - Steffie (BYOP Founder)

Giulia Lombardo

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