Reon: The next big thing in Bristol houseparties

From the Bedroom to the Basement

You may know Reon best as the sponsors of the Rave Cave party, voted as the best university party in the country last term by Tab readers. The event boasted a ball pit, jacuzzi, confetti cannons, three DJs doing six sets in two rooms, a foil room and a bubble wrap room.

But this was just one of Reon’s themed house parties.

The energy brand, which manufactures sachets of flavoured dissolving caffeine powder that melts on the tongue, taken like a shot, have embraced the weird and the wacky parties. They’ve ranged from Mobsters and Lobsters, to Memes, Teams & 2016, to 90s Baby.

A favourite has to be the Mr. Worldwide theme. Hundreds turned up to this crazy party spread across three floors, donning outfits from around the world. There was even a Russian Snow Queen. The host of the Memes, Teams & 2016 party, Al, said ‘having Reon provide the energy for our party felt like the perfect match, and kept people going until it was light.’

Each Reon sachet contains 80mg of caffeine, which is about the same as a double espresso, as well as vitamin B12, which helps reduce tiredness. It’s also vegan and sugar free – what more could you want?!

The Reon influencers have been taking full advantage of public celebration days too. Bristol students were persuaded to kiss each other on Valentine’s Day in a loved-up photo competition to win £100. On Pancake Day their flipping skills were put to the test with a saucepan and packet of Reon, with Nutella pancakes as rewards.

Reon’s presence on campus is becoming just as evident as it has been thus far in boiling hot bedrooms decorated with inflatables and disco balls.

But don’t be fooled – Reon is not only intended to keep you going until 6am. It is also ideal for a pre-workout fix. A sponsorship of the UBAFC 1s, who are both the cup and league winners, and affiliation with Bristol varsity has ensured that sportsmen and women across UoB and UWE can bring home the W.

The product is also stocked in various Bristol gyms, and one lucky winner won a year membership to Bristol Aviva gym through a social media competition.

Everyone knows how close to the heart sport team socials are. Realistically, half the reason we agree to signing up is just so we end up stumbling blindly through Bunker each Wednesday night (and losing our keys, wallet and passport).

Last Wednesday Reon got involved and sponsored the UoB sports night at Analog, and brought along Artful Dodger. The club, as ever, was (too) packed.

But Reon has gone further than university sport, as it is now sponsoring professional basketball player Brandon Boggs. Boggs is the 6’6 Forward/Guard for the Bristol Flyers. He joined the flyers in the summer of 2016 from Kongsberg Miners in Norway’s top flight, where he averaged 20.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Known for his explosiveness, speed and scoring ability, he is a firm fan favourite. He’s also a very welcome addition to the Reon team. Click here to see his game-winning 3 point shot against London Lions.

Reon provides energy wherever we are. Hence, it has been taken further afield, from Snorkeling in the Gilli Islands, to boarding down the snow-capped mountains in Les Deux Alpes. With the UoB ski trip just around the corner, expect to see it on the slopes.

This is why we are excited for Reon’s next club night. They are presenting Pl+yground at Basement 45 on Tuesday 21st March. Some of Bristol’s hottest up and coming DJs and Collectives will be showcasing an eclectic mix of our favourite genres. Freebies will be on the door too. Definitely get your tickets for the night which will, undoubtedly, be full of energy.

You can buy your tickets here.