Ricardo Ralph Lopez, Event Planner

Photo: Spencer Heyfron

What’s up with the tambourine?
It’s my little toy. I organize events, and it is a good tool to bring nice energy. I’m taking it to a party tonight.

Do you have other props?
I use other tools to communicate sometimes—glow sticks, maracas, flashing rings.

Do you play music too?
I’m not a musician. I follow the rhythm. I stand up on tables.

What do you do when you’re not playing the tambourine at parties?
I play soccer when I have time. I used to play at a good level when I lived in France.

Ever bring the tambourine to pump up the team?
No, no, no. The tambourine has its function, and its function stays with the nightlife.

Interview by Rachel Baker.

Ricardo Ralph Lopez, Event Planner