Mar 6, 2015

Update on Pasquale Rotella’s Mother, Mama Irene

More articles by »
Written by: Suzanne Welker Jurgens

After being off of social media for a couple of months Pasquale Rotella reemerged today with an update about his mother “Mama Irene”.

Thank you all for the positive vibes and well-wishes you have put into the universe for Mama Irene.

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything because the last few months have been all about my mom. She has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, which has also led to further health complications. Her condition changes daily and it has been an emotional roller coaster. The most important thing for me has been to cherish this time with my mom, and do everything I can to help her get better.

The doctors have said she has the heart and lungs of a 30-year-old, and I know it’s from her dancing all these years at our festivals. Even though we’ve had to deal with all the red tape of a challenging healthcare system, I’m confident that positivity, healing energy, Eastern and Western medicine, love, and her amazing doctors will keep her going.

I am so thankful for all of you and thankful to be part of this amazing community. I want to give a special shout-out to Headliner Joshua Brassy for creating an amazing Mama Irene video. Watching it has warmed the hearts of my whole family, including my mom. I also want to show some love to an unknown Headliner who snuck into my mom’s hospital room, put personalized kandi on her wrist, and left an amazing owl painting by her bed. My mom is still wearing the kandi, and the picture is hanging in her room here in my house. To Joshua and the mysterious visitor—I hope to meet you both and thank you personally.

My mom is my life. She’s my strongest supporter; she loves and understands what I do and what I believe in. She knows how passionate I am about our culture and gatherings and she shares this feeling. One of the happiest places I have ever seen my mom has been at our festivals.

I’m going to continue to stay by her side and help her heal, but I’m also getting back into the groove with friends and my Insomniac family. This whole experience with my mom reaffirms to me just how amazing this culture is, and makes me love it even more. Life is a gift. Hold your loved ones close, always tell them you love them, and remember to take good care of yourself.  #mamairene #throwback #love #health #family

– Pasquale Rotella

11013048_861669800539196_3161418767451412336_n  10406838_828944483811728_4634804310408589603_nMamaIrene

About the Author

Suzanne Welker Jurgens
Suzanne Welker Jurgens has been involved in the publishing world for over 12 years. She has worked at several business technology magazines such as Business 2.0 and The Industry Standard, as well other magazine titles such as Allure, Yoga Journal and Dwell. In 2012, Suzanne decided that it was time to marry her passion of music with her extensive experience in media and jumped feet first into developing When she is not helping break the latest Schulz Army and The Scene is Dead news, you will find her at events waving the Schulz Army flag and passing out "Down the Rabbit Hole We Go!" wristbands. Suzanne is also part of the TranceFamily SF team and helps out at local trance events hosted by Sondra Productions and Phoria Events.



Celebrating 20 Years With The Electric Daisy Carnival

Insomniac hosted the iconic Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Speedway last month. The gigantic event was one for the books as it once again sold out, celebrating their 20th Anniversary. With a massive lineup of 200+ DJ...
by Suzanne Welker Jurgens


EDC Orlando 2016 Official Teaser

Insomniac returns to Tinker Field on November 4 & 5, 2016, for yet another fantastic weekend of sunshine, good vibes, spectacular art, performers, carnival rides and the best beats around. Last year was a truly magical eve...
by Suzanne Welker Jurgens


Review: A Little Background on Arno Cost and His New EP ‘Coming Alive’

Paris’ golden star Arno Cost just released his first EP Coming Alive on Protocol Recordings. For those of you who don’t know, P.R. is Dutch house DJ Nicky Romero’s label. Cost’s EP will feature two fresh trac...
by Suzanne Welker Jurgens



Review: Bobby Puma ft. Desiree Dawnson Come Alive on Armada Deep

Bobby Puma, hot on heels of his recent huge collaboration with Tiesto “Making Me Dizzy“, is now back with a new release on Armada Deep. He joined forces with Desiree Dawson to create the house anthem of the summer,...
by Suzanne Welker Jurgens


Review: Niko Zografos “Mykonos”

Niko Zografos has been busy the past 12 months. Following his past two singles on Future Sounds of Egypt, the San Francisco DJ proves that third time’s the charm with his latest single “Mykonos”. For those of you who ...
by Suzanne Welker Jurgens


Interview with Mark Sherry in Orlando

This past Friday, Mark Sherry  played “Lost in Trancelation” at Bikkuri Lounge in Orlando. This would be the last stop on his US tour and I couldn’t turn down the chance to see this legend. Mark Sherry has...
by Suzanne Welker Jurgens