With your support, we will bring the Decentralized Dance Party to New York City!
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WHAT IS A DDP?
The Decentralized Dance Party (DDP) is a portable, battery-powered Party System. It consists of hundreds of Party people, carrying boomboxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing an FM transmitter. All the boomboxes are tuned into the DJâ€™s master FM broadcast, resulting in a mobile, synchronized sound system!
This Portable Dance Party roams the night, generating complete awesomeness, street by street and block by block, onto buses and subways, into public fountains and beyond. Inevitably interfacing with the public, together we create an infectious epidemic of fun. A Roaming Party Adventure that lasts all night long!
We've now thrown 35 insane DDPs across Canada and the USA, and the participants often numbered in the thousands. There's generally been a small police presence keeping an eye on things, but no drinking tickets, fights or any other problems one would expect from such large, wild crowds. That is because the prime objective at a DDP is celebrating life, enjoying music and having fun- not getting drunk and being an idiot.
If a Party is good enough, alcohol isn't required. The atmosphere alone will cause people to lose their inhibitions and freak out and drive the energy to ridiculous heights and create an incredible experience for everyone. Creating a Party like that is very hard to do, but it is our goal every time. This vision is fully outlined in our Party Manifesto.
More than a Party, the DDP has proven to be a very interesting social experiment; clearly demonstrating that thousands of people of all ages, cultures and social groups can come together to celebrate life and get crazy in our public spaces without causing any trouble. That is why the DDP is also known as â€œThe Party Revolutionâ€. It is a unique force that has the power to unify and inspire people in ways never before imagined.
WHERE DID IT COME FROM AND WHERE IS IT GOING?
The DDP was invented by Tom and Gary, two lifelong friends from Vancouver.
"It started with one boombox, and an idea, to transmit to hundreds more..."
In six short months, DDP attendance exploded from 20 people to 20,000 during Vancouverâ€™s 2010 Winter Olympics. This meteoric growth can be beheld in our "Evolution of the Decentralized Dance Partyâ€ video.
Inspired by this massive response,we resolved to take the DDP on the road, and did so during our 2010 â€œParty Safariâ€, a self-funded adventure that saw us sharing the joy and madness of the DDP with thousands of thrilled Partygoers in seven cities across Canada from coast-to-coast.
And now, we're in the midst of our second Party Safari. This one is called the â€œStrictly Business Tourâ€ and the plan is to wear only Business Attire while Partying across Canada and the USA.
goal is to further the frontiers of Partying, bring joy to millions of
people and ensure that Partying is respected, legitimized, and forever
enshrined as a spiritual movement of paramount importance.
We plan to take the DDP to Every Single Country On The Face Of The Earth and inspire as many people as possible to create their own DDPs and ensure that this becomes an enduring global movement that touches as many lives as possible.
Once that is complete, we will host a Simultaneous World Dance Party, transmitted to everyone in the world at the same time. It will be fun. You are invited.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
From day one, weâ€™ve been seeking a reliable financing model for the DDP and are excited to have discovered crowdfunding. The crowdfunding model is something we believe in and want to promote. Being completely decentralized, it's a perfect fit for the DDP.
This 8-city USA tour
features stops in Seattle, Portland, LA, Phoenix, Austin, Houston, New
York and San Francisco.
We recently added the New York date after being approached by Kevin Bracken of Newmindspace.COM and we are collaborating on this event. At least $2000 will be required in order to cover our costs...
The funds will be used to fly in Tom and Gary and purchase all the batteries, boomboxes, and everything else required to share the joy and madness of the DDP with the thousands expected to attend. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated- thanks for helping us on our quest and supporting the movement!
(PICTURES OF ALL DONOR REWARDS CAN BE SEEN HERE )
BREAKDOWN OF PARTY COSTS:
-100 boomboxes = ~$800
-700 "D" batteries = ~$700
-Flights for Tom and Gary $500
We are seeking sponsors as well- contact HERE