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The Decentralized Dance Party was founded on the belief that Partying is an art form that has the power to change the world.
Tom And Gary
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New York, New York
United States
1 Team Member

With your support, we will bring the Decentralized Dance Party to New York City!

Please share this IndieGoGo page far and wide to ensure the funding goes through and this Party happens! The DDP USA Page and Facebook Event Page have all the details.

Update! Rewards Page is now LIVE!

Update! Press Release is now LIVE!


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 DJ’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 “The Party Revolution”. It is a unique force that has the power to unify and inspire people in ways never before imagined.


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 Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics. This meteoric growth can be beheld in our "Evolution of the Decentralized Dance Party” video.

Inspired by this massive response,we resolved to take the DDP on the road, and did so during our 2010 “Party Safari”, 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 “Strictly Business Tour” and the plan is to wear only Business Attire while Partying across Canada and the USA.  

Our 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.


From day one, we’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.

We just used Kickstarter to raise $1000 for the DDP On Bikes in Vancouver, the First Phase of Party Safari 2011 and $10,000 for Phase Two (Regina, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Victoria).

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!



-100 boomboxes = ~$800
-700 "D" batteries = ~$700

-Flights for Tom and Gary $500

TOTAL: $2,000

We are seeking sponsors as well- contact HERE


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  • $5USD

    A genuine, limited-edition high-five from both Tom and Gary

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    Thank You

    Your name will be immortalized on our websites’ “Thank You” Page

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  • $20USD
    DDP Stickers

    A pack of sweet-ass DDP stickers

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  • $25USD
    DDP Fannypack

    A badass red "DDP" fanny pack.

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  • $25USD
    DDP Hat

    A neon pink DDP hat with "DDP" written under the brim (you see it when you flip it up). They are 100% nylon and feature the coveted “rope above the brim”. They are adjustable- one size fits all. Except pinheads. (Can be autographed by T&G upon request).

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  • $25USD
    Strictly Business Underpants

    A pair of slick black+white Strictly Business underpants (ladie's and men's available).

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  • $40USD
    DDP T-shirt

    A Powerglove / Strictly Business T-Shirt (these are high-quality shirts!)

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  • $60USD

    A "Jammypack" - the greatest invention since the boombox itself! The Jammypack is a combo stereo/fannypack that plays tunes from your ipod. Google "Jammypack.com" to check them out! (this is cheaper than the retail price)

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  • $70USD
    Mini Megaphone

    The mini megaphones used by our Elite Banana Task Force for crowd control and annoyance. Take them wherever you want to be loud and obnoxious and/or pump people up. They are pretty solid and pretty serious and also blast the "Ole Ole Ole Ole" song. They have "DDP" stickers on both sides. FIVE WATTS OF POWER!

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  • $150USD
    Vintage Boombox

    An autographed vintage boombox from our collection. You'll be able to choose from a wide selection, and many of them have a plug-in for ipods.

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  • $300USD

    A genuine Nintendo Powerglove, autographed by Tom and Gary.

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  • $1,000USD
    Double Date

    Tom and Gary will double date you and a friend. We will show you all our favorite stuff in Vancouver all day and dine at choice establishments and then Party all night. We may let you Cop A Feel. It will be very special and very meaningful.

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