Canadian party-meisters Tom and Gary are touring North America, bringing the party spirit, dance music, boomboxes and banana costumes to party-deprived people.
Tonight at Pritchard Park. 8 p.m. to midnight.
Photogs and videographers, you know what to do.
The theme? STRICTLY BUSINESS. “That means you MUST wear Business Attire (suits, ties, cufflinks, glasses, nice shoes, sexy skirts, gel that hair, etc) and bring along as much business paraphernalia as possible (wheeled office chairs, briefcases, rolodexes, calculators, coffee machines+mugs, water coolers, filing cabinets, etc. get Creative and get Crazy). You can buy suits at Value Village and Salvation Army for like $10 so NO EXCUSES!”
Also welcome: ”Beach balls, balloons, mini trampolines, hula hoops, jump ropes, ROLLERBLADES, razor scooters, sound systems, Party lights, Large Cumbersome Objects To Party With, musical instruments, etc!”
What is a Decentralized Dance Party?
From Tom & Gary:
The world’s funnest spontaneous street Party is coming for you:
BECAUSE WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE REACHED OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL! http://kck.st/vPTbqg
What is a Decentralized Dance Party (DDP)?
The DDP is a portable, battery-powered Party System.
It was invented by Tom and Gary, two gentlemen from Vancouver.
It consists of hundreds of Party people, carrying boomboxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing an FM radio 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!
Right now, we are leading a Business-Oriented Party Convoy on a 20-stop Strictly Business Tour across Canada and the USA: http://goo.gl/bvZBg
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: http://goo.gl/Mbvjo
This is the Strictly Business Tour. That means you MUST wear Business Attire (suits, ties, cufflinks, glasses, nice shoes, sexy skirts, gel that hair, etc) and bring along as much business paraphernalia as possible (wheeled office chairs, briefcases, rolodexes, calculators, coffee machines+mugs, water coolers, filing cabinets, etc. get Creative and get Crazy). You can buy suits at Value Village and Salvation Army for like $10 so NO EXCUSES!
In order to Maximize our Collective Party Potential, please share this invite with EVERYONE who knows how to Party, and join our:
Mailing List http://bit.ly/dUUP9U
Facebook Page http://goo.gl/ZybdP
(so we can share the starting time/location and other things)
THE BANANA TASK FORCE:
We’re recruiting Ten Elite Partiers in each city to round out our Elite Banana Task Force. All ten will be equipped with banana suits in order to help us prepare the boomboxes, facilitate the madness and other Elite Party Tasks. Want in? Send us a non-traditional resume:
THE STARTING LOCATION:
The Party’s Starting location will be announced THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT via Twitter, Facebook and Mailing List.
DDPs are hosted exclusively in public spaces and completely open and we take pride in creating the most inclusive Party possible. EVERYONE, of every AGE, BACKGROUND and STYLE is welcome.
People show up to DDPs with their kids and parents all the time. Homeless people join in. It’s all good. The more diversity the better. Music is the universal human language, dance is the universal human movement, and Partying is the universal human release.
We DO NOT encourage or condone alcohol consumption. But if you choose to disregard the law and our heartfelt advice, please be discreet (e.g. pop bottles) and don’t ruin this for everyone else. Thank you.
This alcohol policy is fully explained in the PARTY MANIFESTO: http://bit.ly/exgmki
When we are Partying, be respectful of people and property and please don’t litter. We have worked hard to build a good name for ourselves and the DDP. We have also maintained a good rapport with police forces across the country and because of this, they have always helped us out and allowed everyone to have a good time. It is essential that we maintain these things if we want to continue to do these Parties. SPREAD THE WORD.
GET A BOOMBOX:
To tune in to our Party Broadcast. You can find them at thrift stores for $5-10 or on ebay:http://goo.gl/Bf31q
We will provide as many boomboxes as possible, but it’s first-come-first-serve and they always run out and the more the merrier!
How To Select And Prepare A Boombox: http://tinyurl.com/2bk2ulo
MORE FUN STUFF TO BRING:
Beach balls, balloons, mini trampolines, hula hoops, jump ropes, ROLLERBLADES, razor scooters, sound systems, Party lights, Large Cumbersome Objects To Party With, musical instruments, etc!
Tom and Gary