For the first time in the history of man, a DDP on wheels. Join the Party!
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 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! -->Illustrative video<--.
We've now thrown 20 insane DDPs across Canada, 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.
More than a Party, the DDP has also been 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.
WHERE DID IT COME FROM AND WHERE IS IT GOING?
The DDP was invented by Tom and Gary, two lifelong friends from Vancouver. They have sworn to spread it to Every Single Country On The Face Of The Earth and they are serious.
STAGE ONE Of The Party Revolution:
Grow the DDP one hundredfold.
STAGE TWO Of The Party Revolution:
Lead a Patriotically-Charged Party Safari from Vancouver to New Brunswick and back, spreading Canadian pride and sharing the joy+madness of the DDP with our Canadian Brothers and Sisters from Coast to Coast.
STAGE THREE Of The Party Revolution:
Lead a Business-Oriented Party Convoy on a 20-stop Strictly Business Tour across Canada and the USA.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Until now, the Party Revolution was funded by Tom and Gary. But they ran out of money. So a decentralized financing scheme was located and initiated- this is it.
Then we will take the DDP across Canada. Then the USA. Then the 'Stans. Then the rest of the world.
All of this will be funded via Kickstarter, one step at a time, by beautiful, Party-loving souls like yourself.
We're starting small- just $1000 this time around, which will be used to purchase all the batteries, boomboxes, bike lights, and other Party provisions required to make the DDP on bikes fun, safe and successful for the hundreds of people expected to attend. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!
If we don't reach $1,000, THE PARTY WILL NOT HAPPEN.
It's in your hands :)
Full event info is available on the Facebook event page.
Because, much like open-source software, a DDP is a peer-produced, collaborative undertaking. Everyone pools their talents and energies to create and refine an ever-evolving manifestation of their hearts’ desires. People build sound systems in shopping carts and baby carriages, construct insane backpack-borne laser light shows, crowd-surf each other up escalators, construct hilarious costumes, and perform epic dance routines for everyone to enjoy. It all coalesces into an anarchic explosion of collaborative creativity that drives the energy and excitement to unimaginable heights.
If I have a moustache, I am Tom. If I am sporting a Flat Top, I am Gary.
Not only a revolutionary affront to traditional perceptions and precepts, the DDP is also widely recognized as the ultimate interdisciplinary medium, creatively melding Music, Dance, Karaoke, Comedy, Chaos, Costumery, Adventure and Military Stratagem. Participants become performers and inhibitions are overwhelmed as we all rise together in a chaotic and joyful monument to the Human Spirit. Together, we awaken the raw and beautiful rhythm and adventure-craving instincts ingrained in our DNA that have been subverted since childhood in our sterile western cultures and our collective energy projects everyone to unparalleled heights of happiness for hours on end.
You will smile genuinely, you will make instant friends, you will lose yourself in the music and find yourself in situations so novel and thrilling that you will never forget them. The DDP is a revolutionary new type of open-source public performance art and something that truly has to be experienced to be believed.
Yes. The Power Glove can control the volume and skip tracks. It’s so bad.
We have thrown 20 insane Parties across the country, and the participants often numbered in the thousands. There was generally 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.
More than a Party, the DDP has also been 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 the people in ways never before imagined.
Accordingly, 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.
This is further elaborated upon in The Party Manifesto.
It can be beheld at http://bit.ly/exgmki
Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kyrgzystan, Kazakhstan, and last but not least, Transnistria.
pledged of $1,000 goal
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Aug 11, 2011 - Aug 19, 2011
Pledge $5 or more
A genuine, limited-edition high-five from both Tom and GaryEstimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $10 or more
$10 will purchase the eight "C" or "D" batteries required to power each boombox in the evening's fleet of ~50. The vibrations you personally procure will ring forevermore in the hearts of hundreds. All batteries are recycled afterwards.Estimated delivery: Aug 2011
Pledge $30 or more
A thirty dollar contribution will entitle you to a very nice set of front-and-back LED lights for your bicycle and a sweet bike bell. These will be distributed at the start of the ride and are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to ensure safety for both yourself and your fellow riders.Estimated delivery: Aug 2011
Pledge $50 or more
A $50+ pledge will greatly assist in the purchasing of batteries, boomboxes, lights and other supplies necessary to create an unforgettable evening and allow Tom and Gary to forge ever-onwards with the Party Revolution. You will also receive a very nice set of front-and-back LED lights for your bicycle. And your name will be added to the "thanks" page on our website. Thanks!Estimated delivery: Aug 2011