With your support, we will bring the Decentralized Dance Party to Lawrence!
Please share this Kickstarter 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!
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!
We've now thrown 30 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
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
WHERE DID IT COME FROM AND WHERE IS IT GOING?
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..."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, we’ve been seeking a reliable financing
model for the DDP and are very excited to have discovered
Kickstarter. 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 13-city USA tour
features stops in Boulder, Lawrence, Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago,
Detroit, Asheville, Charleston, Richmond, Washington, Pittsburgh, Boston
and New York City. We need to raise at least $1000 in each city in order to successfully fund the tour!
The funds will be used to
rent our motorhome and purchase all the gas, batteries, boomboxes, and
everything else required to share the joy and madness of the DDP with
the the tens of 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 SAFARI COSTS:
-Reliable Motorhome Rental (to transport our crew and 300 stereos)= ~$4,000
-10,000 "D" batteries = ~$10,000
TOTAL: $18,000 (for 13 Parties in 13 cities)
total above doesn't include the $$$ spent acquiring the 300 boomboxes we're bringing along, the production costs of the donor
rewards, food costs, or the 8% fee deducted by the
Kickstarter / credit card payment system.
But as long as we can
make it to $1,000 on the Kickstarters for each city, we'll somehow figure it all out, although it would
be amazing to exceed the fundraising goals. With your
support we will realize our crazy dreams and make Party
If we don't reach $1,000, PARTY SAFARI LAWRENCE WILL NOT HAPPEN.
Spread the word- it's in your hands :)
We are seeking tour sponsors as well- contact HERE :)