About this project
We've teamed up with Newmindspace in order to return to NYC for another DDP. The theme is Extreme Physical Fitness.
With your support, the DDP will return to NYC on June 2nd, 2012!
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 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.
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 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.
Update! Press Release is now LIVE!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
From day one, we’ve been seeking a reliable financing model for the DDP and are 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), then another $10,000 for the first half of Phase Three.
This 8-city tour of the USA (the second half of Phase Three) features stops in Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Asheville, 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
-6,000 "D" batteries = ~$6,000
TOTAL: $14,000 (for 8 Parties in 8 cities)
The 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 History!
If we don't reach $1,000, PARTY SAFARI NYC WILL NOT HAPPEN.
Spread the word- it's in your hands :)
We are seeking tour sponsors as well- contact HERE :)
> HERE'S A VIDEO OF THE LAST NYC DDP :)
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