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New Year’s Eve Decentralized Dance Party - Vancouver!

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  • This New Year’s Eve, we’re broadcasting a live CITY-WIDE dance Party that the entire city can join. By synchronizing the FM radios found in cars, home stereos and thousands of boom boxes, we will create a massive Decentralized Sound System that will unite The Entire Lower Mainland in a record-setting mobile celebration! This Party is organized by the Decentralized Dance Party (DDP), a global collective of Party Revolutionaries who believe that “Capital-P Partying” is the unlikely key to uniting all humanity and brokering world peace. Our Party Manifesto explains all:

    And this video from our recent Party Summit in Vancouver shows what a DDP looks and sounds like and how a city-wide Party works:

    More information on Party Revolution can be found HERE:


    The theme is: #PromLuck. Yes, high school prom meets hearty potluck feast. In the streets. For hours on end. With thousands of synchronized speakers blasting from all directions. It’s going to be wild.

    And it’s easy to join!
    Just bring out some food to share and slap on sunglasses and a suit / dress / something prom-like OR wear something food-related e.g. chef / waiter / banana / tea pot / dinner fork / etc. If you’re unable to sort that out, just don something weird / bright / funny / outrageous. But whatever you do, definitely bring the sunglasses and an appetite for good snacks and great times.

    The DDP 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 Open-Source 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.

    But that’s not all!

    In order to take the Party to the next level for New Year’s Eve, we’re teaming up with Vancouver's own FM 100.5 CFRO Community Radio to rebroadcast our signal out across the entire Lower Mainland and our “Tinder Of Partying” app will instantly connect all tuned-in Partiers to create a giant city-wide Party!

    Check out this infographic for a visual explanation of how it all works:
    And download the app HERE: (Android only so far - iOs coming soon)

    The starting locations for the the six converging mobile Parties will be announced on Christmas Eve. If you can't make it to the starting locations or won't be downtown, just get yourself an FM radio and use the DDP app to instantly locate anyone in the Lower Mainland who is near you and Ready To Party.

    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 100% welcome and will be accepted with open arms and high-fives.

    People show up to DDPs with their kids and parents all the time. Homeless people join in wherever we go. People in wheelchairs too. It's all good. The more diversity the better. Music is the universal human language, dancing is the universal human movement, and Partying is the Universal Human Identity!

    Everyone is also STRONGLY encouraged to bring out props, lights, fog machines and other Party necessities in order to take everything to the next level, as outlined in our Party Manifesto:

    Check out these links to learn more about the DDP:

    We’ve done over 70 of these Parties across the globe over the past 7 years. Not one has ever been cancelled due to rain. And this one won’t either. Worst case scenario = Party with umbrellas. Don’t Stop Believing.

    The Decentralized Dance Party is a 100% unbranded of-the-people-by-the-people-for-the-people movement that can only continue with the support of the community. Please support our Patreon today!

    We already have hundreds of boom boxes, but REALLY need to acquire several hundred more ASAP in order to make this Party as crazy as possible. PLEASE contact us HERE: if you have one to donate. Any portable music player with an FM radio that runs on batteries will work. Also please contact us if you have a connection to any thrift stores or electronics recycling locations that may be able to hook us up. Thanks! THE ELITE BANANA TASK FORCE:
    We’re recruiting Ten Elite Partiers 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:

    If you have any requests, please write them in the comment box below.

    WEB 2.0!
    Use the hashtag #PromLuck to share location, photos etc!

    Our alcohol policy is fully articulated in THE PARTY MANIFESTO:

    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've also maintained a good rapport with police forces across North America 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.


    To tune in to our Party Broadcast. You can find them at thrift stores for $5-10 or on Ebay: We will provide a few, but it’s first-come-first-serve and they always run out FAST and the more the merrier!

    How to select and prepare a boombox:

    How to build a boombox:

    Beach balls, balloons, mini trampolines, hula hoops, jump ropes, ROLLERBLADES, razor scooters, sound systems, fog machines, Party lights, Mascot suits, Doges, Stilts, Vintage Exercise Equipment, Large Cumbersome Objects To Party With, musical instruments, mannequins, etc!

    Unconditional Love,
    Tom and Gary and The Elite DDP Party Army



    By participating in any or all events and related activities of Tom and Gary’s Decentralized Dance Party, you warrant and agree that:

    1. You are familiar with and accept that there is always the risk of serious injury and death resulting from participation in any organized recreational activity, particularly those involving Partying with Tom and Gary.

    2. You have satisfied yourself, and believe, that you are physically, emotionally and mentally able to Party with Tom and Gary.

    3. You understand that at all times the sole responsibility for personal safety remains with you; and
    4. You will immediately remove yourself from participation if at any time you sense or observe any unusual hazard or unsafe condition or if you feel that you have experienced any deterioration in your physical, emotional or mental fitness, or exceeded your comfort level, for continued participation in any event or related activity.

    You'll also have the chance to meet:

    6 Decentralists from "Dctrl"

    1 Explorers from "Alternative Living"

    1 Members from "Bitcoin Vancouver"

    3 Ethereans from "Vancouver Ethereum & Blockchain 2.0 Meetup"

    A total of 10 people are expected to attend!

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