For over a decade, the “Decentralized Dance Party” (or “DDP”) was a giant roaming street Party with no Central audio source and no Central location; created using an FM radio transmitter to broadcast music and voice to hundreds of boomboxes, carried by thousands of participants.
With the dawning of the pandemic, we’ve been forced to “Decentralize” the DDP in bold new ways: a series of high-energy virtual Parties.
And as we explored this Bold New Party Frontier, we quickly realized that everyone in the virtual Party could also be a Terrestrial Party Node out in the streets, spreading the music to hundreds of Strangers!
Elevating Virtual Dance Parties to their highest potential is still quite an art. And so we’ve created this Virtual Party Strategy Guide.
While it’s not quite the same as Partying in public with thousands of friends, we’ve found that virtual Parties can be just as fun and transcendent. And we now have the power to instantly connect with an unlimited audience.
Party App: We host our virtual Parties on Zoom. It’s good to download the app in advance and we recommend joining at least 10 minutes before start time, to be sure that everything is working.
Video Portal: The bigger the screen, the better the experience. While a phone will work, we recommend a computer, or ideally a computer connected to a larger TV screen. This will allow you to see the smiles on everyone’s faces :)
PRO TIP: To be able to see up to 25 Party People simultaneously on your screen, click ‘Gallery View’ in the top right corner of your screen.
GO DOUBLE PRO: You can adjust your Zoom Settings to see up to 50 people in gallery view!
Audio: The bigger the speakers, the better the experience. We recommend using a vintage boombox, bluetooth speaker or home audio system.
Virtual Backgrounds: Click HERE for instructions on how to add fun virtual backgrounds and green screen effects to your videos. And CLICK HERE for Admiral Fiesta’s amazing virtual background collection!
Snapchat Filters: Click HERE for fun filters to convert yourself into a live-action cartoon character and more!
Time Zone: Be sure that you have the right Party start time! Full signup details are always at: TheDDP.com
Partying is all about dissolving the ego to fully express and have the best time ever without any inhibitions. It is serious business and surely the most powerful force for global unification.
Our “Party Manifesto” is a critically-acclaimed strategy guide for “Forgetting Who You Are While Remembering What You Are” AKA “Capital-P Partying”. Despite the transition to virtual, it remains largely unchanged.
Partying is all about letting go of your inhibitions. Kickstart the process by throwing on a costume. Lead the charge and maximize the fun for everyone. Do not attempt to Party in normal clothing or look cool, because nothing is cool except having fun and feeling good and sharing that with others.
> Since you’re likely going to be Partying at home with all your clothes, be sure to prepare some fun wardrobe changes!
In order to take the Party to the next level, you must drag out the trampolines, pogo sticks, rollerblades, hula hoops, jump ropes, beach balls, shake weights, musical instruments and etc. Anything you can hoist, bounce off, or roll on. And share them all night long.
> This still applies, but now we’re getting ridiculous and having the best time with all kinds of household items: ironing boards, vacuum cleaners, fake plants, etc!
Next-level Partying requires the infectious, high-energy stuff that will force everyone to sing and dance. Booty Bass, Eurodance, Party Metal, Jock Jams and Choice Hard Rock. The songs people know and love. And it must also be as loud as possible. A Party is no place for conversation.
> Yep. Turn up the volume and warn your neighbours in advance!
You might think dancing is hard and requires practice. Not so. Just stop thinking, let go and allow the music to be your master. You will instantly be having fun and feeling good and others will be impressed and inspired to dance also.
PRO TIP: The number one secret to dancing is just bend your knees, one leg at a time. Try it. Right now.
As children, we constantly climb on, jump off, and explore everything. We want to run, scream, sing, dance, and play as hard as our bodies will allow.
We are fearlessly responding to nature’s Divine Programming, which western society works very hard to subvert and destroy by training us to sit still and be quiet and follow the rules and dress and act identically, so that we can join the labour force and reproduce another batch who will do the same.
It destroys our natural fun-seeking, creative impulses and is the reason so many are depressed and afraid to sing or dance or deviate from the norm. Overcoming this conditioning is a formidable challenge. Partying can get us there!
Every home can be transformed into a great party venue! The first step is to move some furniture around to create a serious dance floor.
The atmosphere must be as crazy and high-energy as possible. Sunglasses are a great way to lower inhibitions without making the room so dark that others can’t see your costumes, props and devastating dance moves!
If you’re not in total quarantine lockdown, you can also take your phone or laptop outside and set up somewhere funny e.g. a goat farm or empty financial district. Social Distancing Parties are also an option!
People drink a lot at most Parties because most Parties are boring and drinking is therefore necessary to loosen up and have fun. This is due to poor music, dull clothing, lack of props and lame atmosphere; all of which inhibit singing and dancing and living free.
But if the Party is really good, the atmosphere alone will inspire people to lose their inhibitions and freak out and drive the energy to ridiculous heights and make it an incredible experience for everyone. Creating a Party like that is very hard to do, but it should be the goal every time.
This is “Capital-P” Partying: Partying by elevating consciousness, rather than destroying it.
Much more than a Party, the DDP has also been a very interesting social experiment; clearly demonstrating that by following the above guidelines, it’s possible to unite thousands of people of all ages, cultures and social groups in order to peacefully celebrate our Common Humanity.
That is why the DDP is also known as “The Party Revolution”. It is a unique force that has the power to overcome negative conditioning and unify and inspire earth’s inhabitants in ways never before imagined.
Doing virtual DDPs allows us to take this to the next level!
THE ULTIMATE VISION:
As stated above, our goal is to unite the entire world in celebration, especially those divided by wars and affected by natural disasters. Virtual and mixed-reality Parties are an integral piece of the puzzle.
We are also creating a documentary film that will activate as many DDP Party Cells as possible and ignite innumerable “Sacred Fires Of Partying” that will continuously burn on; spreading love and light for all eternity!
Please shoot us an email if you’d like to get involved :)