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Facebook event pages for all the Parties are linked below!
LONDON- Sept. 17, PARIS- Sept. 19, BERLIN- Sept. 23, VENICE- Sept. 26, ATHENS- Oct. 2
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!
WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
Two best friends named Tom and Gary invented the DDP six years ago, in their hometown of Vancouver, Canada. They loved to Party, and thought that invading the streets with hundreds of synchronized boomboxes would be the coolest thing ever.
It really was, and it caught on fast, growing from 20 people to 20,000 in only six months!
Over the past six years, we've hosted 60 DDPs across North America, sharing the joy and madness of the DDP with tens of thousands of new friends during our "Party Safari" tours.
We plan to deliver the DDP to Every Single Country On The Face Of The Earth and inspire as many people as possible to create their own DDPs, to ensure that this becomes an enduring global movement that touches as many lives as possible.
We want to further the frontiers of Partying, bring joy to millions of people and ensure that Partying is respected, legitimized, and forever enshrined as a cultural institution of paramount importance.
The ultimate objective is to host a Simultaneous Global Dance Party, transmitted to everyone in the world at the same time and win the Nobel Peace Prize for Partying, as discussed in the videos and Global Party Pandemic Kickstarter page below :)
HOW IS THE DDP UNIQUE?
DDPs are hosted exclusively in public spaces and completely open for anyone to join. Everyone of every age, background and style is encouraged to come out and let loose. Together, we create what is certainly the most inclusive Party possible.
The other important distinction is that the participants literally ARE the music. Hand someone a boombox and they are transformed. The Audience becomes the show. Boombox Heroes.
The end result is a crazed communal undertaking that everyone contributes to in order to construct an ever-evolving manifestation of their heart’s desires; a new style of collaborative fun creation we call "Open-Source Partying".
Much more than a Party, the DDP has also been a very interesting social experiment; clearly demonstrating that by following The Party Manifesto’s Open-Source Party guidelines, it’s possible to unite thousands of people of all ages, cultures and social groups to peacefully celebrate our Common Humanity in our public spaces.
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 the people of the world in ways never before imagined.
AND NOW IT'S FINALLY COMING TO EUROPE?
Sharing the joy and madness of the DDP with Europe has always been a dream of ours, but the cost of intercontinental flights for the full DDP Party Family (8 people) and acquiring a full fleet of boomboxes made it too expensive to consider.
Out of the blue, we were contacted by a secret European production company who offered to fly us to London and provide us with A FULL FLEET OF BOOMBOXES (batteries included) in order to throw a DDP for a documentary that they wanted to create with us.
We accepted their offer, and it was immediately resolved that we should seize the opportunity to throw a full-throttle European tour and film the entire adventure; using the resultant footage to craft the narrative backbone of own our now-two-years-in-production documentary film “Another Night, Another Dream”.
We’ve slammed together the funnest, funniest, most documentary-worthy Party Safari that could be successfully pulled off in 16 days (the longest span that most of the DDP family could escape from life responsibilities on such short notice).
Click Below For Facebook Event Pages!
LONDON- Sept. 17
PARIS- Sept. 19
BERLIN- Sept. 23
VENICE- Sept. 26
ATHENS- Oct. 2
London, Paris and Berlin were obvious choices, as they’ve always been our strongest overseas supporters, but we really wanted to go somewhere special for the documentary and Athens was at the top of our list, given the political unrest and financial turbulence that has adversely affected the lives of so many Greek citizens in recent times.
We really want to use the power of the DDP to boost spirits and unite as many people as possible in laughter and celebration, whether they are politicians, bankers, police, military, anarchists, or ordinary citizens. All are welcome.
We want to bring something truly special to Europe; to bring people together and set them free and share in the most amazing and memorable series of Capital-P Party experiences possible.
But since our Open-Source Party model prevents us from selling tickets or alcohol, we are asking for your support in order to cover our basic expenses…
9-seater Sprinter van + trailer + driver = 215 € /day
215 € / day x 18 days = 3,870 €
Average price of diesel across UK/France/Germany/Italy/Greece is approximately 1.4 € / litre
6,500kms Driving (with trailer) @ ~13L / 100kms = 845 litres = ~1200 €
(the driver will be traveling in with the van from Czech Republic to meet us in London, as van rentals in the UK are twice as expensive).
Ancona Italy-Patras Greece for van+trailer+9 people and return with driver only = ~1400 €
France-London and London-France = ~$345 €
18 days x 20 € / day = 360 € per person x 9 = 3,240 €
London accommodations are covered by the production company, and we’re hoping to stay with generous locals whenever possible (please contact us HERE if you can help us out with a place to sleep in Paris, Berlin, Venice or Athens). Realistically though, we are probably going to have to get hostels for at least 7 of the nights. The average rate seems to be about 25 € per night, and the grand total for 8 people for 7 nights is 1400 €
BUT THERE ARE ALSO PAYMENT PROCESSING FEES!
International processing fees for credit card donations via Paypal end up being like 7%, and for this reason, we ask that that anyone who is able to donate via Bitcoin, Dogecoin, e-transfer, wire, cheque, or Paypal direct please do so. All of these “workaround” payment options are strongly encouraged by Dana.io, the awesome/benevolent Vancouver-based crowdfunding platform that we’re using for this campaign :)
But in anticipation of a good number of credit card donations and the percentage we’ll be gifting back to Dana.io, we’ve tacked on another 1000 €
There are sure to be plenty of additional expenses, like purchasing more boomboxes, batteries, balloons, duct tape, Party props, taxis, and etc. along the way. But as long as we can make it to €13,000 in the next 20 days, we'll somehow figure it all out, although it would be amazing to exceed the fundraising goal!
Please spread the word and share this page far and wide to ensure the funding goes through!
IF WE DON’T REACH €13,000, PARTY SAFARI EUROPE WILL STILL HAPPEN, BUT WE WILL BE IN BIG TROUBLE FINANCIALLY AND THE PARTY REVOLUTION WILL BE MUCH LESS LIKELY TO SUCCEED...
WHY IS THE DDP CROWDFUNDED? WHY DON'T YOU JUST GET SPONSORED BY AN ENERGY DRINK OR SOMETHING?
“Of the People, By the People, For the People” has always been the DDP mantra and thusly we’ve crowdfunded every single Party and every single Party Safari to the greatest degree possible from day one.
Our goal is to continue on in this manner, in order to maintain the integrity of this project and continue evolving it as it should be evolved. Although the crowdfunding route has been incredibly challenging, and we could have easily struck it rich if we’d agreed to partner with the innumerable toxic snack food companies that have approached us over the years, we've chosen not to.
Instead of polluting our Parties with the banners and logos of extraneous corporate sponsors, we distribute signs that simply say “Fun” on them. And creating The Most Fun Humanly Possible has continued to remain the sole, overriding objective. This has allowed us to maintain our dignity and enjoy complete creative control and have No Limits!
We hope you will appreciate our position and support us in our quest to continue delivering the purest Party experiences possible!
The primary reward here is of course a next-level Party experience for you and thousands of others that is 100% open, inclusive and free to join. Accordingly, most of our rewards are intangible, to minimize production and delivery costs.
€ 10 Your name will be immortalized on TheDDP.com’s “Thank You” page
€ 20 A genuine limited-edition high-five from both Tom and Gary (at the Party).
€ 30 A shout-out at the Party over the mic (please include your name).
€ 35 An autographed limited-edition digital Party Safari 2015 poster.
There are two versions to choose from, and only 100 copies in total will ever be created!
Note that these are DIGITAL posters, not printed!
Check out Our Ascribe Page for full details on how limited-edition digital art can now be created using cutting-edge bitcoin technology!
€ 50 A pack of multicolored die-cut vinyl DDP stickers!
€ 100 Party Power Bands and headband created by the DDP’s Spirit Animal / Master Of Costumery known only as “The Niven”.
Here's what they look like- crazy new psychedelic spandex for the Euro tour!
€ 200 An hour-long Skype hangout/consultation with Tom and Gary on how to create your own DDPs / Decentralize the world.
€ 500 A genuine Nintendo Power Glove, autographed by both Tom and Gary.
€ 1,000 A rad vintage boombox from our collection, lovingly autographed by Tom and Gary.
€ 1,000 Tom’s Moustache (Don't worry, he will grow an even thicker one immediately afterwards).
€ 1,000 Gary’s Flat Top (Don't worry, he will grow an even thicker one immediately afterwards).
€ 1,500 Tom and Gary will double date you and a friend.
If you come to Vancouver, we will show you all our favorite stuff all day, dine at choice establishments and then Party all night.We may let you Cop A Feel. It will be very special and very meaningful. Dates are responsible for getting to Vancouver / getting us to you (transportation and location subject to approval).
€ 50,000 Tom and Gary and the Elite Banana Task Force will deliver you a DDP anywhere in the world.
ACTUAL COST MAY BE HIGHER. Please email us beforehand to determine the final cost. Location subject to approval :)
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP!
- We're hoping to find high-quality people to stay with in London, Paris, Berlin, Venice and Athens. If you are respectful and radical and realize that WE NEED TO SLEEP, NOT PARTY ALL NIGHT and can hook up a decent space for several people or more, please email ASAP.
- We're also on the hunt for European cellphones. Any local Euro phones or unlocked international phones will do, but ideally, we're hoping for some good Androids or iPhone 4/5/6 to take advantage of their video-shooting capabilities :)
- We will only have 150 boomboxes to start with, which is much fewer than we've brought on all past Party Safaris. Accordingly, we are hoping for boombox donations along the way. Here's how to locate and prepare them or even Build Your Own.
- We're pretty sure that the Rayovac battery company will be sponsoring us once again, but it's not yet confirmed and there's a chance we may be hoping for battery donations as well please :)
- We've got a 9-seater van, but more than 9 people to move around. If you have access to a safe and reliable vehicle and are able to help us move about, either within the cities above, or move people / batteries / boomboxes / ridiculous Party props between the cities listed above, it would be greatly appreciated!
- We’re recruiting 10 Elite Partiers to round out our Elite Banana Task Force in each city. All 10 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 ASAP!
- We're seeking media coverage for this thing. Drop us a line if you'd like to feature Party Safari 2015 in print / radio / television / online and feel free to share with any media outlets who might be interested!
- Sign up to our Mailing List, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+ and Instagram to ensure you don't miss out on any crucial Party info / hilarity.
- Invite all your friends to the Facebook events and share this crowdfunder far and wide.
MORE IMPORTANT DDP RESOURCES:
(CLICK THE PICS FOR MORE INFORMATION)
The Seven Commandments Of Successful Partying AKA The Party Manifesto:
The Official DDP Field Manual:
The German Television Interview:
The Social Stereo:
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE PARTY REVOLUTION!!!