Partying is misunderestimated by 99% of the populace.
Accordingly, it is rarely done properly and has never garnered the respect it deserves.

Partying is: “forgetting who you are while remembering what you are”.

It is the complete loss of the social conditioning that makes adult life monotonous and depressing and has the power to be a transformational spiritual experience.

Here’s how you do it.

Partying is all about letting go of your inhibitions. Kickstart the process by throwing on a ridiculous costume. If the Party has a theme, go to the extreme. 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.

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.

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.

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.

The 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 incessantly training us to sit still and be quiet and follow the rules and dress and act identically so that we can join the labor 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.

Dark locations lower everyone’s inhibitions and are ideal, although sunglasses can be a viable alternative. Party lights and fog machines are also necessary. The atmosphere must be as crazy and high-energy as possible.

That’s why it is better to Party outdoors DDP style. You cannot Party indoors and do it right without wrecking your house. And Partying in a club means you have to be of age and spend a ton of money and the atmosphere is controlled and there’s a curfew and you can’t bring props in there.

Once outdoors, the Party is liberated from these restrictions and can be shared with an unlimited number of new friends and everyone is free to get as wild as possible.

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.

We’ve now thrown nearly 100 insane Parties across North America and Europe and the participants often numbered in the thousands. There was generally 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.

This is because the prime objective at a DDP is celebrating life, enjoying music, and connecting with complete strangers on a deep and fundamental level- not getting drunk and being an idiot. 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.

Accordingly, 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 to ensure that this becomes an enduring global movement that touches as many lives as possible.

It will all climax in Transnistria, where we will host a Simultaneous Global Dance Party, transmitted to everyone in the world at the same time. It will be fun. You are invited.


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  3. Camille Corti says:




    Nobel 2 the bbs

  4. Jacob Steeves says:

    DANCE !
    LOVE !
    BE FREE !

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  7. Kelly McGrew says:

    This is what life is about! Dancing, lack of ego, embrace each other, and have fun!!!!!!Seee you tonite in SF Tom and Gary, can’t wait!!

  8. Kelly McGrew says:

    This is amazing and what life is about. Have fun, live freely, embrace each other, and dance your ass off!! See you tonite SF!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Adam Soltys says:

    the ddp hailing from vancouver wooowww so awesome

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  13. Jacob David William McGill says:

    I am COMMITTED to taking this on, in Vancouver BC, Canada.
    When will you be releasing your Manual?
    There is Dancing to be Done!

  14. Nick B. says:

    Dear Tom & Gary,
    Greetings & salutations! 1st off I wanted to tell you gentlemen that you F#$%&@’ rock and are my hero’s!!! I was fortunate enough to attend last year simply by chance, (Victoria, B.C.) omw to meet some friends DT and go do the same old boring crap @ some overpriced local pub….
    Let me tell you, that night still stands out above all in my memory as one of the single best time I have had in ages! definitely the highlight of summer 2013, and top 5 in the last 10 years of my adult life. Thank you, thank you THANK YOU for what you have created! It is a lesson to us all and is just awe inspiring how infectious this is. It truly brings out the kid in us all to be free and have fun without the need or want of poisoning our bodies and polluting our minds with drugs and alcohol. I am so stoked for round 2 this year in 2 days time- I have to meet you guys and shake hands, possibly hugs and happy tears of joy LMFAO.

    Ok, so THAT just happened :P would love to talk with you guys, cant wait XD

    I want to rollerblade, but I also want to be mon-fri. optimus prime in a suit & tie…. still could be anything by friday, im sure after I go to value village and find something really robot, will alter my decision lol (I also must acquire a Nintendo PowerGlove now too)

    2 more sleeps, yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  17. Awesome! Looking forward to join a DDP soon.

  18. Bradley says:

    Wow! I love this idea. I can’t wait to get involved in one. The Vancouver Airport one looked like a riot of all insane party vibe goodness.
    Get into the vortex

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  21. A McM says:

    Please come to Australia, I love your work, You guys get it

    Peace and Love xxx

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  23. Robert Birch says:

    Brilliant! Glad to play together.

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  25. spec k says:

    interesting you say that Darci because Japan had the “Eijanaika” (えいじゃないか) craze a while back… but yes, it was a very long while back.

    let’s get the world bumpin!!


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  28. Adamthelizard wholeheartedly supports the mission you have stated and will be at the DC edition to document and participate in the awesomeness. The vibe seems a bit like the Midnightridazz bicycle parties in LA which are roving theme-based events. I’ve just moved back to DC from LA and felt that this was something sorely lacking around here. Hooray for Decentralized Dance parties!

  29. Sanj says:

    Omg!! You haveeeee to have these in philly!!

  30. ChristineEss says:

    This is an amazing concept. I, myself, have been practicing hosting such events for 15 years now. I use these same concepts. I am so excited to see this idea being shared with everyone! I want to be part of that world wide dance party!!!

    I would, however, argue that your “Partying is” statement is inside out. Partying is about FORGETTING WHAT you are (lawyer, clerk, salesperson, mother, well-behaved, respected, well-groomed, funny-looking…) and REMEMBERING WHO you are (an amazing, creative, shining expression of pure creativity.)!!!

    Let’s PARTY!!!!

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  32. Mike says:

    You guy’s have to come to Portland in the summer, you know Portland always keeps it weird

  33. Darci Ford says:

    Im living in Hokkaido in the North of Japan, and I`d love to join your world party. Im sure the whole of Japan would too. Japan is the suicide capital of the world! Its cos they are so repressed.

    Id love to party out the front of the stock exchange and get all the suits jumping.

    And for me it all about the love and release and trancendance, if we let go of our social condition and embrace pure joy, the world is ours just by living in a state of joy.

    I love what you do, it a type of spiritual and emotional activism xoxoxoxo

    love and party,


  34. Gary says:

    @DZang Thanks for the support- keep in touch and hopefully our paths will soon cross…

  35. D Zang says:


    You guys get it. 100%. Pardon my self-indulgence:

    Summer 2011 was crazy for me- rolling solo around the states couchsurfing, but it was when i got to BC where the magic happened. I had the good fortune to attend Shambhala and I know exactly what you mean by ‘partying’. Shambs was a week of total and utter self-transcendence- where your true sense of self is released and becomes intertwined with the collective. Its a special place where borders become arbitrary and egos evaporate. I totally and wholehearted support your endeavor- partying is the purest (and my favorite) form of self-expression; it just takes the proper context (and that doesn’t mean drugs/alcohol) to coax a persons true sense of self out of their socially programmed cage. In successful parties the crowd becomes an interactive museum where each member is an artist. A really good party, at its core, is a spiritual experience. After Shambhala I came up with the idea of being on ‘Good Vibe Squad’- thats precisely what you guys are. Knowing DDP exists makes me even happier to be alive, thank you for spreading the love.


    p.s. i’m a nerdy psyc major but heres some psyc research i found very interesting.
    look at the AI index. Self-transcendence is a real place, and there’s room for everyone.

    p.p.s. oh and if your headed to Montreal or Philadelphia drop me a line. We’ll open peoples eyes :D

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