THE PARTY MANIFESTO

THE SEVEN COMMANDMENTS OF SUCCESSFUL PARTYING
AKA
THE PARTY MANIFESTO

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.

1. CLOTHING:
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.

2. PROPS:
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.

3. MUSIC:
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.

4. DANCING:
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.

5. BEHAVIOR:
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.

6. LOCATION / ATMOSPHERE:
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.

7. ALCOHOL:
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.

CONCLUSION:
We’ve now thrown 80 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.

81 Responses to THE PARTY MANIFESTO

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  2. Max says:

    germany doesn’t know how to party at all. teach them, and teach them good

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  4. Gary says:

    Roger that.
    If you can create a Facebook event and get over 1000 people signed up before the clock strikes 2012 we will put her on the list for the Spring tour!

  5. saltpeanut says:

    New Orleans beckons you.

  6. Gary says:

    Looks like a cool college- when is the festival exactly? Pls email decentralizeddanceparty@gmail.com to coordinate

  7. Kate Rivara says:

    I love what you are doing and hope to see this movement succeed. Come to Richmond, VA, please!!!

  8. JP says:

    Please come to Guilford College for Serendipity! It’s an end of the year festival that is insane! You guys could totally help put it over the top!!

  9. Lindsay says:

    please please please come to boulder!!!!!! this is probably the best thing i have seen ever

  10. hunter scott says:

    “People drink a lot at most Parties because most Parties are boring and drinking is therefore necessary to loosen up and have fun.”

    Fuck that. Go Straight Edge! Cool kids don’t need stimulants to have fun.

    Love. Respect.

  11. DUDE DDP is happening in Winnipeg tonight we are gonna rip it up soooo hard like last year we have over 500 attending allready not including people i dont know this is gonna be another wicked party!! cant wait to see G & T you guys are the party man id love to bwe apart of this and travel with you guys this is one of the coolest ideas ever you guys really bring a new edge to the party lifestyle !! hit me up at my facebook !!

  12. UMChemist says:

    Looking forward to it…….i must wear pink!

  13. lokey says:

    a truly wonderful movement! Love the idea. A guide to rolling your own would be most welcome, very much in keeping with the spirit of the thing. Sadly i’ll be out of town for the calgary spot ;[ but i trust you’ll all hold it down. Very best wishes…

  14. Steven says:

    People know how to party in San Francisco… Just Sayin..

  15. Jamir says:

    All the first dates of the tour would work better if you did them by weekend
    Have Winnipeg and Regina in the second weekend of September, Calgary in the third and Victoria in the fourth then it wont be deserted cuz people arent working the next day .

  16. riights ! says:

    . VICTORIA IS THE WAY TO GO, EITHER OR VANCOUVER :D

  17. party it up! says:

    Come to Victoria People here will defs PARTY IT UP

  18. Kira says:

    I would LOVE for this to come to Victoria, British Columbia! The concept is absolutely brilliant.

  19. k bomb says:

    MONTREAL!!!!! COME TO MONTREAL! seriously, our underground party’s like this all the time.. not moving around but outdoor parties, parties in abandoned buildings, giant lofts, even occasionally in our metro (subway) system. seriously, I think Montreal is party central of Canada and that both you guys and Montreal would be missing out on something if you you don’t come here. … check out rave.ca.. I’m sure you’ll find some awesome pictures of parties and stuff… seriously.. don’t miss you opportunity to party in the most party loving city in Canada! :D

  20. Kyle says:

    If a party means getting loose, being wild, loosing your grip on the norm, being outgoing and having tuns of fun. THUNDER BAY is the place to go. TUNS of people will show up and no ones afraid to let loose and have a great time, The cities a walking party town and with your help and organization we could have your 21st GREAT, WILD, AND EXCITING party HERE and show you that we’re not afraid to PARTY HARD.
    I personally will have a DDP boom box set ready to blast music and be entranced and welcome you guys to a great environment to party in!

  21. Vash says:

    Action I like your style, and where there is a will there is a way. Tom and Gary come to Victoria! We will tear it up!

  22. Tom + Gary says:

    no age limit!

  23. Robyn says:

    Come to wonnipeg again please!! I didn’t even hear about it last year untill the day after but if you come back I promise I’ll be their in my best business attire and party my heart out!! I have many props!

  24. Dani says:

    how old do you have to be for ddp?

  25. becky says:

    VICTORIA BC !!!!! WE KNOW HOW TO PARTAAAAYYYYYYY

  26. Action says:

    Im so going to hold my boom box high for this! Off to value village in hopes Victoria Wins to get a party suit! Anyone have any ideas on how to mount wheels to a desk to wheel around?

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  28. carly says:

    come to thunder bay!!!! people would love to participate in something like this, it would be wild and spontaneous.. something this city never really does. lets get the party started…. woooo

  29. Samantha H says:

    Charlottetown PEI! We need to let loose!!! :P

  30. Noel says:

    VICTORIA FTW !!!

  31. hi says:

    kamloops bc :)!

  32. janelle says:

    COME TO KAMLOOOPS

  33. Jackie says:

    Victoria!!! Pick us pick us!!! (jumping up and down, waving arms in the air)

  34. Moizy says:

    This looks sooo cool! You should come to Kamloops!!!!

  35. Hannah says:

    YELLOWKNIFE NT, allllllllllll the way! The midnight sun will most definitely call for sunglasses, however that can be arranged..

  36. kathleen says:

    this sounds like such a good time!!! definitely come to Charlottetown !!!!!!!!!! :D :D

  37. Dakota(: says:

    COME TO KAMLOOPS, BC! <3

  38. ashley says:

    hellz ya, Thunder Bay all the way, show everyone here that alls u need is an idea and motivation to make it happen.

  39. Robobby says:

    Sudbury, Ontario is the place to make this happen!

  40. jasmine says:

    heehee, this partay sounds wicked awesome!! come to winnipeg ;)

  41. Devin Hardy says:

    Great manifesto!
    I narrowly missed this when it came to Fredericton. I really hope that you guys bring it to Charlottetown. The Island would be an epic place to rock this!

    Come to PEI!!!!!
    :D

  42. Trina says:

    COME TO CALGARY ALBERTA!!!

  43. Rabbit says:

    This is a great manifesto! Really inspiring! I’m psyched for the DDP in June, but part of me thinks that’s too far away. The best way to spread the DDP, I think, is by encouraging a ton of other people to make their own – decentralization to the max! To that end, a guide to organizing one would be most excellent!

  44. Captain Jumbles says:

    DDP Ottawa needs you. Awesome view on partying, your manifesto is fantastic.

  45. noodles says:

    I hope you come to Victoria!

  46. Etai says:

    If this comes to calgary, AB, Canada I’m so there

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  48. Kiva says:

    Nice manifesto! For those who haven’t experienced a DDP, it helps about as much as reading or watching a video about it possibly can. The document’s directness will help clarify and add context to the “Party.”

    The “vibe” is an important part of the spiritual transformation that comes from Partying. Music, costumes, atmosphere, etc. all help create it, but I find the intent people bring to the Party is more important than any of them.

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