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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  2. 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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  4. Etai says:

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

  5. noodles says:

    I hope you come to Victoria!

  6. Captain Jumbles says:

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

  7. 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!

  8. Trina says:


  9. 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!!!!!

  10. jasmine says:

    heehee, this partay sounds wicked awesome!! come to winnipeg 😉

  11. Robobby says:

    Sudbury, Ontario is the place to make this happen!

  12. 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.

  13. Dakota(: says:


  14. kathleen says:

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

  15. Hannah says:

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

  16. Moizy says:

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

  17. Jackie says:

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

  18. janelle says:


  19. hi says:

    kamloops bc :)!

  20. Noel says:


  21. Samantha H says:

    Charlottetown PEI! We need to let loose!!! 😛

  22. 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

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  24. 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?

  25. becky says:


  26. Dani says:

    how old do you have to be for ddp?

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. 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 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! 😀

  31. Kira says:

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

  32. party it up! says:

    Come to Victoria People here will defs PARTY IT UP

  33. riights ! says:


  34. 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 .

  35. Steven says:

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

  36. 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…

  37. UMChemist says:

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

  38. 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 !!

  39. 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.

  40. Lindsay says:

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

  41. 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!!

  42. Kate Rivara says:

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

  43. saltpeanut says:

    New Orleans beckons you.

    • 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!

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  45. Max says:

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

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  48. 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 😀

  49. 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,


  50. Mike says:

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

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  52. 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!!!!

  53. Sanj says:

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

  54. 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!

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  57. 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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  59. Robert Birch says:

    Brilliant! Glad to play together.

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  61. A McM says:

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

    Peace and Love xxx

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  64. 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

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

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  68. 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 😛 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

  69. 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!

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  72. Adam Soltys says:

    the ddp hailing from vancouver wooowww so awesome

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  74. 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!!!!!!!!!

  75. 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!!

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  78. Jacob Steeves says:

    DANCE !
    LOVE !
    BE FREE !

  79. Camille Corti says:




    Nobel 2 the bbs

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