Every two years, a random section of Los Angeles becomes the site of an impromptu outdoor dance party, thanks to the merry pranksters of the Los Angeles Mobile Discotheque (aka some of the people who run this website.) Since 2008, we've dance-mobbed The Grove, done a conga-line through Canter's Deli, had dance-offs against various security guards, and gotten celebrity impersonators to stop harassing tourists long enough to get funky with us on Hollywood Blvd. Trust me, this is one the most liberating experiences you will ever have.
Put a pin in for the end of this month -- because on the 27th of April, we're throwing Los Angeles Mobile Discotheque Part 3: The Revenge. It's going to be a wild, sexy, silly, subversive celebration of the fact that there are no laws against dancing en masse in public. It's also going to be a 30th birthday extravaganza for Sean French, a dear friend of LAMD and all-around stand-up guy (who will be in attendance as long as he isn't still in jail for exposing himself at that Denny's in Victorville.)
Here's how it's gonna work...
1: Upload a playlist onto your Ipod/MP3 player/whatever -- anything that has headphones. (For an opening track, I highly recommend "Turn On The Light" by Solovox.)
2: Come prepared to get your groove on in public. (Do what you need to do here, people.)
3: Gather at a public location -- in this case, the front of Mann's Chinese Theater, where the handprints are. We mingle as if we're just regular folks out for a night on the town. And then, at exactly 10:07 PM...
4: Everyone throws in their earbuds and starts dancing their asses off to whatever's on their iPods. To any passing civilians, the world will suddenly feel like it has become a giant, silent discotheque. (Check out this video if you want a taste of what it looks like.)
5: We boogie until security shows us out, at which point we DANCE PARADE down the sidewalk to Hollywood and Highland, where we keep the party going to our heart's content.
6: For anyone who's interested, we'll be taking the train to Los Feliz for an after-party at Ye Rustic Inn (aka the epicenter of classiness of North America.)
One last thing -- we're considering a crowd-sourced playlist this year, so that people can dance in synchronicity with each other. Anyone who's interested in this idea, drop us a line and send us links or MP3s of you three favorite songs to shake your ass to. If we get enough tracks submitted, we'll cultivate a playlist out of them and make it available for download from Facebook before the event.
• WHAT: The greatest flash-mob/dance-party/birthday celebration of 2012
• WHERE: The front courtyard of Mann's Chinese Theater
• WHEN: Friday, April 27th -- earbuds go in at exactly 10:07 PM. (Get there early.)
• $$$: FREE!!! RSVP Here.