Annnnnnd we're back!
If this is your first time hearing about Tom and Gary's Dynamic Dance Party then I cast no shame upon you for not attending. But I can guarantee that you ALL would have been there given a little prep time and a slight explanation. The good news is Tom and Gary's traveling roadshows have been gaining popularity as they weave through the city I even got to chat with Tom about the inception of the idea and how Vancouver (their hometown) saw over 20,000 freaks spewing onto the streets for a unique and unified dance party experience. My advice--never ever miss an opportunity to join the DDP madness. We laughed, we cried, we swayed and we swam in just about ever water feature in downtown Pittsburgh. Below is some evidence of the all the beautiful humans out there not afraid to fly their freak flag.
No boombox left behind, people. And large, obscure items to party with are highly encouraged. Rage proper my friends and show some support if and when Tom and Gary come jivin along through your town.
|follow the dudes in banana suits...|
|even the King came out to see what all the ruckus was about|
|strobes and boomboxes of all size, all provided by Tom and Gary.|
|Captain America and his globe-domed sidekick|
|the night kicked off with a funky dance circle under a seriously cramped overpass|
|the mustache-donning, sleeveless suit-wearing co-creator, Gary. nevermind the pool party debauchery|
The parade ended underneath parkway on the walking bridge/water pools heading to Point State Park. Kids were riding bikes through the water, swimming races were held and everyone got the funk down. But, no boombox left behind..
Enjoy the video halfway down the page featuring yours truly and our army of goofballs. (Look for the shark fin and globe-dome boy).
For more info about Tom and Gary's "public art" project check out the official DDP website! and do not miss the next downtown disco rodeo.
Stay cool, my friends