Mastering the art of isolation caused by social distancing is leaving people feeling bored and lonely. Activities with others, such as going to clubs and bars, seem like a distant hazy memory. However, it was just a few months ago that life was “normal.” Enter stage front, Global Isolation Parties.
In-person Social Gathering: A Thing of the Past
For example, in Greater Manchester, between March 25th and April 7th, of almost a thousand calls to police, nearly 500 were for reports of house parties. These and other situations echo the world over even though social distancing is in full swing.
With human’s innate resourcefulness, however, we are now finding ways to stay connected despite social distancing protocols. Videos across all social platforms show people making the best of the situation by taking part in virtual dinners, online happy hours, and now isolation partying.
Global Isolation Parties: The New Norm For Dance Clubs
In the US and abroad, people have taken to live streaming DJs who invite the viewers into the club atmosphere to have fun while actively toeing the social distancing line. Creative DJs from around the globe looked at the dire situation. They saw an opportunity to help the socially distant enjoy partying and dancing to the same rhythm in a virtual realm. These live stream isolation parties are called raves, which is any gathering of people around listening to and dancing to electronic music, as played by a set of live DJs.
A Sense of Togetherness Through Music And Dance
Music and dance have long been a form of communication traversing across cultural divides. Global Isolation Parties do just that. These virtual online raves bill on social media just as they would if they were gathering in person.
Promoters of the event set forth instructions and guidelines like these to help participants enjoy the experience to the fullest:
- Download a video and audio conferencing platform specified for the event.
- Follow along with a tutorial to learn how to decorate the room and dress for the gathering.
- Make sure the internet connection is solid.
- Connect the viewing device to an audio system.
- Prepare for hours of dancing and electronica or more commonly called techno music.
- Don’t forget the libations.
Global Isolation Parties mainly advertise as free, but donations to fund this and more events are much appreciated. Thousands of people drop in to “share the love” and join the human experience. As the music thumps like a heartbeat, people around the world move in unison from the comfort of their own living rooms.