Last year, I started hosting a quarterly ‘80s early evening dance party at the Cat Club in San Francisco (1190 Folsom Street), fueled by my twin passions for dancing to the music of my college years and sleeping a full eight hours every night. The next Midlife Mixtape dance party is two weeks from tonight – Thursday, Feb 12 at 7 pm– and I thought it might be helpful if I answered a few of the questions that I’ve fielded frequently since this global party phenomena started. And I’m going to do it using songs you all know and love.
There’s an invite on FB to which you can RSVP, but that’s really more making it easy for you to invite your Facebook friends. Which you could go do right now, if you felt like it.
No idea. When we first started doing the dance party I knew 98% of the attendees, but it gets bigger and better every time. That’s why the first 50 people through the door get a special Midlife Mixtape badge to wear, like the one pictured at the top of this post, so when you pass each other on the streets at a later date you can give each other the Dance Party salute.
I do know how you feel. You like to dance, you like the idea of meeting your friends out for a beer, but you have that stupid 8 am staff meeting every Friday morning. Look at it this way: this dance party lets you do it all, AND if you go out on Feb 12 you can pretty much check “Valentine’s Day celebration” off your list. Stop moping and get on the dance floor. If we’re lucky DJ Damon will play some cheery Smiths tunes.
No, I certainly do not. In fact I’ll be showering you with giveaway goodies while you dance – a new book about The Jesus and Mary Chain called Barbed Wire Kisses, some cool pillowcases that look like mixtapes, and who knows what else. It’ll be the opposite of hurting you.
Duh. Stay. I mean, go. I mean, whatever is the right answer that puts you at the Cat Club on Feb 12. See you there!