There is always something so fascinating about coming across new genres of music and observing how this reflects in the output behaviour of the listener. When listening to new music (in this case minimal-electro, I think?) my advice is to…
“… stick to the protocol. It is there for a reason.”
I went to a rather alternative club in Vienna – and, let’s face it, nothing about me says “alternative”. I am quirky, yes – but not necessarily in a cool kind of way (my friends will know what I mean).
Well, it turns out that no one was dancing like people normally would in clubs (i.e.: facing their friends/interacting/singing). Rather, everyone was turned to look at the DJ whilst merely bobbing their heads to the music. I was confused to say the least – but later found out at these events you give the DJs your full attention as a sign of appreciation – which is quite a lovely thing indeed. But, because I was not aware of this, I tried to bust a move on the dance floor; a move which resembled a cabaret-style shimmy (don’t ask why) and got some interesting looks directed my way. So yeah, sometimes it’s good to blend in and act… cool.
Discovered in Vienna, Austria (2012).