DJ C’Mish over at the Turntable Lab blog has posted a funny but legitimate observation about behavior he’s witnessed on today’s dancefloors. He cites party goers current propensity for being overly engrossed in texting and staring at their phones rather than enjoying the music.
Somebody’s gotta re-make Midnight Star’s “No Parking On The Dancefloor” with a modern version – “NO TEXTING ON THE DANCEFLOOR!” Seriously, how many times have you gone a party and seen all these wallflowers chillin’ and texting. You can be spinning the most bad-a** jam and the biggest response you can get is people looking up from their phones and going, “That’s my jam!” before going quickly back to perfecting their wpm with their thumbs. Talk about lame. When most of our parents were young and going out to clubs, they were drinking, doing stimulants, screaming their heads off, sporting fashion that we can only try to “bring back,” and most of all…they were dancing. I know if my old skool NY neighbors who partied at the house clubs in the 80′s saw this generation’s parties, they would think we’re pathetic. Going home before 4, talking to only people that you know, and texting in the club can all be filed under BORING. If you can’t out-party your parents, what does that say about us? Just food for thought the next time you see that certain guy or girl busting out her phone in the middle of the jam. Real sexy right?