Flashdance 15: Rockin’ Out at City Hall


Thank You! Thank You! Thank You to everyone who made it to last night’s FlashDance at City Hall! Sooooo much goodness & exactly what our hero needed 🙂 It was once again stupendous and makes me even more bummed that I did not manage to have a June FD – what was up with that?

Anyway from the Amazing Filipino(?) Dance Squad, to the Flava Flav impersonator to the Italian tourists it was awesome. And even the fact that we got busted and had to move locations all worked out well (see below!). Simply a great FlashDance! I hope you all had as much fun as I did & I can’t wait for August (hint: we’ll be hitting the same spot we always hit for August FD…).

Thanks again for making my night!

3 quick additional notes:

  1. If you are not already signed up to get SMS updates on your phone – PLEASE DO!!! Last night showed how important these are since we had to move it was the only good way to find us. Instructions are here.
  2. Check us out! April’s Flashdance got a mention in the Guardian! With some cute pix!
  3. How did you like the music!? Leave comments! Hopefully you all loved it as much as I did. ever since the comments of a few FDs ago, I’ve been trying to broaden the musical selection whiles still trying to keep it BROADLY accessible. I’ve also tried to work in more requests and to generally play more than just my standards. How do you like it? At the end of the day, I’ll always be playing primarily POP music (Sorry house/techno fans) – but I’m open to considering anything as long as I think a LOT of people will enjoy it. Let me know what you thought of last night if you were there… (below is my reconstructed playlist – I think a few things I played are missing….)
  • Flash – Queen
  • Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  • Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe – Barry White
  • Material Mickey (Madonna Vs. Toni Basil Vs. Bay City Rollers Vs. Quiet Riot) – Matt Hite
  • Super Freak – Rick James
  • I See You Baby (The Gheewala Club RMX) – Groove Armada
  • Disco Club (Large Pro Peas Remix) [Explicit Version] – Black Eyed Peas
  • Harder, Harder, Harder, Harder! (Daft Punk Vs. Passions) – Electrosound
  • Sad But Superstitious (Stevie Wonder Vs. Metallica) – Wax Audio
  • Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe – Barry White
  • Love Today – MIKA
  • Low A Prayer (Madonna Vs. Flo Rida) – DJ Maxentropy
  • Let’s Dance (ft. Busta Rhymes) – Brand Nubian
  • That Dude – The High Decibels
  • I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
  • Get Down (Calvin Harris Remix) – Groove Armada
  • I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
  • Boyz – M.I.A.
  • When I See You – Macy Gray
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Ain’t That Peculiar – Marvin Gaye
  • Come On – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Right Here’s the Spot – Basement Jaxx & Me’Shell Ndegéocello
  • Get Off Your Ass And Jam – Funkadelic
  • Shut-Up Remix – Black Eyed Peas
  • Faith – George Michael
  • Private Eyes – Hall & Oates
  • Raspberry Beret – Prince
  • Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon
  • Sometimes – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Rock With You – Michael Jackson
  • Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  • We Can Work It Out – Stevie Wonder

13 thoughts on “Flashdance 15: Rockin’ Out at City Hall

  1. oh man i was just waiting outside bart for my friend; and i’m thinking what’s that music? and then what’s all those people? and then i was dancing. wow im glad i stumbled upon this.

  2. This was awesome! I heard about flashdance from friends, so I made it this time and brought friends. I can’t wait till the next one!

  3. amazing. amazing. amazing. probably didn’t stop moving for, like, two hours straight. what would put things over the top is some late ’80’s/early ’90’s silliness: c+c music factory, bel biv devoe, salt n’ pepa, color me badd, enigma, boyz II men, what-have-you. yeah, i said it.

  4. Hey Deep. I love this concept and was shocked to just learn about it. But honestly, if I may as I’m working on being honest in every moment, I didn’t love the music. Of course, I was one in 100+, but my two girls I came with felt the same, which is why we ended up leaving. But man, any chance to dance with strangers in a public space is bound to leave me smiling, so thanks for doing it.
    My vote is for more dance music (not hard core club stuff), but less cheesy music (just my opinion, which you asked for) and more 4-to-the-floor, great beat, kind of stuff. Loved the Michael Jackson and the bhangra mash up, but some mash ups just didn’t work for me.
    Okay, hope that wasn’t too harsh. I’m out.
    Cheers.

  5. Me and crew were headed home after seeing a 3D movie… heard the tunes and couldn’t resist checking the situation.
    and BLAM! BLOW! BOOM!…. my first Flash Dance!

    thankfully i was still wearing my 3D glasses, otherwise i might not have seen the coolness

    we’re waiting for the next one!

  6. Was just driving by with friends saw this group grooving and stopped to check it out glad I did, I just didn’t want to leave but had to take my friends back, can’t wait for the next time

  7. i was dancing like a mad woman at the flashdance (i always do! my neck is sprained for proof)…and i realized i am mostly celebrating the fact that its happening on the street with a bunch of strangers put together by a cool dude who comes on a tricycle.and is my coolest friend!
    love it ..love you..

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