Unless you’ve been before, it’s hard to describe what a Danger Party is like. It’s a part throwback to ’80s New York, where there were simply less rules, but mixed with the self-awareness of the new millennium. Last night, theDanger hosted a four floor warehouse party with hot tub, circus swings, art and film installations and ten simultaneous live acts. As usual, it was a glorious mess and nudity was encouraged. In the midst, I attempted to snap pictures of the graffiti splattered windows and the industrial architecture. When the party was broken up, I was most certainly not wearing shoes. Originally scheduled to last until 7 am, the party was not surprisingly broken up by police midway through the morning. The warehouse, an artist compound called the 3rd Ward, is not as deep into Brooklyn as other parties and the noise level was apparent from blocks away. With a penchant for fire, theDanger keeps the location secret until the last minute and sometimes you have to RSVP to get the details. But still, more than 1000 party-goers revel in these over-the-top parties which have been called The Last Masquerade, New Lost City, Beauty + Ruin, and other names suggestive of the paradox of a no longer gritty New York City. The next party will be “Within the Land of Ash,” where artists will be building thirteen visions of the afterlife to be explored on Halloween.

Here are a few snapshots from last night:

All photographs by Michelle Young

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