The lack of dancing on tables makes the average lunch break less than attractive to most rebels. Luckily the concept of Lunch Beat is here to change that. Lunch Beat is a one-hour dining event with as much focus on loud music and wild dancing as food. On Thursday the 31st of May lunch-breaking-dance-fiends from 15 European cities will be able spice up their lunch hour when Lunch Beat hosts their biggest event to date.
Each of the dance-worthy lunches will be streamed live at lunchbeat.org and directly onto the walls of participating clubs. Sounds a hell of a lot better than eating a stale sandwich in front of your computer, right?
The Lunch Beat movement began in Sweden around two years ago in a garage in Stockholm. One ordinary weekday fourteen people danced together during their lunch break and thus the movement was born. Since then Lunch Beat has spread across the globe, engaging thousands of participants by simply offering up a unique lunch experience. Its founders describe it as “Your week’s most important business lunch.” We’re inclined to agree.
For those of you in Istanbul, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Norrköping, Uppsala, Hamburg, Helsinki, Berlin, Porto, Humble, Paris, Manchester, Copenhagen, Oslo and Edinburgh on May 31st, grab yourself a ticket, leave the stale sandwiches at home and slam your laptops shut. And be sure to remember your dancing shoes!
LUNCH BEAT RULES
1. If it’s your first lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
2. If it’s your second, third or fourth time lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
3. If you are getting too tired to actually dance at Lunch Beat, please have your lunch at some other place.
4. You don’t talk about your job at Lunch Beat.
5. At Lunch Beat everyone present is your dance partner.
6. Any Lunch Beat are to be no longer than 60 minutes long and set during ”lunch time”.
7. Lunch Beat always serve their guest with a 1 Dj-set and 1 take away meal.
8. Water is always served during a Lunch Beat for free.
9. Lunch Beat is a preferably drug free environment.
10. Lunch Beat can be set up anywhere by anyone as long as they are announced as public events, are nonprofit arrangements and are directed by this manifesto.