I’m surprised there isn’t one of these already, and yet, when I investigated last, no one had a step-by-step guide to how to Party Rock. There’s gotta be a demand for it; LMFAO turned from a semi-obscure group to an International sentation and trend-setting phenom literally overnight with their release of “Party Rock Anthem”.
Party Rock could easily be the next big craze in subcultures, at least style-wise. Since the release of the album “Sorry For Party Rocking” last year, stores everywhere are packed with brightly-colored animal print clothes, bags, shoes and accessories. In the last 3 months, I’ve been able to get my hands on a gold leopard print skirt, turquoise leopard print leggings, and just about everything zebra. But Party Rock goes beyond just animal print pants being out of control. If you really wanna party rock, follow these simple steps:
- Learn to shuffle. I’m not talking a shuffleboard or using a walker. Shuffling is a form of dance mainly oriented aroud rapid, sliding footwork and can be found in raves everywhere. While shuffling has its own underground culture, it’s not uncommon to meet somebody who knows a few steps. The best way to learn is from a friend in person, although there are many helpful videos on YouTube that can point you in the right direction. You don’t have to be a pro; you just have to know enough to wow an uneducated crowd.
- Update your iTunes library. No one who can claim to be a Party Rocker ever got that way by listening to Britney Spears. Fill your iPod with dubstep, hip hop, anything you would hear at a rave, and of course plenty of LMFAO and their collaborators. Artists like Busta Rhymes, OutKast, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Benny Benassi and Black Eyed Peas are a must.
- Get awesome pants. The staple in any video Party Rocker is a sick pair of stand-out jeans. They can be colored, striped, animal print, or metallic. The main idea is that when you’re shufflin’ every day, the focus will be on your legs and that’s where you gotta look your flashiest. A true party rocker knows that when you party rock, you do it in a major way, head to toe. Pants that turn heads and make a statement are the first big step.
- Accessorize like a boss. Lens-less glasses, flashy chains, neon kicks and big hair just to prove your point set a mood for the atmosphere, day and night. Make sure the accents to your outfit stand out but also coordinate. Remember that style is the true key to party rocking 24/7.Colors like red, purple, yellow, and anything else that screams “fun” will work. Don’t forget the occasional “Party Rock” licensed LMFAO wristband as a tip of the hat to your greatest inspirations.
- Do the Do big. Big hair, as mentioned earlier, is not only a great way to complete any outfit, but a signal to everyone that you’re always ready to have a good time. Afros and various teased and hairsprayed dos are a must when you step out on the scene.
- Party Rock! Now that you’ve got the look, the tunes and the moves, you’re ready to go out in a major way. Whether it’s a bar, club, or just a regular house party, remember that party rockers are always the life of any occasion. Don’t hold back. Put on the charm, pull out the jokes and shuffle til the break of dawn. Just remember not to take yourself too seriously. Anybody wearing lens-less glasses and zebra-print pants is just a little bit of a joke. But that’s alright; it’s a party. Have fun and don’t cause drama.
I think that’s about it. Party rocking isn’t too hard to do, if you know how to accomplish it. And just because you are a regular Redfoo on a Friday night doesn’t mean you have to carry that on until Monday morning. It’s okay to just wear basic jeans and an “Everyday I’m Shufflin'” t-shirt to class or around the house. Party rock has a time and a place. And if nothing else, learn how to loosen up and keep a couple of shuffle steps in your back pocket in case of emergency. A true party rocker knows how to have a good time, no matter what the occasion or what everyone’s wearing.
…Although, Jello Shots at a funeral may not be the best idea.
I’m DJ Selenium and my show, Party Rock Shock, is Wednesdays @ 4pm PST on kssu.com. To learn more about me and my show, Follow me on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe to me on YouTube, and join my Facebook group.