As with all great art, once a work is set out into the world, it runs the risk of taking on a life of its own. This has become the case with Boiler Room, the video series that breaks the fourth wall of dance clubs, allowing home viewers to watch DJs and their audiences at venues around the world.
Boiler Room fans have had fun prescribing roles and games to some of the characters in these videos, but there’s always the more interactive option of joining the fun and drinking along. Whether you’re staying in or techno tailgaiting before a night out, here are three Boiler Room drinking games to get you as hammered as the crowd on the big screen.
1. Kaytranada Boiler Room Montreal
After my fifth time watching this video, all I can say is “Montreal knows how to fucking party.” If you don’t feel high as a kite just watching the scene unfold, follow these simple rules and you’ll be well on your way.
- Someone stares at the camera for way too long
- Someone invades Kaytranada’s space and he politely asks them to stop
- You see someone else’s drinking game in the background (keep an eye out for beer staffs!)
- Dancers get their grind on
2. Disclosure Boiler Room Shanghai
Broadcast from somewhere in the East China Sea of Smartphones, the Lawrence brothers beautifully take a crowd of wannabe video journalists on a journey from their own classic hits to great dance floor heaters of 2016.
- They talk to one of the people standing behind them. Quite a chatty bunch, this time.
- The DJs switch headphones
- Disclosure sing along to their set
3. Solomun Boiler Room Tulum
The Diynamic label don may be one of the hottest DJs on the planet, but it is the wily extras who shine brightest in this Boiler Room video. There’s even a Shakespearean fan fiction available for this set, should the drinking game alone not be enough for you.
- Solomun takes a drink
- The scene cuts to a clip of waves crashing on the sandy beaches of Tulum
*You won’t have to, if you follow the first 2 rules
Honorable Mention: Richie Hawtin Boiler Room Amsterdam
- You wish the video quality was better.
There, I said it.