I have recently received an invite to a warehouse party with a twist: it was called as a 'blind rave' and apparently the lights are very low and you're encouraged to wear masks to conceal your identity. The invites are exclusive and everyone subscribes to an "alternative lifestyle". Coming from Detroit, all of my street logic kicked in and threw up many red flags. What if I'm robbed? Beaten up? What if someone has their way with me? Overall, I am frightened by the idea of partying in the dark surrounded by strangers and possibilities.
After a few days of sleeping on it, curiosity rears it's beautiful head. I am now thinking about the difference that were occur within myself if given the opportunity to be invisible. Submerged in the unknown, where I will never be recognized afterward, I wonder what I would be capable of. What would I do with perfect anonymity? What would I wear? Would I touch anyone 'unappropriately'? Would I do 'The Running Man' or 'The Cabbage Patch'? I haven't been about to stop thinking about my persona dipped in darkness.
I realize that I do a lot based off of appearances and reputation. I have an identity that I fight hard to maintain, thus I judge myself harshly before anyone has the chance. What if I had a moment to let it all go and dance?
I would really like to hear what you would do:
If given the opportunity to party where you wouldn't be recognized the next day and there were absolutely NO CONSEQUENCES to your actions. How would you take advantage of the shadows? What would you reveal about yourself around people you'll never see again? This is gonna be fun...