I never thought I’d go to a wild dance party on a boat at 6 am, but now that I have once, I can’t wait to do it again.
I’m not into electronic music at all, but I was inspired by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who has said that his experiences going to raves shaped his view on the world and ultimately helped him build his company into a billion-dollar business.
Could I get the same “experiential epiphany” squishing into a room with a crowd of strangers to dance to music I don’t even like?
Daybreaker, a monthly, early-morning dance party that attracts techies and startup employees from all over New York, sounded like the perfect way to try to find out.
Daybreaker was hosting a Halloween-themed extravaganza on a boat that started at 6 a.m. Business Insider colleague Melia Robinson and I decided to check it out and see what all the hype was about.
Waking up at 5 am was a struggle, but we successfully dragged ourselves out of bed and started 'rave-ifying' ourselves with the requisite gemstones and glitter.
It was still pitch-dark outside by the time Melia and I left at 5:30. Our taxi driver was incredulous when we told him what kind of event we were going to.
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