The Original End of the World Party, Village Underground

The End of the World Party, Village Underground, ShoreditchLet’s be fair, the ongoing claims for a new date for the end of the world have all been met with a rugged resilience here on earth, so the only thing to do is to use them as an excuse for a party. That’s exactly what’s been planned by the experts behind The End of the World Party at Village Underground, Shoreditch, as they plan to dance out the night in high spirits.

The party is in its fourth year now with the previous three being in preparation to this year’s event, which correlates to the end of a 5,125 year time period in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. The idea is simple, wear whatever you’ve always wanted to wear and drink, dance and generally party hard like there’s no tomorrow, because if the pseudoscientists have got any say in the matter, there won’t be one.

Tickets for The End of the World Party are just £4, for which you are only guaranteed a party (the end of the world business could go either way). The night entails a complete lack of inhibitions where you get to do whatever you’ve always wanted with no holding back because if it all goes down the swanny that hangover’s never going to get a chance to kick in.

The End of the World Party, Village UndergroundWith a last wish room where you can apparently live out your dreams (clearly they’ve never seen the higher echelons of my wish list, because most of that’s not public friendly) and a dance floor that will be fuelled by your music requests, it’s bound to be a party like no other.

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For anyone that’s interested in their chances of survival, the general consensus it that things should still be carrying on into 2013, so maybe planning in a hangover for Saturday morning isn’t all that much of a long shot. In fact, if you want to take a cue from the Mayan’s then celebrating the end of the 13th b’ak’tun and the start of the 5th world is a pretty good shout.