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Wednesday, March 29, 2021

Stealth partying has reached its apogee with event-planned house parties, staged undercover-style in warehouse lofts throughout the five boroughs.

To avoid leaving a paper trail, almost none of the loft-party organizers print fliers. Some declined to speak in detail for this article for fear of exposure. Secrecy, they said, is both their best defense and their biggest draw.

Advertised through online Listservs, Web sites like MySpace.com and word of mouth, the house parties are open to anyone who unearths the secret address and is willing to pay the $5 to $15 cover charges.

They include rock shows, performance art and D.J.-fueled discos.

I have yet to score an invite to one of these illicit pajamy-jams — “yet” representing a perhaps too-hopeful assumption. I’m not about to go trolling through Craigslist’s events listing to discover one. But if anyone has the insider scoop, clue me in.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 03/29/2006 08:08:46 PM
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  1. Yeah, instead of printing a flier that’ll get tossed, ripped and shredded, post about it online, where it’s archived forever. Love the logic.

    Comment by David — 03/30/2006 @ 03:33:48 PM

  2. We used to pull these off in HS. Usually there’s no Heat/AC, bathrooms are scarce, and just to be safe scope out the fire escape or plan an alternate exit if something “goes down”. Airplane bottles are your best friend unless you like Keg beer.

    Comment by tiny — 03/30/2006 @ 06:52:48 PM

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