Attendees share videos from the event featuring multiple avatars doing nothing on the dance floor.
What was apparently supposed to be a testament to just how fun the metaverse is turned out to be quite the opposite – at least, if the stories and videos of a rave party held there shared by some of the attendees are anything to go by.
The event was held early on Thursday morning in what is known as Decentraland, a virtual-reality platform akin to that being developed by Facebook. The virtual space allows users to explore various locations, communicate with each other, and kill it on the dance floor – though, as evidenced by some of the footage shared from in the thick of it, there was very little actual dancing going on.
One of the attendees who decided to give outsiders a glimpse of the metaverse fun was Alex Moss, chief technology officer at an NFT development company. On his Twitter account, Moss posted a 37-second clip that featured a group of avatars on the dance floor, most of them completely stationary, with techno music blasting in the background. The video snippet was captioned, “This is the #metaverse … A live rave happening right now in @decentraland.”
This is the #metaverse… A live rave happening right now in @decentraland for the upcoming @LightbulbmanNFT release by #BjarneMelgaard. Music from @feedelity @prins_thomas @mightbetwins #NFTdrop #rave #virtualevent #NFTCommunity pic.twitter.com/aC4WYRbgH9
— Alex Moss (@alexmoss) January 20, 2022