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World's Smallest Disco to invade black van outside convention center

On Saturday, the World's Largest Disco will pulsate inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, where thousands of 1970s-themed celebrants roar with energy under the colorful lights of disco balls.

Just outside, though, will be the World's Smallest Disco, a micro-pop-up dance party created by Choose Yer Own Adven-Tours founders Ron Ehmke and Paula Watkins. The amusing site for this "immersive art experience" is a black 2016 Chrysler Town & Country van, which boasts seven seats and souped-up electronics, where a bouncer will usher curious disco attendees in and out of the vehicle.

Specific time details will be announced via Facebook on Saturday, but expect the tiny disco to begin raging around 8 p.m., the time when the VIP party begins. The general admission portion of the World's Largest Disco begins at 9. Here's the 2016 Smiles gallery from that event.

Parts of the in-van dance party will be broadcast through Facebook Live - keep your eyes on the Facebook event page for further details regarding the video and the van's parking spot - as the scene will likely be both lively and cramped. Lucky van dancers are encouraged to share their experience through their own social media channels, too.

"'Dancing' may prove challenging for those lucky enough to make it past the velvet rope, as it is physically impossible for an adult human being to stand up on the 'dance floor,' let alone do the Hustle, but the organizers are confident that generations of party people limbered up by years of yoga, Pilates and bellying up to a crowded bar for an overpriced cocktail will be able to adjust to this minor limitation," reads the press release.

The release teases that several other micro-events are planned for 2018, as the World's Smallest Disco will simply whet the palates for more creative media-art events to come.

It's usually not encouraged to hop into a black van with strangers, but the World's Smallest Disco mobile should be hard to miss.

Email: btsujimoto@buffnews.com

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