You can still pay to go to nightclubs—on Zoom—without worrying about catching the coronavirus

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      The isolation economy has offered up a new twist: virtual nightclubs.

      All over the world, they're popping up on Zoom, complete with a DJ making music and "clubgoers" who dance to the beats in their own homes.

      If you don't believe us, click this link to the Zone Party 2.0, which takes place on Saturday (April 19) night.

      These virtual nightclubs are even getting covered by the business press.

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      At the Zoom party @quaranteenyc, all the usual trappings of a bottle-service club remain—except for the buckets of Champagne. Guests purchase tickets for $10, or can pay $80 for a private room to party alongside Instagram-famous DJs and burlesque dancers. Channeling the true spirit of nightlife, it’s up to the crowd to create the party’s vibe via active participation—turning down the lights, throwing on a costume, talking to each other in the group chat. The coronavirus crisis hit the music and nightlife industry hard, forcing event cancelations stretching through the lucrative summer festival season. New party experiences are emerging every day. Get details via the link in our bio.

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      So far, there's no sign of any Zoom nightclubs being offered by Blueprint Events, which is the biggest player in the biz in Vancouver.

      But four Toronto friends created their own virtual dance spot, Club Quarantine, which has been holding online queer parties every night on Zoom. It has more than 48,000 followers on Instagram.

      You can read more about it on NowToronto.com.

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