Monday, November 26, 2007

On Neptune...

Dancehall plays on the psyche and manifests itself in behavioral terms, which is when the transformation occurs. This transformation allows the patron to embody that of a celebrity figure once they enter the dance hall-- totally removed from reality, it becomes such an illusion that the fantasy will ONLY end when the dance is over. For many, it’s like going through that wall like Alice in the movie “Alice in Wonderland". Therefore, since Neptune is the furthest planet from Earth, I imagine that this is what a dancehall celebrity feels like when they enter the dance regardless of whether or not the reality of their situation is good or bad. As a result, the Dancehall scene has been able to catapult the everyday individual to a status of popularity and fame, who some refer to as Ghetto Superstars or simply Dancehall Celebrities.