Fatboy Slim’s epic 12-hour dance battle for ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’

You think you know how to “eat, sleep, rave, repeat?” These persistent British clubbers can show you how it’s done. For the video to Calvin Harris’s remix of their hit track, Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr hosted a “Dance Endurance Event” in London earlier this month.

The set-up? A 12-hour dance party in which the last clubber standing won £500. And, as you’ll see in the video, the competition was intense; there were even referees on the dance floor and medics on hand to treat the exhausted ravers. The resulting video perfectly suits the rambling, manic energy of Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat, as the dancers throw shapes on the dance floor and in the toilet queue until only two hardcore professionals are left.

“I take off my hat and trousers to everyone who competed,” Fatboy Slim said on Facebook. “It was brutal, it was emotional and no one died.” We, too, salute the persistence and endurance of the video’s stars, although we have a feeling they’ll be focusing on the “eating” and “sleeping” portions of Fatboy Slim’s mantra for the foreseeable future.