Everyone loves music, but if you happen to be one of those couples who just can't get enough of certain artists, genres and experiences, then take a look at some of these date night ideas. They're perfect for pairs that want to dance, sing and play the night away — together.
1. Nostalgic Dance Party
Are you both a big fan of 80s hits, 90s jams or terrible 2000s top 40? Make a silly playlist and listen to all your favorite older songs (feel free to sing along) while you eat snacks that remind you two of the era they're from. Should you feel compelled to, you can make cocktails inspired by the tunes to get your nerves down so you can do a little living room dancing. Examples: Drinking sherry while listening to Marcy Playground's "Sherry Fraser," whiskey gingers for Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River," and for Snoop's "Gin and Juice" — well, you know what to do.
2. Around The Clock Rock
Rather than simply seeing your favorite musician live, why not make a whole experience out of your mutual love for that person or group? Whether it's a current musical artist or one that's long gone, you can create a themed day that lasts from morning to midnight. You can visit museums that possess memorabilia, record stores that carry vinyls, landmarks that pertain to the songs, places that fit with song titles — just be creative. The adventure will not only be doing all of these things, but figuring them out together.
3. Duet Date
Karaoke is super fun, but to supercede the goofiness of it with a whole lot of romance, go into the evening agreeing to either exclusively or primarily sing songs together. You can even include other couples you know by renting a room for your group and having a double- or triple-date love song contest between you all!
4. DJ Classes
Ever want to learn how to spin? Taking a class together can be a great bonding experience and get you to figure out a fun new skill. Try Scratch DJ Academy for private or group lessons.
5. Grownup Dress-up
Are you two especially fond of a specific duo in music history? Whether it's Johnny Cash and June Carter, Sonny and Cher, Yoko and John — you can dress along the lines of how they might have together and go out on the town for a themed date (this could even go along with #2). You don't have to go Halloween-serious on the costumes; for example, cowboy boots and large curls would be enough inspiration for a June essence.
6. Find A Festival
Seeing live music you both love together is a given, but what about getting exposed to new music? Seeking out a spontaneous, unfamiliar festival could be an exciting new frontier for you two that will allow you to explore new places and musical experiences together, making it an extra special memory.
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