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Fitzroy Garage Party refers to discussions and parody videos that refer to a series of viral videos featuring men having a "garage party" in an inner-city suburb of Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia. The videos gained virality after comments and reactions about the party and its attendees being cringe went viral, with other commentators noting the specific Australian private school-educated archetypes in attendance at the event, as well as other stereotypes being present in the gathering. The videos and their recreations went viral in late December 2022.
On December 21st, TikToker @jumbleteeth uploaded a video of him and his friends enjoying a garage/laneway party in the inner-city suburb of Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia. The video gathered over 1.7 million plays and 140,000 likes in nearly a week (seen below, left). On December 22nd, 2022, TikToker @andydavie posted a similar video, this time depicting a montage of him and his eclectically dressed friend group dancing and laughing, set to the song "We Are The People" by the band "Empire of the Sun." The video gathered over 3.4 million plays and 280,000 likes in five days (seen below, right).
@andydavie the vibes are here #melbourne ♬ are you gonna leave me now – beachbumblaine
The historically working-class neighborhood of Fitzroy has been greatly gentrified in the past decades, with most residents now embodying the archetype of private-school-educated wealth. The reactions to these initial videos were generally unfavorable, with comments about being "unable to escape the Fitzroy garage party" pouring in within a day of their uploads. The comments appear to be in reaction to various angles of the party going viral simultaneously. Other reactions focussed on the awkward natures of the attendees and previous conceptions of new Fitzroy district residents in Australia's Melbourne (seen below).
Other viral early uploads of the party were posted by TikToker @jordanmenadue on December 17th, gathering 940,000 plays and 74,000 likes in ten days (seen below, left), and by @jumbleteeth on December 23rd, gathering over 2.2 million plays and 66,000 likes in four days (seen below, right).
@jumbleteeth A few more angles for all of you nice people asking for them 🤍 #garageparty #melbourne #fitzroy #garage ♬ Techno Disco Tool (Radio Edit) – Mella Dee
Soon after the aforementioned videos went viral, various TikTokers began to parody the concept. On December 23rd, TikToker @tully12inch71 posted a parody video that gathered over 500,000 plays and 44,000 likes in four days (seen below, left). Also on December 23rd, TIkToker @candymoore.mp3 posted a video parodying the aforementioned clips, gathering over 1.2 million plays and 80,000 likes in four days (seen below, right).
@tully12inch71 A few *more*angles for all you nice people asking for more 🤍 #garage #garageparty #melbourne #fitzroy ♬ Techno Disco Tool (Radio Edit) – Mella Dee
On December 24th, TikToker @jahankalantarofficial posted a video dissecting the historical factors that made the original videos appear so "cringe" to the general Australian population, gathering over 420,000 plays and 12,000 likes in three days. (seen below, left). Also on December 25th, TikToker @izzyarmitage3 posted a video parodying the scene, gathering over 950,000 plays and 120,000 likes in two days (seen below, right).
@jahankalantarofficial Fitzroy Garage Party on your FYP explained #legaltips #lawyer #sydneylawyer #sydney #jksays #legaltiktok #lawfirm #australia ♬ original sound – JahanKalantarOfficial
@izzyarmitage3 Classic girls pres #fitzroygarageparty ♬ Techno Disco Tool (Radio Edit) – Mella Dee