In this country, it’s not uncommon to see employees spending lunch at their desks, hurriedly scarfing down their meals. In Sweden, however, it’s another story.
That’s because a movement called “Lunch Beat” has gained a ton of momentum recently in the Kingdom of Sweden.
Lunch Beat started a few years ago when a small group of people decided to spend their lunch break dancing in their office garage. Since then, the movement has grown in leaps and bounds, and today’s Lunch Beat events are put together by a core group of organizers at venues all throughout Sweden.
The lunch-time gatherings, which can include as many as 600 patrons, include a mix of working professionals like engineers, insurance brokers and designers.
For 60 minutes during the traditional lunch hour (noon through 1 p.m.), workers pretend their weekday lunch is a Saturday night while a DJ plays techno music.
The only rules at Lunch Beat: No work talk, no alcohol, no drugs, no networking and, most importantly, no gawking — patrons must be there to dance.