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Music Video Treatments: Nightmare Dance Club

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The setting is a ballroom, dark and perhaps sort of dingy — think the rave in Zion from the second Matrix movie, but the difference is that instead of the audience finding it unpleasant, the ravers are the ones having a bad time.  They are dancing, but their facial expressions are pained and tortured.  Some are crying, some are just grimacing.  A few of them have facial bruises.  We pan up and find burly men holding guns in the balconies, looking serious and harshly militaristic.  The band is on stage, and they are performing the song neither happily or scared — they’ve got a job to do and they’re doing it, nothing more, nothing less.  The song itself should be a happy, upbeat, electropoppish type number — ideally nothing lyrically to betray the unpleasant scene.

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