Alan Grofé is a 72-year-old, semi-retired entrepreneur and former tech executive with frost-white hair, two grown children and five grandchildren.
He’s also the guy in that viral video, dancing his face off among the bikini and neon-clad kids at the 2016 Sunset Music Festival. More than half a million people watched it, posting selfie after selfie they’d snapped with the always smiling Grofé in the comments.
Grofé stands out, but he’s never out of place at the massive celebration of electronic dance music, a genre, perhaps more than any other, associated with the free-spiritedness of youth.
His daughter says “he’s the one who got me into trance.” And Grofé still carries a torch for old-school drum and bass, even though that scene “just isn’t the same anymore.” He spent his last birthday on the floor at Orlando dance club .
Aside from being a fixture at EDM fests around Florida, he’s also a newly-minted …