->''"Go and get your riot gear,''\\
''swing your girlie all around.''\\
''We'll be dancing on the cinders''\\
''as the town is burning down."''
-->-- '''Music/FiveIronFrenzy''', "Get Your Riot Gear"

It's not hard to spot this guy (or girl) in an AfterTheEnd setting: he's the one dancing merrily on the grave of civilization. What his particular beef was with society may vary, but in all cases he's overjoyed to have seen it bite the dust. He's not typically the [[OmnicidalManiac one responsible for]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom the big boom]], though he might shake the hand of whoever is given the opportunity. Could possibly be considered a slightly less insane version of PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery.

Compare CrazySurvivalist, LonersAreFreaks, and PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery. ''Might'' become the TokenEvilTeammate or [[SourSupporter The Sour Supporter]] if he decides he has reason to join up with a group of other survivors (highly doubtful though).

See also WhileRomeBurns, where the survivor may not be ''enjoying'' the carnage, but they certainly don't seem to mind it much.




[[folder: Film ]]

* While he's [[TheStoic relatively restrained about it]], the title character of ''Film/DrStrangelove'' seems quite pleased to have the opportunity to put his survival plans into action. General Turgidson also [[AllMenArePerverts sees the bright side]] of having [[AdamAndEvePlot a harem of women with whom to start repopulating the world]].
* In ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', as the city is on the verge of complete destruction, a group of young {{upper class twit}}s, emerging from a brothel, are delighted that something is happening.
-->Let's all watch the world go to the devil!

[[folder: Literature ]]
* Harold Lauder in Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand''. At least he was in the beginning of the book...
* The protagonist of Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' did this after he discovered the dead Martians.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Henry Bemis (Burgess Meredith) in ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Time Enough At Last". [[CruelTwistEnding But then...]]

[[folder: Music]]
* The cover of the Music/{{KISS}} album ''Music/{{Destroyer}}'' consists of the band members doing this during a nuclear explosion.
* Music/BlueOysterCult is the TropeNamer.

[[folder: Music Videos ]]

* Everyone who hears the LMFAO song "Party Rock Anthem" ([[BrownNote unwillingly]]) dances with [[CrapsaccharineWorld apocalyptic abandon]].
* The lyrics of Music/MiracleOfSound's FilkSong for ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77X_BzrIL-U Higher Tonight!]] allude to this.
--> And when the world is comin' down around me... I'm just gonna keep on dancin'... I'm just gonna keep on dancin'!


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* One ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip shows a two guys in a boat fishing, with [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons mushroom clouds]] rising in the background. One tells the other: "I'll tell you what this means -- no size restrictions and ''screw'' the limit!"


[[folder: Tabletop RPG ]]

* The ''Doomguard'' faction in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' has this as their ideal. The end of everything can not be prevented, and is therefore desirable. Some members might regret the suffering of the people that have died, but everything that is completely destroyed really makes their day.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 the sequel]], we get Francis, who views the zombie apocalypse as "one big barfight" and holds open disdain for everything except [[spoiler: vests]], and Ellis, who is clearly having a very good time stealing stock cars, running around on roller coasters, and setting off the Midnight Riders pyrotechnics.
* The player themselves in the ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' franchise which encourages you to play dress-up and revel in amusing deaths of zombies. Several "psychos" also fit the bill.
* In the Chaos ending of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', [[spoiler:Flynn and Lucifer stare at the burning Eastern Kingdom of Mikado; with the Archangels dead and the rest of the Law faction rendered ineffectual, God's attempt to seal Tokyo has failed and demons and survivors will flock out of their cage into the restored world, resulting in a savage world where only the strongest will survive]]. Given Flynn's status as a HeroicMime, it's a bit hard to see whether he considers the situation this trope or WhileRomeBurns.

[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* [[http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/monday-march-8-2010/ This guy]] from a ''Medium Large'' strip.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] during a [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror episode]] when he happened to be in a bomb shelter when Springfield was destroyed by [[EarthShatteringKaboom nuclear bombs]]. One of the first things he did was go to the church, where he danced in his underwear.