A Little Music, A Dance Emote = A Party!
Part of my favorite aspect of CoH is the music and dance scene--you can immediately create a relaxed atmosphere while hanging out under Atlas, ease the tension of waiting for another person while inside a mission map, or help someone else feel a lot more welcome, just by playing a bit of music or rocking out. :)
CoH In-Game Music - Your Own Boombox
I've been in music since I was born, pretty much, so music makes difficult situations more relaxed and makes unfamiliar settings and people easier to take. You may find yourself reacting the same way once you take a tour through the playlist. Since iPods don't exist (yet) in Paragon City, every player has the capability to materialize a boombox out of nowhere and play songs.
A list of the songs and general commentary about what they sound like follows; I have included the key in which the song plays (yay for perfect pitch :D), as well as the basic genre and sound of each song, so you can pick and choose a song to fit the mood of your group. Check out the Boombox Emotes part of the ParagonWiki Emotes page to see how to get to each of these songs.
Wind It Up:
Dance Like A Hero's Watching
Here follows a description of the dance emotes available both through the Music menu and through slash commands in your chatbox. Visiting the ParagonWiki Emotes page will help you find these and even more emotes to use in your heroic downtime.
dance1: an easy upper-body sway from side to side; this is the dance your hero does while your boombox is going. Also called "Shuffle."
dance2: a side-to-side movement with the hands "rocking out" beside the head. Also called "Rock It."
dance3: side-to-side movement, bending elbows and knees. Also called "The Washer."
dance4: side-to-side waving of the arms and hands slowly. Also called "Raise the Roof."
dance5: jumping up and down in place, arms raised up. Also called "Bounce." This one's my favorite. :)
dance6: "monkey dance" - like dance3 only more exaggerated movement Also called "The Monkey."
"Drum Dance": a stomping movement shifting from foot to foot, Native-American inspired. Makes my characters look kinda soft in the head, in my opinion. :P