The introduction presents the book’s main topic by way of some storytelling from an encounter in a Berliner nightclub. From there, it departs on a very condensed historical sketch of utopianism on queer dancefloors, starting with disco in the 1970s. This pivots to a review of utopianism as a political project, with particular attention to criticisms that are commonly aimed at youthful, queer, and nocturnal subcultures. An overview of the three main fieldwork sites then follows, including maps of the principal venues for each city. This is followed by a detailed discussion of fieldwork methods, leading into a broader reflection on the author’s approach to ethnography as a form of magical realism. The introduction then concludes with an overview of the book’s structure, including summaries of each chapter.