Skip to content

New fad of 'silent discos' sweeping the globe

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
9/29/2011 (5 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Dancers listen to music on headphones in curiously quiet nightclubs

It's a wild new fad that feeds off the dissociation found in modern life. While millions of people listen to music on headphones while they shop at the market, do housework and other mundane tasks, there are a crop of new nightclubs, called "silent discos," where all the dancers listen to music on wireless headphones. The experience to the newcomer is disorienting. Walking into these clubs, you will see people dancing in total silence. It's a trend that catching on.

College campuses are now hosting Silent Disco parties for their students as well as music festivals, fairs, weekly silent nights at your favorite club, rooftop parties.

College campuses are now hosting Silent Disco parties for their students as well as music festivals, fairs, weekly silent nights at your favorite club, rooftop parties.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
9/29/2011 (5 years ago)

Published in Music

Keywords: headphones, discos, nightclubs, dancing


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The new dance party phenomenon, which started in Europe uses specially designed wireless headphones, rather than a traditional speaker system sends people boogying on to the dance floor. Silent discos are now taking America by storm.

"People would think its anti-social, but it ends up being the exact opposite," Ryan Dowd, owner of Silent Events, Inc., who caters Silent Disco events around the country says. "If you meet someone or give them the eye on the dance floor, there's no way to talk in a loud, crowded club without going outside, but this way you can literally take off the headphones in the center of the dance floor and talk in an inside voice steps from the DJ."

College campuses are now hosting Silent Disco parties for their students as well as music festivals, fairs, weekly silent nights at your favorite club, rooftop parties.

Originally created to deal with noise ordinances, silent discos help build camaraderie among those in the know. Everyone feels like they're in on a secret since they're all wearing the headphones. Spectators nab a voyeuristic pleasure from watching the group dance in what appears to be silence.

"I think it's become a phenomenon because there are so many ways to enjoy it," says Dowd. "If you don't like loud music, you can dial down the volume. If you don't like a certain type of music, you can change the channel. If you don't dance, you can people watch."

Many silent discos feature several DJs or two or three types of music like rock, rap or electronica. Silent Events even created a bilingual option for a silent dance party.

Dowd measures the success of the events when the headphones run out at the door.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for MAY 2017
Christians in Africa.
That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.


Comments


More Music

U2 lead singer, Bono powerfully endorses critical Psalms message Watch

Image of Bono thinks Christian artists need to be way more honest.

It's no secret U2 lead vocalist, Bono loves the Bible, but he has again come forwrd to openly express again how much he truly loves the ... continue reading


Amazing love song medley mashes up the greatest love songs from the 60s to now just in time for Valentine's Day Watch

Image of David Osmond, Ashley Hess and Eric Thayne in their love song medley YouTube video.

Five talented musicians take you on a fun time-trip with their love song medley that takes songs from different decades in their viral ... continue reading


Semi-finalist stuns on 'The Voice' with powerful rendition of beautiful Christian song Watch

Image of Christian Cuevas stunned the audience in a beautiful version of a powerful song of worship.

Talented singer Christian Cuevas certainly lived up to his name earlier this month when he dared to sing a gospel song the secular TV music ... continue reading


The votes have been cast! - What 2016 radio songs are most popular in YOUR state? Watch

Image of What songs  made the top of the charts in 2016?

Technology has granted the public more and more power to control the way businesses work with something as simple as a truthful Yelp! ... continue reading


'What God Wants to Hear' - Famed 'Journey' keyboardist Jonathan Cain releases solo Christian album Watch

Image of Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain (TheBlaze).

"Journey" keyboardist, Jonathan Cain is the composer and lyricist behind the iconic song "Don't Stop Believin'." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.